Possibly a Plateau?
Hey guys, i'm new here, but i've been doing the Slow-carb diet for about 5 or 6 weeks now, and i am extremely strict. at first i still had one tiny piece of dark chocolate everyday but that was only for the first 2 weeks. I did ToughMudder at the end of march this year and was sitting at around 80 kg's when i did it. After it i had to stop running for a bit to give my knees a break because of problems.
My weight increased to approximately 83kg by the time a month had passed. By this time my dad had bought the 4hb book and i began it immediately. I slowly went down to a stable weight between 79.8 and 80.5, and have stayed at this weight since. My cheat days are horrendous, i hate myself after each binge haha but i always drink green tea and have probiotics during it as Tim Ferris outlines. I have green tea most non cheat days along with plenty of water.
Here is the next part though, i work out 6 days a week high intensity and do sprints once per week. It is part of my routine and i love working out, however i cannot seem to drop anymore weight, and im not seeing much improvement in the mirror. I am sitting at around 13.5% BF.
Can anyone recommend or give any tips to overcome this plateau or to continue the fat loss? i am not looking for extreme weight loss now, i just want to continue to get leaner.
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Well, in the book, Tim cites a case of a woman who was working out like six days a week(like you) doing lots of cardio and she overtrained herself and stalled her fat loss because of it. I would ease up on your exercises(I realize it is what you enjoy and a routine), but if you want to get leaner this has to be done otherwise, you should just be happy being at 13%.
I would recommend doing more weight training to build muscle as more muscle = more fat burning factories. I wouldn't say take out cardio altogether, but limit it to like 30-45m like 4 times a week at most. Tough, I know, but try it for a week and see if it helps get past that plateau. If it is still the same, then list us what you are eating per day and drinking. Maybe you can extend your slow carb weeks longer like 9 days instead of the usual 6?
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