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    Weight loss plateau

    Hi everybody,

    New here (old log in) so hi - again!

    Bit of back ground, I have been dieting since early January. I started at 14st 6lbs, and estimated around 28% body fat

    I set out to lose as much weight as possible over 12 - 16 weeks, lowering my body fat percentage to create a good platform before starting a clean bulk.

    As of last Monday I was down to 13st 0lbs, great progress so far - though the weight loss had definitely slowed down, which I expected at some point.

    That said, over the last week despite eating well and exercising 5 days a week (as I have done since starting) I have somehow gained 4lbs.

    Could this be water retention? Slowed metabolism due to changed lifestyle? it's rather frustrating!

    My most recent BMI check showed I had lost over 20lbs of fat and gained 7.5lbs of muscle, but that's over the whole period since starting, not just the last week obviously.

    Any advice you can provide me is greatly appreciated.

    If it helps at all i am 29, 1.8m tall.

    Many thanks

    Stashby
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    It could easily be water.

    It could also be glycogen and inflammation if you are doing more resistance training than before.

    I'm sorry to say that body composition tests are mostly very unreliable. I find it unlikely you gained 7lbs of muscle while dieting. It's much more likely to be the case that you lost 13-14lbs of fat and MAYBE gained 1lb of muscle. Muscle gain is always slow and even more so when dieting down.

    But back to your question. If you were losing weight steadily a week ago, stick with your current calorie level for at least another week. Your metabolism might adapt by 1-200 calories but it doesn't just suddenly crash.
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    Originally Posted by SuffolkPunch View Post
    It could easily be water.

    It could also be glycogen and inflammation if you are doing more resistance training than before.

    I'm sorry to say that body composition tests are mostly very unreliable. I find it unlikely you gained 7lbs of muscle while dieting. It's much more likely to be the case that you lost 13-14lbs of fat and MAYBE gained 1lb of muscle. Muscle gain is always slow and even more so when dieting down.

    But back to your question. If you were losing weight steadily a week ago, stick with your current calorie level for at least another week. Your metabolism might adapt by 1-200 calories but it doesn't just suddenly crash.
    Yes, I am taking the BMI test with a pinch of salt, though i will say that while i have lost weight i have gained inches around my shoulders and chest / back so i am happy with that.
    Regardless, it wasn;t my main goal at this stage as mentioned.

    I'll stick with it for now - hopefully the sudden gain will disappear as quickly and inexplicably as it has arrived.

    Fingers crossed!
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