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Old 07-28-2008, 03:09 PM
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Post the diet history (starting calories, caloric reduction, what period of time, macronutrient ratio, etc).
AGAIN... why won't you do this?
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Old 07-28-2008, 03:21 PM
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you should do what ross says.
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Old 07-28-2008, 04:37 PM
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Maybe you need to increase calories to keep losing... Post the diet history (starting calories, caloric reduction, what period of time, macronutrient ratio, etc).
I started out at around 4600 calories when I finished bulking, I reduced it about 10 percent a week or so until I reached around 2800. Then I started reducing 10 percent every two weeks until I reached around 1800 calories. Thats where I am now and have been for about a month or so. This has been going on since March.
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Old 07-28-2008, 04:58 PM
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Ok, that's where you went wrong. There is no point in lowering calories if you're still losing weight. It looks like you just followed a linear decrease in calorie consumption. You went too low and it wasn't necessary to do to begin with. You only need to decrease calories when you hit a plateau, and even then lowering calories isn't always the answer.

Increase your calories by 200-300 for a couple of weeks and see if that makes a difference. If not, then increase it by 200-300 more. If you go too low, then your body will try to hold on to the very small amount of calories that you're taking in and store them as fat. You'll end up losing a significant amount of muscle mass in the process.
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I would increase your calories to shock your metabolism. Your body has adjusted to your diet.
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Old 08-06-2008, 02:08 PM
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I would say you are much too far below your maintenance level. Your body is now going into starvation mode where it stores everything it can as fats to protect itself.

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