I am 5'7 and weigh 194lbs. I eat pretty clean all the time, I do have moments of weakness where I will drink a few beers but that's kept to once or twice a month. I am doing IF usually 16/8 but will throw in some 20/4 when I feel up for it.
Currently I am following a 5x5 strength program but at the end of the last set I do a pyramid down until I can really feel my muscles have been pushed to the max. I have already lost 40lbs on paleo but my goal weight is 185 carrying a good amount of muscle. I'm currently at about 30% body fat but would like to get down to about 20%.
I'm losing anywhere between 1-2lbs a week and sometimes I don't lose weight at all but my clothes still fit better and I look like I'm recomposing. I am doing very little in the way of carbs maybe 50 max per day.
I expected to be losing fat faster than this rate on IF, could it be that I am not eating enough carbs?
asked byRuizG (5)
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on August 28, 2013
at 09:14 PM
You might try only doing the IF a few times per week, and not on workout days. Upping your carbs could help some, it's at least worth experimenting with. I feel that IF is better with less, than more, as it can raise stress hormones. A 5x5 routine is great for getting big and strong, not so much for leaning out. Maybe do some sprint intervals or a HIIT workout once a week for a more metabolically taxing workout.