Weight Loss – Losing the last 10 pounds is the worst!

Weight Loss

I’m 5’6. I used to hover around 135 pounds (129 at my lowest) and steadily for the past year I’ve gained 15 pounds to be around 150. I fluctuate between 143-150, but as of the past few weeks I’ve been hanging on at 148.

I use a Fitbit to track my workouts. I don’t count on it to be exactly correct, but it shows my BMR to be about 1400 kcal/day. I average about 1900 kcal/day burned at 2100 kcal/day after working out HIIT 3x a week. It says I burn 300 or so calories doing 60 minutes of HIIT.

I’m 24 years old. When I was 21-22, it was super easy to lose weight. Now, the scale won’t budge. I’ve been hardcore HIIT the last three weeks and eating about 1500 calories a day, making sure I get enough protein and fat in my daily macros. Nothing else is working, though. I should be losing weight if I’m at 1500 calories a day and burning 2000, give or take 100.

What else can I do? Is it just my body getting used to the workouts? I should lose about 10 pounds in 12.5 weeks, and 3 weeks in and I’ve lost nothing. Help!

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  2. Have you noticed any non scale changes? Sometimes during a plateau your figure changes although the scale does not, but I’m pretty much a novice to Lasting weight loss so I could be wrong

  3. > it shows my BMR to be about 1400 kcal/day

    Well, the explanation is pretty simple: This value is wrong and your actual BMR/TDEE is quite a bit lower than what you/the calculator think it is.

    I made the same observation of plateauing 6 kgs before my goal despite doing “everything right”.

    I’m 5’7 and in order to maintain my 18.5 BMI I cannot eat much more than 1450 kcal despite tdeecalculator.net telling me my TDEE was 1750 kcal.

    So the way to overcome the plateau was: Going even further down with the calories. So I went down to an average of ~1050 for 2 months to get from 20.5 to 18.5.

  4. Have you tried intermittent fasting?

  5. Yes it will work with HIIT. I would do a search for IF Dr Rhonda Patrick or Dr Mercola and both should give you a lot of content. Also search Dr Rhonda IF podcast if you are in to those.


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