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2015/01/28 21:14:33 (permalink)
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Bodyweight, macros and shape.

Hi folks,
 
Another question again, you all have been pretty helpful with previous ones..
 
This time last year i was 11.5 stone and I maintained my weight on 2400 cals roughly, I then dieted down to 11 stone (abs showing) for holidays in August by going down to 1800-2200 cals. Following the holidays of hardly eating and sleeping I now weighed 10.5 stone (very skinny but abs still showing). I came back from holidays end of last August and I am still the same weight today but I am fatter, around the mid section. My abs have gone and my hip fat is increasing.  Following holidays I started at 2200 cals for a couple of weeks and stuck to 2500 cals up until xmas, staying the same weight all through but losing leanness. 
 
I am now on 2700 cals and im still not gaining scale weight, even though my abs have disappeared. Am I losing muscle and gaining fat? How can this be? I am training with a standard upper lower  split 4 days a week and have at least a gram of protein per pound of bodyweight daily. Could it be carb related? Or could it be hormones? Even when I dieted down for my holidays, I went from a 33" waist to a 29" but my hips stayed 38" throughout (I have always been able to grab around 1-2" of fat there). Now I am very skinny, my hips are nearly as wide as my shoulders.
 
How the hell could I have been maintaining my bodyweight at 11.5stone with 2400 cals previously and now I cant put weight on eating 2700 cals at 10.5 stone?! It makes no sense to me?
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    BROKEN
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    Re: Bodyweight, macros and shape. 2015/01/29 12:05:42 (permalink)
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    A number of factors
     
    What you are eat
    What you are doing...more or less active
    What your body composition is...the less muscle you have the less calories you burn as a base.
    The number of hours that you are awake
    How much you masterbate
    psychological state of mind
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    Re: Bodyweight, macros and shape. 2015/01/29 12:13:13 (permalink)
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    I have same calories each day of the week, and more or less the same macros, 250g-280g carbs, 90-110g fat, 150-180g protein.
     
    Up until this week (where I started playing 5 a side footy) my activity levels has been the same for the last 2 years (4 days a week of weights and nothing else)
     
    Composition - As I said, I have less muscle now, have stayed the same weight yet gained fat. 
     
    Awake - 15-16 hours, I get plenty of sleep each night (8-9hours)
     
     
     
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    Re: Bodyweight, macros and shape. 2015/01/29 12:15:28 (permalink)
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    Dan you are logged in under the wrong account. Are you aware you are only allowed 1 MT account?
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    Re: Bodyweight, macros and shape. 2015/01/29 12:29:26 (permalink)
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    This account was created when I couldn't access my original and has been left logged in on some computers, this can be deleted by admins if needed. 
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    Re: Bodyweight, macros and shape. 2015/01/29 12:35:06 (permalink)
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    danburb0
    This account was created when I couldn't access my original and has been left logged in on some computers, this can be deleted by admins if needed. 




    Too late...

    post edited by BROKEN - 2015/01/29 12:36:27
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