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    So I've only been training for about a year now. In that time I've lost about 40lbs but now I'm trying to lose the last little bit of fat from my stomach and love handles and it just doesn't seem to want to budge. Right now I've been cutting serious for the past 3 weeks. I've been getting more serious about my macros and I've lost 4lbs in 3 weeks but I dont see any changes. I'm 5'2 117 lbs. right now I'm takin in 1300 cals a day
    130g protein
    114g carbs
    36g Fat
    Also doing cardio 3x a week for 30 minutes low intensity either Stairmaster or incline walking

    Please tell me if you think this progress is good or I should be doing anything else to make my progress faster. I really just want to lose a little bit more fat around my waist so I can feel comfortable and then plan to build more muscle.

    Top picture is from me 8 weeks ago,and the bottom picture is from me today.
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    First off congratulations on losing 40 pounds!
    Definitely good progress losing 4 pounds in 3 weeks with where you are at. And can see a difference in those pics for sure.
    Maybe look into adding some High Intensity cardio a couple days also to help increase some fat loss. But you are on the right path, stay consistent and always push for progression.
    Are you doing any weight training?
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    Thanks. Yes I'm doing weight training 5 days a week. Although it prob doesn't look like it in this picture. Lol. But yeah the weights are what helped me lose most of the weight. Just started cardio do boost my metabolism and for that extra push. But I may start switching up the cardio to HIIT.

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    No I can see in your back shot you have some good muscle. Arms and shoulders are looking great.
    I would start slow and add one day HIIT with two days LISS and then go from there. Don't want to make to many big changes as long as you are getting good results.
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    Am I the only one who is seeing the absurdly low Kcals and carbohydrates here? You need to eat more. Are you familiar with reverse dieting?
    Donít chase the 1%, there is no magic training routine or diet thatís going to provide any measurable results over the basic principles for getting huge and strong: Train heavy, eat and sleep more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EKnight View Post
    Am I the only one who is seeing the absurdly low Kcals and carbohydrates here? You need to eat more. Are you familiar with reverse dieting?
    This
    Your eating too little and why your results have came to a deadstop
    Cutting is not about dropping kcals so low so fast. Doing so causes more headaches than success.
    This is how you slow your metabolism and end up having more problems.


    If Cutting Read the following:

    http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/fat...s-part-1.html/
    http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/fat...ss-part-2.html

    I highly suggest you read here regarding your diet:

    http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/fat...s-part-1.html/
    http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/fat...ts-part-2.html

    And also my article regarding fatloss on the site:

    http://www.muscleandstrength.com/for...Look-Your-Best
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    So what would be a realistic amount of calories to consume for a 5'2" female? Because according to every calculation I've done my BMR is 1340 and my TDEE is around 2,000 so 1300 calories would be a 700 calorie deficit which would be right in between 1-2 lbs weight loss per week which seems reasonable to me. So what would you suggest?

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    1-2 pounds might be reasonable if you're between 160 and 200 pounds. My guess is that you're not. There actually exists a ceiling as to how much fat you can burn over a 24 hour period. Once you reach that limit any further kcal reduction results in loss of lean body mass. At your current weight I wouldn't expect more than .5-1 pound per week. I would also never advise one of my clients or patients with your stats and activity level to drop below 1750 Kcals or 200 g carbs.
    Donít chase the 1%, there is no magic training routine or diet thatís going to provide any measurable results over the basic principles for getting huge and strong: Train heavy, eat and sleep more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Natalie5851 View Post
    So what would be a realistic amount of calories to consume for a 5'2" female? Because according to every calculation I've done my BMR is 1340 and my TDEE is around 2,000 so 1300 calories would be a 700 calorie deficit which would be right in between 1-2 lbs weight loss per week which seems reasonable to me. So what would you suggest?
    A caluclator is just that a GENERAL RECCOMENDATION
    its not always accurate
    i would start at 2000 kcals, see how things go for 2 weeks, then adjust as needed. The human body is not a textbook. you need to do trial and error. a general estimate for 100000 people will not always be accurate.
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    Really great work! Shows you've put in the hard work, and it's paid off. You mentioned that you're concerned about your love handles, but increasing the musculature in your upper back has made and will continue to make your waist look smaller.

    W/ regards to diet, I would not only increase cals, but also partition your carbs and fats differently so that you're carb intake is higher.

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    Great job! You look great. Just make sure you're deficit isn't too large.

 

 

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