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 Post subject: Weight gain stall - eating way more than I should have to!
PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:45 pm 
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Help! My weight gain has stalled in a big way! I started intermittent fasting about 5 weeks ago but its been stagnent for longer. I keep upping my calories but something doesn't seem right. I weigh 72kg and do a push/pull/legs with the recent addition of a 4th day to work grip and calves, I have a desk job and have done no cardio or extra exercise for months.

I've increased my caloric intake up to 4200 the last week (its been 3800 since doing IF, and I don't cycle my calories).

I'm just a bit confused where all the food is going!!

This is a rough 40/30/30 split

6am - 12pm, 10g BCAA every 2hours

I have two main meals that are the same

3/4 block of tofu Carb 9 Pro 34 Fat 14 Calories 304
15g Hemp oil Carb 0 Pro 0 Fat 15 Calories 129
100g Basmati rice Carb 77 Pro 8 Fat 0 Calories 349
115g Puy Lentils Carb 67 Pro 28 Fat 2 Calories 397

And shake and some nuts that is spread through the day (Until 9pm)

100g Oat groats Carb 67 Pro 17 Fat 7 Calories 384
125g Soya Protein Carb 1 Pro 110 Fat 4 Calories 474
100g Cashew nuts Carb 67 Pro 18 Fat 44 Calories 553

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 Post subject: Re: Weight gain stall - eating way more than I should have t
PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:43 pm 
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I do a push/pull/legs split, too! That's not significant, just wanted to give a high five on it. I incorporate grip work into pulling day and calves into leg day. Do you work your neck? It feels awesome!

Try ditching the fasting outright and see what happens. I've noticed that fasting is usually an acute fix in people but not necessarily a long term solution. That is, use it like a treatment here and there instead of an eating lifestyle. It's possible that your body is stuck in a mode and needs to level out. Fasting is built into our survival experience as a signal of danger, not health, so it's possible that a body can take fasting short term but then just gives up on certain levels over time. YMMV

Best advice I can give--and this may seem counterproductive--is to forgeddaboutit. Just relax. Do what you can do and take your mind somewhere else for awhile. Focusing on a problem keeps all available energy on the problem. The solution is not where the problem is. It's made of different stuff. Have some fun visualizing what you want certain muscles to look like, imagine yourself doing your favorite sports 10 times better, like a professional athlete (unless you ARE a professional athlete, in which case just enjoy a few memories), and enjoy how well your body is working right now. Spend more time appreciating how excellent everything is going. Think how far you've come. Did you know ten years ago that you'd be this awesome now? Well, imagine how awesome you'll be in another ten years....

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 Post subject: Re: Weight gain stall - eating way more than I should have t
PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:41 pm 
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May I start by saying you have chosen an awesome routine!

Your numbers all sound spot on (cal and macro wise).

Mabye change the window in which you eat; i.e. shift your fasting period a couple of hours earlier or later, that might help.

Other than that I don't really know how to help.

Best of luck,

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 Post subject: Weight gain stall - eating way more than I should have to!
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:47 am 
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Thanks, its just confusing - where do those excess calories go!

Maybe I will try ditching IF this week and see what happens. Its a shame if it is that as it fits perfectly for me! Moving the window isn't possible due to lunchtimes at work :(

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 Post subject: Re: Weight gain stall - eating way more than I should have t
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:00 pm 
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Your NEAT (Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis) is probably a lot higher than you realize so that's probably why think the calories are going "nowhere" when, in reality, you might be currently eating at maintenance and experiencing the "miracle" that is a body recomp.

This might be a stupid question but have you noticed visible changes in the mirror like increased mass, vascularity, striations, etc.? If you're unknowingly doing a recomp, the mirror's going to be your best gauge of if you're actually building muscle as opposed to the scale.

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Also, do you have a training journal?

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