Help! Losing Weight but not Body Fat (at least so much)
Ok, here's the deal. I am a 5'7" 46 year old man who, about 2 1/2 to 3 years ago weighed upwards of 230 lbs. I was on the verge of diabetes, had sleep apnea and was heading downwards fast.
Suddenly, an epiphany, I needed to lose weight, fast!
So I stopped sugar, grains, most dairy and legumes.
I shed weight fast, and within 8 months got down to 157 lbs.
Then I wanted to gain muscle mass, started doing protein shakes and increasing my caloric intake. Got back into the upper 160s.
I had a personal trainer friend body fat test me with calipers and found out that I was at 22% body fat.
...Gained a few more pounds and got to 174 lbs and started looking pudgy. This was not working!
Have gone back to monitoring caloric intake, stopped the sugar no more protein shakes etc and have now seen the weight going down.
Today, I went to see my friend again and had him caliper test me. 22% body fat again. AAAAARGH! Carrying most if it in my upper back and some around my waist. He said I am definately looking more muscular but recommended working towards losing 7% body fat.
I'm frustrated and disgusted!