Originally Posted by batty
I know you don't like to count calories but you have to find out where you are in terms of calorie consumption to find out if you are (or aren't) stressing your body. You don't need to "feel" stressed for your body to be stressed out.
At your age/height/weight you should be consuming about 2300 (yeah, I know, may sound like alot) just to MAINTAIN your current bw. A calorie deficit of 500-1000 per day should result in 1-2 lb fat loss. But if you're doing more than that plus the exercise than cortisol production is going to kick in.
You're IF'ing for 3-4 days for 24 hrs each (why that is I still don't comprehend). I'm going with the assumption that on your non-IF days you're consuming around 1600 calories. If you only IF 3 days a week you're still only consuming 6400 calories a week. Average that it comes out to 915 calories a day. If you're not exercising that may be fine but you are. And your body is basically doing a "WTF is this chick doing?" to you and being stubborn with those few lbs.
You don't need to obsess over your calorie count (no one should) but it doesn't hurt to see where you are every once in a blue if things don't seem right for you.
Maybe I'm not right. Who knows? I mainly come here for the chicks.
Starting Weight: 215
Current Weight (1/25/11): 180
Goal Weight: 160