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    Quote Originally Posted by sbhikes View Post
    I'm lifting at 47. 53 is not old at all. I fully expect myself to be backpacking into my 80s.
    I meant doing HITs 3x a week when I'm 50.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tribal Rob View Post
    If you are looking to just reduce fat then would not a 24 -36 hour fast once every couple of weeks be a good way to burn some extra fat?

    I'm suprised no-one has mentioned it so far, but what you are eating is working for you as you feel good and are maintiang a good activity level, so I would have though IF on an easy day would work really well for you.
    I've a problem in that my body adapted so well to very restricted calories at a high activity level for so long that I don't feel hunger pangs - unless I literally start myself for a protracted period. I finally started giving my body enough calories this year (I increased my caloric intake by > 50% and immediately lost ~10 pounds). Frankly, I am afraid of trying IF. I feel like I am no longer at war with my food and I don't want to mess with that balance.

    My BF% was right at 22-23% the last time it was checked (in September). I've some fat to lose...but it is ok if I don't reach some magic number. I just want to get rid of as much of my belly fat as I can for health reasons. I probably don't sleep quite enough, and there are days when my stress levels are too high. Perhaps it is time to start working on those things...

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    Apparently what I was doing wrong was not complaining about my plateau. This morning I stepped on the scales for my weekly weigh-in and I am down by a touch over 2 pounds from last week I am just a little over a pound from my original target weight so I am happy.

    I appreciate the comments on my macros, it is hard to figure out what works for my body and to not over-think things. I still think I need to try and get a bit more sleep (I average between 6-7 hours), and to watch my stress levels. I will know for sure in early December what is going on with my body fat % so I think I want to leave my food alone and focus on sleep and stress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catrin View Post
    I appreciate the comments on my macros, it is hard to figure out what works for my body and to not over-think things. I still think I need to try and get a bit more sleep (I average between 6-7 hours), and to watch my stress levels. I will know for sure in early December what is going on with my body fat % so I think I want to leave my food alone and focus on sleep and stress.
    That sounds like a great idea. Stress can be a huge factor. I also have to agree about switching up the frequent cardio for heavy lifting. If you want to change your body composition, you need to lift heavy weights.

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    To overcome a plateau in your diet you may try to cycle in two days per week where you goes very low on calories, in your case around 600-700 kcal. A proteinfast(PSMF) on Monday and Thursday could make things start to happen again to get rid of the last stubborn bodyfat…
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