Weight fluctuations in Phase 1
I've been doing Phase 1 since the first of January. My weight is fluctuating up and down between the same 3 pounds for the last 3 weeks. I'll get down to the same lowest number (which is about 7 pounds down from starting) but I can't seem to break through it. I workout 5-6 days a week and I do expect to weigh in a little heavier when I wake up with a lot of muscle soreness from workouts. I have not been incorporating cardio but I plan to start that this week. My question is, with the fluctuating weight for the last 2 weeks, I'm not sure how I know when I've met my protein threshold. I'll adjust my macros for this week and see how things go. I haven't been experiencing any bloating or fatigue. Is it safe to assume I have not yet reached my threshold?
Thanks for your input!
Hey @Hailey ! So two things.
1. Your correct, your protein threshold is correlated with fatigue and bloat, not weight loss. I would assume you have not hit it yet.
2. Applying constant pressure via caloric deficit is like going through a layer of doors with resistance. The more calories you take away, the more force you come with at the door. The next door has more resistance then the prior. MY POINT- Some weight plateaus can take longer to break. I think adding in some cardio is a good idea! Just stay consistent and you will see it move 🙂 I hope that helps!
@haileyhebl hey! Sorry i to so long to respond to this! If you are still stalled I would for sure assume your protein threshold is 76% fat.
Go ahead and move on to phase 2 next week with the 76% fat percentage 🙂 I hope that helps. Let me know if you have any more questions.