maybe this is why i'm retaining some fat

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  1. DCyamaha

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    1400 cals today :ugh2:

    i didn't realize i was eating that little.

    quick, somebody pass me a pizza
     
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    The first time i tracked my calories I was eating around 1200 a day and lifting HARD
     
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    i'm gonna eat something before i go to sleep to get it to 1800 cals
     
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    why would that make you retain fat?
     
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    Starvation mode?
     
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    myth, half-truth at best
     
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    i've never seen a fat anorexic
     
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    I've never seen a muscular anorexic.

    Bodybuilders exluded.
     
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    my point was... going into starvation mode will make you skinny... plain and simple
     
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    And leave you with little to no muscle.
     
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    el es dee ...through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

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    ok..your body doesn't initially hold on to its reserves when in "starvation mode"?

    i was under the assumption that if starvation mode" were prolonged, that only then would you start to use up your stores.
     
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    there really is no "starvation mode"

    when you eat in a deficit, your metabolism gradually slows. Eventually, you will reach peak metabolic slowdown, which is around a 30% decrease from normal. You may get there FASTER by eating in a larger deficit, but you're going to reach the same point regardless. There is no one point where your body says "ok, starvation mode" and some big change takes place.
     
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    oh, so that's what has happened to my mother. She has Lou Gehrig's and has lost 60 pounds this year, but her muscles are wasted away making her very weak. so when I have my gastric bypass I better exercise alot then.
     
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    gotcha. but you'd agree that 1400 is too little for someone trying to retain muscle :hs:
     
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    Which you will of course, because your obviously strongminded :ugh:
     
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    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    Wheres your protein at?
     
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    between 170 and 200g a day



    edit: actually I got it up to almost 1700 cals yesterday when i realized how little i ate. 190g of it was protein
     
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    it's low but if your protein is high enough and you are retaining strength (which is a pretty good indicator for muscle loss) then you're not going to lose MORE fat by eating more calories.

    The reason for eating in less of a deficit is for muscle retention. Some people can go super low, retain strength and muscle, and drop fat. Other people need to keep their intake just slightly below maintenance to retain muscle.
     
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    Sounds fine. Where are you retaining fat? It may just be those stubborn areas (like abs) that are going to drop last. Are you noticing results otherwise?

    How long have you been dieting at that level? It may be time for a break.
     
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    yeah, because you shouldn't be exercising now :hsugh:
     
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    I'm trying to drop to 140lbs and not lose any muscle, I'm eating in a 500 calorie deficit right now
     
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    :mamoru:
     
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