About a year ago I went on Lite n Easy for about 3 months and lost about 9 kilos. Towards the end, it was getting far more difficult to lose any weight. I got down to about 74 and then it just stopped.
So I started doing weights and eating more and bunged on about 6kgs of muscle and a couple kilos of fat.
I stopped doing weights because of an injury but kept eating fairly healthily and I'm now sitting at about 76.4kgs, and I'm wanting to lose a bit of fat. I've got this belly Id love to get rid of but can't seem to get below 75kgs.
So I'm looking at the cycling option after looking at this article - http://ericcressey.com/an-overlooked-hormone
I can easily keep my calories at about 1600 a day, and I do lose weight, but then it just seems to stop, and i think its for the reason this guy talks about. So would it be fair enough to keep calories at about 1600 a day, eating as much protein as possible for the week, then eat what I wanted on Sunday?
Or would it be better to eat one "cheat" meal every 3 days.
My general diet is this.
2 x Weet bix and skim milk (no sugar)
Handful of almonds
Coffee with skim milk
Tin of Tuna
2 x rice cakes
2 x Rice cakes and salsa
Usually just something smallish... And then i try and kill the after dinner cravings with some rice cakes and vegemite or something.
Maybe more tuna...
Usually getting between 1500-1800 calories a day.
I'm quite happy eating this way, but I'd love to have a cheat day, or cheat meal every few days. So maybe for lunch a couple days a week I could smash a chicken burger or something.
Maybe I've misinterpreted the article, but that's what it seems to be saying.
Anyone got any simple advice?