I’ve been hurling and been on a fairly downward trend weigh wise.
However, since I started cycling to work (which is killing me, by the way) my weight has just remained exactly the same for 2 weeks. Anybody got any helpful suggestions as to why this would happen? It seems totally counter-intuitive.
Being in a calorie decifit for a long period of time, cause your metabolism to adapt a bit. Depending on how long, you’ve been on a diet, it might be time for a refeed. Meaning to up your calorie intake for a week or two. And then lower it again.
If you want to exercise and monitor weight accurately you will want to buy some analyser scales. These will analyse your body fat percentage and then you can see if whilst maintaining the same weight you are still losing fat, thus, you are gaining muscle.
Dan, I think GTIPuG’s questions were for my comment
Do note I wrote “adapt a bit” - not break or stop.The latter I would agree is bro science and rubbish.
(Long-term persistence of adaptive thermogenesis in subjects who have maintained a reduced bodyweight by Michael Rosenbaum et al. is the first reference that pops into my mind).
But others in the thread have given more likely causes of the current plateau in weightloss. Musclegain from cycling, changes in TDEE, less activity the rest of the day. I would definately consider those options first.