I am 9 days in, have followed all of the guidance with HSMs, have completed all WOs in their entirety, have done close to an hour of NEPA daily, and weigh exactly the same this’ll morning as I did on day 1. Why am I not losing weight?
Note - Weights are all done the morning of, the calorie counts are where I am at the end of the day. Example: Day one I started the diet at 187.6, I used all prescribed supplements, strength workout, and did 1 hour NEPA in a fat burning HR zone (All WOs and NEPA calorie expenditure is tracked using a polar H7 HRM) and at the end of the day had a 326 calorie deficit.
Monday, Day 1 - 187.6, 326 cal under expenditure
Tuesday, Day 2 - 187.6, 40 cal under
Wednesday, Day 3 - 187.8 - 819 cal under
At this point I have cut shakes to one scoop at night and gone for the lowest cal count recommended with the HSM*
Thursday, Day 4 - 186.8, 506 cal under
Friday, Day 5 - 185.4, 743 cal under
Saturday, Day 6 - 186.0, 212 cal over
Sunday, Day 7 - 188.4, 987 cal under
Monday, Day 8 - 187.8, 922 cal under
Cut Plazma to 1.5 servings as guide says 1-2/WO
Tuesday, Day 9 - 187.6
I use my fitness pal to track all calories in/out. I set the daily calories to 1500 (880 for shakes, 620 for HSM) which is already over 1000 cal below what I need to maintain my current weight. That means I am close to 2000 cal deficits some days. Looking at it by day, I have created a caloric deficit 8/9 days, completed all prescribed WOs, have cut every possible supplement the diet guide gives permission to (night shake, close to lowest allowed Plazma), and I am losing no weight.
Prior to starting this diet I was simply completing a caloric deficit diet in a similar calorie range and had lost 14.2 lbs in the first 3 weeks of the year. This diet, has prettymuch roadblocked all progress.
M - 39
Staring weight - 187.6 lbs
Height - 69”
Neck - 15.5”
Waist at the naval - 39”
Calculated BF% using waist and neck - 26%
I take the BF% with a grain of salt, it is a BMI measurement used by the military
What is going in here?
Am I missing something about creating a caloric deficit?
Am I retaining water?
Have I gained pounds of muscle in a week (I don’t think that is possible)?