bodyfat percentage will not drop

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    May 22, 2014 6:22 PM GMT
    hi guys im 35 6'2 16% bf. I feel like ive lost weight but bf isnt decreasing. That leads me to believe that I am losing muscle mass and my pics support that theory. Anyways i also have some loose skin on my lower body . What I want to do I keep the size but get some definition, so it looks like I even go to the gym. I was cycling my cals but that lead to muscle loss. I am thinking of doing a 2500 cal diet, watching my macros closely still weight training 3-5 days a week with cardio. What do you guys think? Getting frustrated.icon_sad.gif
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    May 22, 2014 6:27 PM GMT
    Sounds like that should give you more definition though some of the issues like loose skin (I assume you've lost a lot of weight) will take time to self-correct. Just be sure you're getting an overload of protein to support muscle growth. At age 35, you probably can't go much below 12%bf without crazy cutting which isn't healthy.
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    May 23, 2014 3:04 AM GMT
    mike34 saidI feel like ive lost weight

    You sound unsure about that. You might want to regularly weigh and write it down if you're not already.
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    May 23, 2014 4:28 AM GMT
    PatLok saidhi!
    when i used to be obese, i followed certain commandments that were on every website and they were rules that actually helped me!
    here they are :

    1) If you aren't thin, you aren't attractive
    2) Being thin is more important than being healthy
    3) You must buy small clothes, cut your hair, take laxatives, anything to make yourself look thinner.
    4) Thou shall not eat without feeling guilty
    5) Thou shall not eat fattening food withoud punishing afterwards
    6) Thou shall count calories and restrict intake accordingly
    7) What the scale says is the most important thing
    icon_cool.gif Losing weight is good, gaining weight is bad
    9) You can never be to thin
    10) Being thin and not eating are signs of true will power and success.

    Keep going and soon you'll get #1 rj troll award icon_lol.gif