Squishy fat during body recomposition

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    Oct 02, 2014 5:09 AM GMT
    i am currently on this body recomposition program. My body needs to build muscle and lose fat together. I feel like im just losing muscle and the fat i have looks worse because its just squishy and saggy. I have been to a doctor and they agree its visceral fat. I guess i need to diet it down. I was also told that squishy fat is a good thing and it means its close to going away. I find that hard to believe but I am at 16 % bf . Should I keep going until I reach 10 % then clean bulk ?
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    Oct 02, 2014 5:18 PM GMT
    Mascmike2014 saidi am currently on this body recomposition program. My body needs to build muscle and lose fat together. I feel like im just losing muscle and the fat i have looks worse because its just squishy and saggy. I have been to a doctor and they agree its visceral fat. I guess i need to diet it down. I was also told that squishy fat is a good thing and it means its close to going away. I find that hard to believe but I am at 16 % bf . Should I keep going until I reach 10 % then clean bulk ?


    Your profile says "Screw this cutting and bulking stuff" :p

    I looked into body recomp a bit because that sounded like what I wanted too. People say it's a tricky thing to pull off. Mostly what I was seeing was to dial your carbs to your activity of each day. If you don't work out, low carbs, etc.

    I do think if it's a fat problem then "diet it down" IS the answer, but adding or maintaining muscle is also very important, especially if it's stubborn fat. Eat lots of protein. You can try something paleo-ish (high good-fat) otherwise, which will also be low carb. I believe the theory of eating lots of good fat is that the body will shed its bad fat in favor of that, and it doesn't sit on you the way the bad fat does. Tons of info on the Googles, of course.

    I'm getting readings of 12-13% now and I still see some residual things I want gone. I'm not sure when that will happen but hopefully in the next few months. It's really only there when I bend forward but I can see abs now when I crunch so I feel it's coming together for me. It just takes so damn long!

    After Googling some things a few months ago, I was quite worried that I would be left with some kind of loose skin since I lost 50+ but I'm feeling much better about it now. I've read it can take a long time for the skin and fat cells to re-adjust to a new size so I think patience is also a big part of this. We didn't get fat overnight and we won't be lean machines that quick either. Just look for any progress and hold steady icon_smile.gif

    I don't completely understand the skinny-fat problem or what makes it different but maybe someone else here does...
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    Oct 02, 2014 7:18 PM GMT
    I do feel like I've gone through "squishy saggy" episodes over the last couple of years. I like to tell myself that it's a sign of lost fat and the skin just has to ratchet in a bit. Seems to go away after a month or so. Skin caliper readings seem to be fairly steady or declining slightly. Weight seems to be bouncing up and down 5 - 10 lbs, depending on how much time I have to spend at the desk.