I'm a long term maintainer, a big believer in CICO, its definately how I maintain my weight but I had a long conversation with my eldest son the other night about lowering bf%.
He was mentioning how two of his co workers had in recent weeks started going to the gym and both have a personal trainer who advises them on food intake.
Both guys were wanting to maintain their weight but build muscle.
They were told firstly they weren't eating enough.They were told eating too little leads to weight gain!
yes really! (I just can't get my head around that, nor do I even believe it! I've been browsing these forums for years and can't see that it is possible!)
They increased their meals x 5 a day, mostly rice/chicken/fish/eggs veg and no bread
no sauces (sounds boring to me personally!)
Anyway, both guys have remained the same weight but their body fat percentage has dropped radically in a matter of 5 or 6 weeks and both are visibly trimmer. I mean they have lost enough body fat for their clothes to be hanging off them.
So what gives?
I'd love to hear your thoughts because here I am with 7 years experience of counting calories in and out, I eat all the foods but I stay within the calories my body burns and maintain my weight fairly effortlessly (but always am looking to lower my bf% a little more.)
How can these guys be losing so much fat yet staying same weight?
They workout at gym heavy lifting 4 times a week. Is it really that simple? lift more = reduce bf%?
Your thoughts please?
Thanks in advance