I've been tweaking and plateauing for quite some time. Each tweak has put me a pound or two past my plateau, then I spend another week or so at the new plateau (plus or minus a pound or so) before I find out the next hack/tweak to go a bit further. A month ago it was the bigass breakfast + intermittent fasting (all LC paleo) that pushed me 15lbs lighter than my previous plateau.
Because of my latest stall, I've decided to compete with my office workers (who are all substantially leaner/smaller than I) in a 60-day "Biggest Loser" pool. With some shame I can admit that my latest stall isn't due to a mistake in my diet, but in being lax about my lifestyle.
In order to maintain some fairness, we are all using the US Navy BF calculator (not accurate, I know, but better for big guys like myself than using BMI) (BF Calculator). Added benefit is that we can track measurements with this as well.
So currently - there are a few things I know I have to do that I've been neglecting lately. But I am open to additional suggestions to increase weightloss without getting extreme like a PSMF or anything.
The things I need to adjust are:
1. Alcohol - I need to abstain for the next 60 days, as alcohol does stall my progress significantly.
2. Activity - I've been very involved in work lately and spending 12hr a day behind a keyboard, I need to schedule more breaks and get active before/after work if needed.
3. "cheat" meals - Must avoid at all costs for the next 60 days. Including quasi-paleo grey-area foods like Plantain chips... and dairy (which doesn't agree with my gut much anyway).
The diet plan will be my latest iteration, big breakfast (750-800cals) and sparse daily eating, possibly the addition of supplemental protein for it's TEF and for recovery, and being diligent in the very small amount of supplements that I currently take (Vit K in the morning, Zinc/Magnesium/B6 and GABA in the evening). I find snacking impulse is nonexistant when I do start the day with a big breakie, until the evening... but if I make myself physically "busy" in the evening I can beat those urges as well. I personally think that urge mitigation is going to be my biggest hurdle here - I've lost 100lbs since Paleo and I feel like I will need to lose at least another 30lbs in 60 days to win this pool (considering my current weight (330-ish) I don't think it will as hard as I'm anticipating).
What else would you do, if given the chance to win a decent pool of money (our pool is up to $140 right now which would help me get some new clothes)?