Okay, so I get this question a lot so I thought I would write a quick blog on it. I know that sometimes you want to give up, but the biggest thing to do is to NOT. I see far too many people get right to the edge of where they are going to break down the doors and then they give up! Rush through the finish line this time!!!
So, once you have macros and you've been doing them for like 4 weeks now and you kinda feel that you are at a standstill, what do you do?
There are tons of options and everyone is going to respond differently. Having someone guide you I think is super important just because they are going to work with your numbers when you may feel there is "nothing else you can do and you'll never succeed."
It's not cut and dry, so that's why this may seem a bit vague but that's also why you have to be patient because there is no one size fits all.
Three things that I would try if you have hit a plateau:
1. Carb cycling
2. Increase fats super high and decreasing carbs (paleo style but some respond better to fats)
3. Decrease your carbs by 5g for one week and increase by 25min of HIIT.
I know this sounds simple, but I think that we over complicate things. I think America has created this all or none thing where if you aren't getting results in one week - one month then you should just cut everything out and start eating nothing. You will most likely lose weight. .You will also destroy your metabolism ( I'm the case study).
Low calorie works. It does, but it's not the only way. It's the miserable way, so choose another way. Take things slowly. Be patient. Don't cut all at once.
Carb cyling --> On your rest days, try decreasing carbs by 20g. Dont' get crazy and just go no carb. Your body will just reject you most likely and the next day when you go back, it will retain all that water.
Fats --> Switch the percentages of fats and carbs. This is actually one I don't recommend but I have seen it work in some people. You could be that rare one, but I wouldn't try it. Fat is absorbed differently, and carbs are more utilized for energy and won't be stored the same. So last line option if you wanna give it a go.
If your carbs are at 150g then just do 145g for one week. You may hardly notice the difference but you may see drastic differences in your physique!
As I stated earlier, this was vague but it's not as cut and dry as we wish. Find someone to help you if you aren't sure!!! <3