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Posted by alyssajalyn

I'm two weeks out from my bikini competition, and I feel liked I've hit a bad plateau this past week in regards to fat loss. I'm down to that last little belly pooch that is always the last thing to go, and I'm afraid I'm not going to get rid of it in time.

I'm currently doing my usual strength training 5-6 days per week, and 5-6 days of 15 100-yard sprints this past week to try and ditch this fat (I was doing stairclimber intervals 4-5 days per week before week 3). I'm 5'10", 145lbs. I've been counting my macros, and I adjusted them to 160 carbs, 145 protein, 45 fats the past two weeks (down from 180 carbs, 160 protein, 40 fats). This past week, I also cut out all processed foods and these are my meals:
- 4 whole eggs
- 2 egg whites
- 1/2 cup rolled oats

- tilapia/cod/halibut
- sweet potatoes
- brussel sprouts/asparagus/broccoli

My fiber intake is around 25-30g, I don't monitor my sodium intake but I avoid salts, and I drink around 1.5-2 gallons of water per day.

Before week 3, I saw progress every week. But I feel like I've stopped seeing any progress this past week and a half/two weeks. And with the changes I made in my diet and cardio, shouldn't I be seeing some changes? I know I will not do well if that belly pooch is still there in two weeks.

Am I missing something? Are there any tips and tricks I should be trying out for that extra leaning up at the end? Thanks!

Posted by kiki8411

I would definitely decrease your carbs to assist leaning out the next 2 weeks. Eat any carbs about 30-60 mins prior to working out and avoid them for the rest of the day unless it is a non-starchy salad or vegetable.

If you switch your cardio to longer sessions at a steady pace you will engage your fatty acid oxidative energy system, meaning you will burn fat for energy instead of ATP-CP during your sprint sessions. Even if you can do 30 mins (or 5km) steady runs 4x each week that will greatly help.