Losing muscle after stopping steroids

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This article was written for how I am feeling right now. I am in week 2 of your workout book and I track all my food, am at a 25% deficit for calories and the scale is not budging! I am trudging forward but am also frustrated that I am not seeing any loss on the scale. I just started trying fasted workouts and feel like my sessions are still strong. Should I change up my macro’s to see if my body needs more fat vs carbs? I am at a loss. Any help would be great but I wanted to let you know your articles are always very interesting and I thank you.

  • Get enough rest. Sleep is more difficult during menopause because hormones cause sleep interruption, says Kyrillos. “Keep a routine sleep schedule and try to reduce stress.” And don’t substitute eating for sleeping.
  • Calm down. Stress changes hormones so we store more fat, says Kyrillos. Be aware that shifts in mood – including increased irritability -- can accompany menopause. Try not to get overwhelmed or derailed by emotions. “Think about doing meditation or yoga or building in some work-life balance so that these changes don’t throw you for a loop,” she said.
  • Switch up your snacks. “I used to eat lots of popcorn as a snack, and now I eat a very small amount of ice cream every night,” says van den Berg-Wolf. “I upped my fat intake but ate less overall. Now I use snacks I never tried before like almonds, full-fat cottage cheese, and small amounts of full-fat [hard] cheese."
  • Keep a food journal.  “Track to see if there are any changes that need to be made in your diet,” said Tewksbury. “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.”
  • Be realistic. “It’s just harder to lose weight when you’re older, and you have to adjust back your portion sizes,” said  van den Berg-Wolf. “You aren’t necessarily going to be the weight you were when you were 20."

Losing muscle after stopping steroids

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