Oh Help Me Great Fitness Gurus!
I'm entering my 14th week of Stronglifts. I'm still getting nearly linear gains, and am approaching body weight on my squat and deadlift.
I feel fantastic, and with the exception of a hip injury have been lifting 3x week, almost uninterrupted.
My weight, as you might expect, is increasing, I assume due to muscle gain. In total, I've gone from 312lb, to 318lb, in 14 weeks. I'm eating ~2800-3200 cal/day with a heavy emphasis on rice, beans, and seafood due to my wife being a pescetarian. (Vegetarian + Fish)
I'd like to be under 300lbs, and ideally, around 250lbs.
According to the math I'm doing, I should be eating around 2700 kcal to lose 1-2lbs a week.
My BMR, based on a height of 6'3", 318lbs, 28yrs old, Male is 2800 kcal/day. I'm a desk jockey, so I used the Harris-Benedict multiplier for light activity, that's 1.375, for a final "caloric need" of 3850 kcal.
To drop two lbs a week, I need to drop roughly a thousand kcal/day which brings me to 2850, which is roughly where I've been eating. Yet I keep, slowly, gaining weight.
Am I simply stressing over nothing? Is there a flaw in my reasoning/math? Am I crazy? Am I not going to see weight loss on a 5x5 type program?
Any input from those more knowledgeable then I would be greatly appreciated.