Here’s the short story:
6’3 male, age 45. 8 years ago i divorced, and like many, lost a lot of weight. kept my same 6 day weekly, reasonably intense (20-60 minute mostly cardio) regimen going, but stopped eating. Dropped from 233 to 183. Started eating again, but this time very carefully, most of the time, came up to about 195, which felt healthy. Over the last five years, I’ve fluctuated, based on diet, but could always, with just a couple days of 1500 calorie per day reducing, drop back down to around 193 if i wanted to. The highest i’ve been back up to was 210. This continued until April of this year. All of the sudden, as of April, i can’t get down below 198 using the same tactics. Exercise has remained mostly static. I’ve been on the 1500 (aproximately) calorie diet for 2 weeks now, and I can’t get below the 198 lbs. It’s like my body has decided on a new set weight without telling me. I know getting older can have this effect, but it was practically overnight. Any ideas on cause? I’m not suffering, that i know of, from any ailments or taking any drugs that might contribute.