Increase in body fat %, if correctly monitored, means you have more caloric intake than caloric burn.
It is not difficult to drift away without knowing a little bit every day even when you are working out, and even when you are actually measuring everything you eat and calculating your caloric intake right.
Why? If you have been doing the same activities at the same intensity, your body gets efficient at those activities over time, and it burns less and less every time you work out.
So, what I would do if I were you is:
1. Make sure you know your caloric intake as accurately as possible.
2. Change the intensity of your workouts. Decrease the amount of sets in your strength training without decreasing the total number of reps, or decrease the resting time between your sets. I still wear my HRM and strap (although I know that HRM can't tell the calories burned in strength workouts) just to see how my heart rate is varying while lifting weights, because I neither want it to drop too much, nor I want it to be too high. Also Instead of steady, long duration cardio, take up high intensity interval training.
I think these two actions will get you start losing body fat again.
Edited by: MPLANE37 at: 8/9/2013 (22:22)
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