Hummm... Tricky. Here are some things you may want to check:
1. Run your calories through the tracker for a day or two. You may not be getting enough calories. No loss will happen if there are not enough calories. (don't worry if the calories seem high, but judging on your menu, they wont be. They are most likely to be too low. )
2. Be aware that if you have kids you may not start seeing good results until you have been doing the program for 4-6 weeks according to Tim Ferriss.
3. Red flag, The protein shake you are using has 15g of protein and 4g of sugar. If you are drinking 2 servings to get your 30g of protein than you are aslo consuming 8g of sugar first thing in the morning (for most flavors). This could be what is halting your progress.
4. Also, check how much protein you are getting for each meal. You need at least 20g per meal after the breakfast 30g. If you aren't getting enough here it can stall progress too.
5. I hesitate to mention this, but it might be worth the note. If you are working out 1-2 hours a day you COULD be overworking out. The length of time isn't likely the issue, it's the intensity. So, keep in mind that if you are really busting your butt and pushing yourself to your limits and beyond there is a chemical reaction in your body that can stall fat loss. Tim Ferriss goes into this a litte in his book, but I think a better book to read about this is You: On a Diet by Dr. Mehmet Oz. So maybe you can compair with your brother how hard you are working out vs. how hard he is working out. (btw. This is one of the hardest things for most people to wrap their brains around because we have been taught for so long that we need to spend hours in the gym each week in order to lose. Ferriss has some great info on Minimum Effective Dosing with exercise in his book.
6. OH, and another thing I have noticed, it looks like you are eating very little fat. That will stall weightloss too. I don't know exactly how much you need but maybe take a look and see if you think it's ok. I think the main issue is the last meal, the soup, very low fat. Do you have anything else with it?
Ok, those are my impressions.
Oh, and one more thing. Don't compare yourself with your brother. It's a bad idea, he probably has more muscle mass, or at least the capacity to gain muscle faster (thanks to testosterone). Plus you likely have very different body compositions to beging with. Your results will most likely look very different from week to week. It might not be bad to compare maybe month to month. But if it were me, I wouldn't at all.
Hope this helps.
Edited by: AWESOMEANI at: 3/10/2011 (09:44)
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