Mar 25, 2015 First of all, I'm new and thanking my lucky stars that I found this forum! I recently lost 70lbs after baby number 2 (born 8 months ago) and have been tracking my food, calories and macros since end of January. Currently I'm at 1400 calories. 40% protein, 35% carbs, 25% fat. I really make an effort to hit my protein goal daily. It's tough! I'm used to having a great metabolism when not pregnant and sometimes worry cutting my calories now will ruin that but scientifically I have to be in a deficit to lose fat. Right? I do HIIT 2x per week and just started lifting weights (following Mark Rippetoe's Starting Strength routine) a couple of weeks ago. I fear that I may not be eating enough calories to gain some serious muscle but I fear that if I eat more calories then I'll gain fat. I'm at 27% body fat now and it's all in my stomach. Ugh. I want it gone so shouldn't I still be cutting? Perhaps calorie/carb cycling is the way to go? Eat more on the days I lift? I'm also afraid I may not be losing fat anymore at 1400 calories but I know cutting more calories isn't the answer. Or is it? I tried a refeed the other day to the best of my abilities but I just don't know if it worked yet (since I'm really not sure if I needed to do it in the first place). But it can't hurt, right? Maybe do it every week or two? Does it seem like I'm doing anything wrong here? Any tips to help make sure I lose all the body fat but still make gains? I know protein is such an important factor but is 140g even enough?