I have lost 105 pounds in the past 7 months. I have 27 more to go to goal. Within the past three months I have started lifting weights and doing more cardio. I have not been getting enough protein and calories so I have added eating some fat free cottage cheese with Natural peanut butter a few times a day.
All of the sudden I am in the stall of death. No forward movement at all, not one pound! At first when I added the additional protein I lost 4 pounds that week, now, nothing.
Would FF Cottage cheese and peanut butter be the cause of my stall? I was only getting like 700-800 calories a day before adding this to my plan, so one would think it would help with my metabolism. I'd hate to cut it out because I really look forward to my "treats" during the day. It makes me feel like I am cheating when I have my little 1/2 cups of cottage and PB, which helps me resist all the other bad stuff.
Also, could it be the weight training adding muscle that is slowing down the numbers on the scale?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.