For those regular posters and knowledgeable opinions in the nutrition field, this past year Ive made several threads from going on a keto, to calorie restricting, drastic weight cutting while at the same time having gone through five fights. Now Ive given myself a break and went back to my normal eating habits. I dont find myself binging like I used to (keto, calorie restricting, weight cutting, ect) though I do treat myself so aslong I get the right foods as I still train 10-15hrs per week. I dont stress myself like I used too so I eat reasonable 3 meals a day, eat when im hungry, stop when im full, drink plenty of water and take my flaxeed oil and multi, very basic stuff. Though I find eating back to normal around 2500-3000 cals im actually heavier then I once was before doing all sorts "diets", what I find odd is that im even training more then I used to eating around 2500-3000cals. I used to be 130lbs 8-10% bf eating between 2500-3000 and walk around that weight prior to competing even with less training but now im 140lbs 12-15% bf and have been at this weight for the last few months. Is it possible I may have lowered my metabolism threshold from all that dieting and weight cutting? Ps incase anyone is wondering at 5'2" Ive went as low as 115lbs to 120lbs and it was hell for me. Ive even went to drastic measures to eating 1000 and under cals, fasting 48hrs, not eating any carbs ect.