I know this is a controversial topic, but consider doing sprints or intervals instead of the long, slow jogging on a treadmill that you are doing. I see a lot, and I mean a lot!, of "joggers" who are flabby around the midsection. I rarely see people who sprint/do intervals who are flabby. Try 4 X 800 meters, or 6 X 400 meters, or 10 X 100 meters. I try and keep the rest between intervals the same: 800 meters, I rest 3 minutes, 400 meters, I rest 2 minutes, 100 meters, I rest 2 minutes. It's controversial because using that anecdotal 'empirical' evidence makes Francis Bacon shit a brick in his grave. I understand that, the problem is starving people in west Africa are perpetually underfed so their bodies never have a chance to try and recover. The rest of us, if we try to starve ourselves, will eventually eat normally again only our metabolism has been shocked by the starvation event into conservation mode, which means trying to save up for the next famine in the form of fat storage. You've been hearing too many Chinese whispers. There's a lot more going on than you think. 'Conservation mode' is a metabolic depression caused by downregulation of normal, nonessential bodily processes and lack of thermogenesis from food. It won't affect insulin sensitivity too much and protein metabolism will be nearly unimpaired. In other words, only dietary fat will have much of an effect in people in 'conservation mode'. Dude - I do track my calories. I use http://www.calorie-count.com/ to keep track. I don't under estimate things - read the labels carefully and track them. Fast foods/Junk food are very calorie rich. Having a home made turkey sandwich has a lot less calories then a bigmac or quarter pounder. How long have you been on this diet, and how far do you 'jog' each time you do cardio?