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post #52921 of 57265
Had a terrible workout last night. Not sure if it was because I was sick all weekend, haven't been taking in enough protein, haven't been drinking enough water, or if I'm running too big of a deficit. Going to up my protein and really watch my water intake this week, and get some solid sleep, and see how I do the rest of the week before deciding if I have to increase my cals.

Gf consistent with calories. So far so good. One week down, like 30 to go haha. Got a coupon for a free pizza in the mail so we're gonna slam that Friday night for a free date night and sort-of cheat meal.
post #52922 of 57265

1. What are you going with on calories?

2. What are your macros? If you have shitty macros doesn't matter as much how many calories you're doing.

post #52923 of 57265
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

1. What are you going with on calories?
2. What are your macros? If you have shitty macros doesn't matter as much how many calories you're doing.

I went down to 2000 kcals. My protein has fluctuated over the past week between 130-190g. I'm going to try to keep it up around 190-200g consistently though it'll be tough with the cals. I'm guessing I'll have to up my cals to ~2200-2300 for this cut but we'll see how the week plays out. I was super sick over the weekend and want to make sure that wasn't a factor.
post #52924 of 57265

Starting at 2,000 cals is a terrible idea.

What are you going to do in a few weeks when you stall? You've basically backed yourself into a corner where you have nowhere to go once you plateau. Weren't you at like 3,200 before you decided to cut?

post #52925 of 57265

:facepalm:

 

Didn't we all say to start at 2500 and work down to 2000 after a month or two? (Or if you were dong extra cardio to stay at 3k)

 

Also, what are your fat/carb goals? Are you going for good fat and complex carbs?

post #52926 of 57265
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Originally Posted by OccultaVexillum View Post

Starting at 2,000 cals is a terrible idea.
What are you going to do in a few weeks when you stall? You've basically backed yourself into a corner where you have nowhere to go once you plateau. Weren't you at like 3,200 before you decided to cut?

My problem is that I was hitting 2500 kcals when I was bulking. I only increased my cals to 3000 kcals when my bench stalled at 240, which was pretty close to the end of my cut. So starting at 2500 kcals didn't make sense to me. If I stall I'd just up the cals to maintenance for a week and go back down after.
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Also, what are your fat/carb goals? Are you going for good fat and complex carbs?

I don't really care about tracking fat/carbs, as long as I'm getting a decent amount of each.
post #52927 of 57265
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Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post

Had a terrible workout last night. Not sure if it was because I was sick all weekend, haven't been taking in enough protein, haven't been drinking enough water, or if I'm running too big of a deficit. Going to up my protein and really watch my water intake this week, and get some solid sleep, and see how I do the rest of the week before deciding if I have to increase my cals.

Gf consistent with calories. So far so good. One week down, like 30 to go haha. Got a coupon for a free pizza in the mail so we're gonna slam that Friday night for a free date night and sort-of cheat meal.

One week in, and a cheat meal already?

Pizza - 1, Diet - 0
post #52928 of 57265
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Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post


My problem is that I was hitting 2500 kcals when I was bulking. I only increased my cals to 3000 kcals when my bench stalled at 240, which was pretty close to the end of my cut. So starting at 2500 kcals didn't make sense to me. If I stall I'd just up the cals to maintenance for a week and go back down after.

 

You weren't gaining weight at 3k cals. Therefore that is your current median you should be working from. You also stated that you are going to do more cardio/biking to work or something like that. If so, you are burning even more calories, and you shouldn't have such a severe deficit, or you'll lose muscle.

 

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I don't really care about tracking fat/carbs, as long as I'm getting a decent amount of each.

 

This is, frankly, pretty dumb.

 

If you're gonna cut, do it right so you aren't wondering why your workouts start to suck, or cutting isn't working like you thought it would.

post #52929 of 57265
Tbh I don't track macros either till I'm below 10% bf
post #52930 of 57265
ILU guys for being honest with me. inlove.gif Gotta put my trust in the RHET because I've clearly not made much progress the past couple years.

I'll up my cals to 2300 and see how that goes. If my lifts aren't going down, then I'm fine, right? I'm not doing any extra regular cardio I decided, fuck that.

Also, question about GF's target. If she's not weightlifting then she can't really retain muscle, does it matter what calorie target she's cutting at and how much protein she's getting? Would love her to get in the gym but she just doesn't get it.
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Originally Posted by mrchariybrown View Post

One week in, and a cheat meal already?

Pizza - 1, Diet - 0

Half a medium one topping pizza isn't going to kill my diet. But now I feel bad about it so I probably won't get it, thanks bro
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Originally Posted by TeeKay View Post

Tbh I don't track macros either till I'm below 10% bf

Why track below 10% either? Just to manipulate water retention?
Edited by Khayembii Communique - 4/21/15 at 10:27am
post #52931 of 57265
I'm in Week 6 of cutting and have only had one planned cheat meal so far, which was only three slices of pizza. Outside of that, I've had maybe four or five small junk food items in that time, but nothing major. Also been keeping alcohol limited to maybe two light beers a week.

Honestly, my starting weight was so awful this time around that I could probably get away with some junk here and there and still make OK progress for a while. And in the past, that's how I justified the cheat meals, even if my weight during those times was lower than what it is now. My problem has always been the inability to draw the line at a small bit of junk and an all-out binge. For me, it's just easier to refrain from the junk food almost all together. I'm making good progress this time around, but I've still got a long way to go. I'd rather "treat" myself for the progress with something like a purchase rather than a pizza. YMMV, though.

Re: calories on the cut: Lifting days range from 2700 to the low 3000s, which honestly, is a struggle for me keeping it clean. But I try to hit those totals, because I know that eventually, the weight loss will stagnate and it'll be time to drop calories. In other words, I need to know I have room to reduce calories when I'll need to lower them.
post #52932 of 57265
My cut would be done if i didn't love cooking italian food so much.



Chicken Parm over arborio rice and canellini bean pilaf
post #52933 of 57265

I'm cutting too. Just ate like 280 cals of lindt chocolate. Atleast I ate a small lunch. Le sigh.

post #52934 of 57265
I've had a bowl in yogurt for lunch and eggs, some veggies and meat for dinner (no breakfast) for the last week, oddly enough I haven't felt hungry at all.

My pants have become looser already, so this cut is finally moving forward.
post #52935 of 57265
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

I've had a bowl in yogurt for lunch and eggs, some veggies and meat for dinner (no breakfast) for the last week, oddly enough I haven't felt hungry at all.

My pants have become looser already, so this cut is finally moving forward.

My pants are all looser too but I think that's 100% because I stopped squatting and deadlifting 2 months ago. Back still bothers me more than it did at 'baseline' but it's tolerable. 

Experiment, failed.

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