View Full Version : Eating to little on a cut

08-29-2007, 09:01 PM
so I'm estimated around 2400 cals for my cut but I usually eat 100-300 less and I was wondering if that is slowing down my cut? (I have been cutting for over 2 months now and made some progress but not much)

what happens if you cut to much?

I seem to be stuck at my bf% right now and cant move lower then ~20% according to my scale

what do i need to do? I'm willing to try anything

here has been my cals and measurements for past

I do weights, cardio, and HIIT, my workout is in the GPP thread

08-30-2007, 12:19 AM
I'm sorry, but I don't trust BF scales for more than weight tracking. Have you been using any other forms of BF% tracking or been measuring yourself regularly? (i.e. waist) Sometimes the measurements go down while the weight stays.

08-30-2007, 10:14 AM

08-30-2007, 10:16 AM
If you are like most guys and carry your fat mostly in the torso, the simplest thing to do is to measure your waist at the belly button. If that measurement is going down, then you are loosing fat.

It is also useful to track weight loss to make sure you do not drop too much weight too fast.

08-30-2007, 12:03 PM
so what would happen if I went to
1800 cals a day?

how does the body react?

IE lose fat is positive, but the negatives are___?

08-30-2007, 12:06 PM
Loose muscle if it's too big a deficit.

08-30-2007, 06:20 PM
Constant low calories can slow down metabolism, then you're just swimming upstream.

08-30-2007, 06:24 PM
If you keep your proteins has high as possible you'll minimize the amount of muscle loss. However, once you hit the threshold of calories being burned and fat stores not being taken then you'll start burning muscle for sure.