View Full Version : newb cut help

09-12-2007, 07:58 PM
ok i have been in my first cut for about a week now. shooting for 2300 calories from my maintenance of 2800..and sometimes i have troubles filling out the calories coming up short at around 2100 or a bit less. if i am maintaining strength on my compound lifts like bench squats and dead...do i really need to eat more?

09-12-2007, 08:13 PM
If your maintenance is 2800 cals I don't see how you can find it challenging getting over 2100??

09-12-2007, 08:18 PM
i dont know either...i guess whenever im hungry i just tell myself NO. and at lunch i don't want to over eat so i i never get too much. i mean my tray is just loaded, but its like a bowl of lettuce and carrots and brocoli. maybe a turkey sandwhich and a bunch of cottage cheese usually at lunch. but i still never quite get there.

however as long as i mix some whey with a can of YOOHOO before my WO i feel great and can still get my regular bench workout. actually tom i am going to try to add 2.5 to every set.

09-12-2007, 08:52 PM
have you been losing weight?

09-12-2007, 09:00 PM
getting a scale this weekend when i go home..

im in college so i don't really have direct access to a scale

09-15-2007, 04:49 AM
post up your diet and training routine along with your stats

Scale weight means jack

09-15-2007, 08:28 PM
Try making 2300 calories of food for the following day. Then, only eat what you prepared, and don't leave anything out. It's a fairly good way to make sure you don't go under or over your caloric goal.

09-16-2007, 05:01 AM
then just eat your maintence level cals and source your deficit through exercise. Simple enough, try not to overcomplicate things :)

Whats your current diet look like?