View Full Version : ok for cutting?

05-14-2008, 08:45 AM
i'm 5'7'', 164lb and 12.5%bf and cutting, never really kept too close an eye on my diet and haven't properly "cut" before. I started a few days ago and have been eating within these parameters:

1750-2000 cals
170-200g protein
170-200g protein
30-60g fat

this is less cals and carbs than i usually eat but i'm still keeping the protein quite high. I'm keeping the weights heavy and added cardio to my routine on rest days from the weights. is this alright or should i be altering these in any way? any comments appreciated!


05-17-2008, 12:04 AM

would really appreciate some advice on this guys

05-17-2008, 12:56 AM
You posted protein twice. Fix that.

05-17-2008, 11:58 AM
You should post more information.......like your lifting experience, your sleep schedule, your actual routine, past failed/successful attempts at dieting......you know stuff like that. For instance, saying you do cardio doesn't help as much as what time and what type of cardio you do.....more information always helps...

05-19-2008, 07:36 AM
yeh it's supposed to be:

1750-2000 cals
170-200g protein
170-200g carbohydrate
30-60g fat

been lifting for about 5yrs but only got into it seriously in the last year. i'm 22. the cardio that i'm adding to my rest days is rowing or rope jumps interval training for 20mins which will either be done at lunch time (1pm) or after work (6pm).

the amounts that i have stated are consumed throughout the day, eating 5 or 6 times.

usually get about 8-9 hours sleep a night.

the lifting i'm doing at the moment is bill starrs 5x5 workout.

again, any help appreciated.

05-19-2008, 11:10 AM
Depends on your maintence cals, and tons of stuff. If it is working stick to it. That could be a bit low if your a larger male. If your losing too fast or your lifts start to suffer, sex drive drops, sleep suffers, or you feel lathargic, then up the calories a bit.