View Full Version : 2 month cut @ 2500 cals/day

10-28-2008, 11:21 AM
Iím going to be doing a 2 month cut Ė November 1 Ė December 31, but it will more than likely continue for longer, I just want to see how 2 months goes and then reassess.

Iím not doing it for any particular reason other than I tend to add weight this time of the year (highly active in the summer, but I slow down once it gets cold) and would like to curb that this year. I also just want to challenge myself, as I havenít done a serious cut in over 18 months.

Currently: 6,2, 215-ish, 13%-ish BF, 21 years old, eating ~3000-3500 calories (the latter being me overeating)

Goal Weight: 205, ~1.5lbs/week

Iím aiming for:

250g protein
180g carbs
70g fat
Or ~2500 calories/day

A lot of my diet will consist of oatmeal, tuna, chicken, brown rice, fish, nuts, egg whites, eggs, fruit, protein shakes etc etc. Iíve been eating clean for over 4 years, but Iíll be cutting out the sugary stuff, eating carbs late night and all the excess calories.

Iím tracking my calories on Fitday and will be making a journal for the first time to write down my progress. Iíll also be bringing a workout journal to the gym for the first time in 4 years.

My workout can be found here: http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?p=2025415#post2025415

Thoughts? Basically I want to know what you think of the calorie breakdown for a cut. Iíd like to keep the protein intake on the high side.

10-28-2008, 09:06 PM
I'm just ending a similar cut except I shot for 2000 cal/day. (2 months) Its ruff man! Good luck!

10-29-2008, 11:27 AM
I work 830-5 M/F and bring my food to work.

I'm aiming for 1500 cals before 5, and 1000 cals after. How's that?

Here's my break down so far today (up until 5pm):
~1550 cals

This evening I'll be eating liver, tuna salad and a protein shake, so I think I'll be alright.

10-29-2008, 02:23 PM
I think it looks good. But I wouldnt start with 2500 cals. Your body will adapt and you will have to drop so i would start at 2800 +- and go from there. Also adding cardio instead of dropping more cals works well for some people provided you dont overdo it, have the recovery capabilities and the time. I feel that when dieting getting in protein consistently is very important. It seems you didnt do that today, that's my only suggestion really.

10-30-2008, 11:47 AM
Hopefully you are able to cut on that. I had an issue trying to cut at 2400 and I'm 6-3 and 31 years old. I'm now down to 1800 a day and still having some issues even with a super clean diet. At least I'm seeing results but just not seeing anything on the scale. Keep us updated.

10-31-2008, 07:21 AM
So this is my last day before my diet "officially" starts, and I'm glad I started tracking my calories on Fitday before then.

Iíve cut oatmeal out of my diet in the morning, substituting it for tuna or some other meatÖ.thus cutting down on my carb intake. Once I find some better foods for snacks at work Iíll bring back oatmeal for breakfast as most of my snacks now are high in carbs (fruit mainly). Iíll be picking up some beef jerky over the weekend, so thatíll get back on track I think.

Breakdown as of 5pm today:
Fat: 30g
Carbs: 81g
Protein: 180g
Calories: 1,318 or about 1,200 cals to eat when I get off work.

02-04-2009, 11:42 AM
Hows the progress going?