View Full Version : Cutting, Have some questions!

02-26-2009, 09:22 PM
Well I'm going on a cut soon, and I have it all pretty much laid out. I'm basically doing this because I was thinking of doing a show and at my current weight I think I should lose a little fat before I do a pre contest diet.
I'm currently 5 foot 8, 210 lbs, BF=around 15% give or take a percent
It's a crab cycling diet and it goes:
2 High days: 200-220 g protein, 350-400g carbs, 0g fat
2 Med Days: 250-280 g protein, 200 g carbs, 20 g fat
3 Low Days: 250-280 g protein, 100g carbs, 20 g fat

Food options are:
Top round, Chicken breast, EVOO, Broccoli, Whole Wheat Pasta/bread, sweet potatoes, Rice, Tuna, Spinach, Salad, Oatmeal, Egg Whites, Almond Butter.

With 30 minutes of cardio on the low days, and weightlifting 5 days a week focused on Deadlift, Military, Bench, Squat, and Arms/extra work.

The problem is, it will be really difficult to get all that protein in using only 70 dollars a week, I think. Plus having a protein supplement would be convenient here at college. So I was thinking about getting a good protein supplement to get about 100grams a day from to make it easier to get my goals, or maybe only 75grams, and maybe getting some waximaize for pre/post workout. I don't want to spend more than 100 dollars a month on these supps. My real question is how much protein I should be getting from the powder/ some recommendations.

I figure 1 tub of Nitrean=63 dollars after shipping, and about 75 servings a tub. But I couldn't even get 75Grams of protein a day from it for a month. So maybe you guys know of another option.

02-27-2009, 08:25 AM
Why such low fat? And 0 fat seems impossible.

02-27-2009, 08:37 AM
Low/No fat is a bad idea. I'd be looking to get around 100g of fat a day at your weight.

02-27-2009, 09:23 AM
Protein can be cheap. Chicken, tuna, eggs, cottage cheese are all cheap. If your going to order nitrean order 3 tubs, take advantage of the discount and shipping savings.

02-27-2009, 03:37 PM
haha, you only count the fat from fat foods, protein from protein foods, and carbs from carb foods, sorry I should have clarified. So like a steak you only count the protein, oatmeal you only count the carbs, peanut butter (natty) only count the fat. It's a diet by Justin Harris.

02-27-2009, 04:53 PM
Uh...that doesn't even begin to make sense. So the fact that 4oz of steak also contains roughly 80 kCal from fat, you only count the protein? That's ludicrous.

02-27-2009, 04:55 PM
Yeah feels like a few details/contraints may have been left out...

03-03-2009, 06:36 AM
Jeez, forget it man, I'll run it a couple weeks and show some pictures, it's all about nutrient timing, google justin harris and carb cycling.

03-03-2009, 07:11 AM
Yeah, that doesn't sound like any carb cycling I've ever heard of. You're still supposed to count all macronutrients during a carb cycle.

03-03-2009, 02:30 PM
"Note that these values only take into account the protein in protein foods, the fats in fat foods, and the carbs in carb foods."

That's quoted from the e-book I have.