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DavidyourDuke
03-05-2004, 12:33 PM
I've been (sorta) bulking for a little while, and I've decided to cut before upping my workout regimen with more isolating exercises... Thing is I took 3500 calories in Wednesday, and sicne I decided to cut, I only ate 1000 cals Thursday. The entire day Thursday I worked out about 4 muscle groups, 1 hr of cardio, and cleaned up the house all on a small fillet of salmon, less than half a cup beans, 350 cals of protein shakes and low-carb shakes (mixed with cold water), and some oatmeal w/ low-carb toast (300 cals estimated). So that adds up to about 1000.

I know this is normally too little, but today I did plan to up it to about 1500-2000 daily until I start bulking (and the off-hand day of "refeeding" @ about 3000 cals. Only today I felt like TOTAL CRAP (headache, queasy stomach, could barely sit up without being dizzy). A virus has been going around, but is it possible that my extreme low-cal intake on Thursday may have caused my fatigue and headache? I could easily imagine that as it coincidentally happened the day after my low intake.

defcon
03-05-2004, 01:46 PM
Whats your stats? the only people that should be eating 1500 calories are 120 lb women that do nothing. And you should not drop from a bulk to a crazy bad cut like that.. Instead, slowly drop the calories 300-500 a week until your losing 1 - 1.5lbs a week.

fatbuff
03-05-2004, 04:21 PM
i usually have to drop to 1500 cals a day to see any weight loss, and i am 240 pounds. I think everyone is different

defcon
03-05-2004, 04:40 PM
i usually have to drop to 1500 cals a day to see any weight loss, and i am 240 pounds. I think everyone is different

I know that eating 6 times your bodyweight in calories is not a cutting diet, its a starvation one.

briancurran01
03-05-2004, 05:42 PM
i usually have to drop to 1500 cals a day to see any weight loss, and i am 240 pounds. I think everyone is different

well i started out at 264 and i weigh 247 now that is over 2 months. i am eating between 2300-2600 a day and losing weight consistently

DavidyourDuke
03-05-2004, 07:21 PM
Whats your stats? the only people that should be eating 1500 calories are 120 lb women that do nothing. And you should not drop from a bulk to a crazy bad cut like that.. Instead, slowly drop the calories 300-500 a week until your losing 1 - 1.5lbs a week.

I'm male, 141 pounds @ 5'10.5 I've got one of the smallest frames I know of, since I was able to get to about 120 lbs at about 10% bf, which is seemingly unhealthily skinny yet I could STILL grab some from my stomach and had only barely top 2 visible abs. :bang: I suppose during one cutting I'll use Lipoderm Y. I'm 18 - maybe my frame will fill out (I sure hope so!).
I've managed to gain about 10-15 or so in muscle (mostly in my legs). I gain muscle rather easily, although to lose weight it seems pretty difficult - especially when my mom buys ice cream and cake etc all the time (which I never eat, but I do sometimes have the occasional Big Mac). Must be a slow metabolism.
After that day, like I said, I intended to up it to 1500-2000 daily with the weekly refeed of 1500 cals of mainly carbs. It would total to a approximately 13000-15000 cals a week. I've done it alot, and I've been fine, and it seems the only way for me to effectively lose a couple of pounds to bulk again.

But yeah, I'm gonna try slowly dropping the cals. :bow:

fatbuff
03-05-2004, 08:04 PM
well i started out at 264 and i weigh 247 now that is over 2 months. i am eating between 2300-2600 a day and losing weight consistently


Like I said, I think everyone is different. you have no idea what works for me and I have no idea what works for you.