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Mad Max
04-04-2005, 06:02 AM
I've cut my caloric intake considerably over the last few weeks.
I'm currently cutting. Furthermore I simply don't have the money to buy much food, especially good protein sources.
I'm eating 150-200g of carbs a day, only about 100g of protein and about 50g of fat. This totals no more than about 1700 clas, about 500 below minimum maintainence, and 1000 clas below what I actually burn each day. I weigh about 180lbs. Strangely I'm still able to squat/bench just as much as aI normally would.
Am I heded for disaster here?

raniali
04-04-2005, 12:52 PM
yes

Wierz
04-04-2005, 01:09 PM
As far as I understand cutting vs bulking, you're not supposed to make that big of a jump at first. I guess it depends on how many calories you were eating before you started cutting.

Dropping your daily caloric intake to 1000 less than than is required daily to function in the span of 2 weeks seems extreme. If I were eating 4000+ calories a day (an estimate, I don't know what you were eating) and dropped to 1700 in a few weeks, I'd be a wreck.

dw06wu
04-04-2005, 02:01 PM
prepare to be weakified

Mad Max
04-04-2005, 02:16 PM
My Caloric intake before was 2500-3000,a nd before that it was 3000+. I swear it's those damn oats, they keep you going all day long.


prepare to be weakified

Actually you're right I do feel weeker in the gym, I noticed today. But the rest of the time I feel fine. I mean I don't feel lethargic at all.

JiggaHertz
04-04-2005, 02:27 PM
My Caloric intake before was 2500-3000,a nd before that it was 3000+. I swear it's those damn oats, they keep you going all day long.

Actually you're right I do feel weeker in the gym, I noticed today. But the rest of the time I feel fine. I mean I don't feel lethargic at all.

That's a huge jump, you're almost cutting your cals in half. You've been eating in this range for a few weeks? You may not feel in instantaneously but I would expect you'd really start to notice it in a couple of weeks.

IZich
04-04-2005, 05:27 PM
i agree with all thats already been said on this thread.

Dieting is always about gradually shifting eating habits. If it wasnt, then people would shoot 5000 cals down and lose 50 pounds. Your body's metabolism could also be dropping, which you do NOT want happening, especially if you're cutting.