View Full Version : Cutting diet help.

10-31-2005, 08:24 PM
well ive been here for awhile, some of the older guys remember me. Anyways i started at 250lbs now im at 195lbs. And i still want to cut down. But now i just want to step it up a notch on my diet. Im eating around 1500-2500 :p It varies during the days but 2500 is the highest i eat. I take Protein in the morning (around 4am my first class is at 6am) then when i get off i take another before i go to the gym. Ive cut out "junk" (which is completly garbage food but it tastes soo good :zipit:), sodas etc,etc. Im just eating healthy foods at the moment but now i want to do this 6 meals a day thing lol and well what would make good things to eat that will keep me full for the day?

11-01-2005, 03:19 AM
check what a bodybuilder eats for food to eat. Also eating between 2500 and 1500 is no good at all. You need to find you maintainance cals then reduce from their otherwise you will not get anywere. as a rule of thumb stick to 1-1.5 g of protein per pound of bodyweight, 0.5g of fat as a minimum per lbm and the rest with carbs. Just spread this over 6 meals

11-13-2005, 11:01 PM
how did u lose 55 pounds and how long did it take im just starting my first cut ever and its killing me

11-13-2005, 11:16 PM
Okay, it doesn't have to kill you.

There are a few tricks that I find very helpful:

Limit your carbs outside the meals immediately pre and post lifting. They're yummy, but they make me hungry.

Keep your fats higher than you think - I kept mine at between 0.5g/lb LBM and 0.8g/lb LBM all through my cut.

Protein, no brainer - high. 1.0g/lb LBM or higher.

Figure out what time of the day you're at your hungriest, and plan accordingly. I probably eat almost half my daily calories between 8 PM and midnight because that's when I'm the hungriest.

What are your typical macros looking like now?

11-13-2005, 11:32 PM

11-13-2005, 11:33 PM
Grams of protein, carb and fat, and total calories.

11-14-2005, 10:47 PM
1g of protein per 1 lb, carb/fat i do not know lol. And im thinking im hitting 2100 cals max or a bit less. I do not feel hungry at all i dont feel tired i do drink a lot of water i do take my fruits and veggies.

11-14-2005, 10:49 PM
Well, you said you wanted foods that made you feel full, now you say you don't feel hungry.


11-14-2005, 10:53 PM
yes i fixed that problem now i wrote this like 14 days ago now i figured it out. but i still dont know if im taking too many carbs or fats.

11-14-2005, 11:03 PM
Doesn't matter.

Just hit your minimum targets for protein and fat - the rest of your calories can be any combination of protein, carb, and fat you find comfortable.