View Full Version : Calories each day on a cut...

03-01-2006, 06:55 PM
I've been cutting on 2300 cals, everday 7 days outta the week. Should I vary it? like 2100 one day, and 2500 another? I lift Mon-Tues, Thurs-Fri. With at least 3 days cardio. Should I just keep doing 2300/day or switch it up, also how would I vary my protein/carb/fats. The low days would be tough, but the high cal days would be glorious.

03-01-2006, 11:26 PM
Most do higher on lifting day's, lower on rest days. Since your doing cardio on rest days, you eat more on those days. The extra calories come from carbs.

03-01-2006, 11:34 PM
look into carb cycling. It is working for me.
at 12x my bodyweight with exercise every day, I am losing about a pound a week.

03-02-2006, 01:43 AM
Shady, not sure what all your LBM is, but I'll use 90% of your goal weight as a guesstimate.

So, lifting four days a week, average cals 2300 ...

How about this:

LBM = 162 lbs.

Average daily macros:
204g of protein,
91g of fat, and
166g of carbohydrate,
2,300 calories in total.

(4)Lifting/HIIT days:
211g of protein,
81g of fat, and
219g of carbohydrate,
2,448 calories in total.

(3)Rest/SS Cardio days:
194g of protein,
105g of fat, and
94g of carbohydrate,
2,103 calories in total.

03-02-2006, 05:08 PM
Thanks built, I'll try that

03-02-2006, 05:25 PM
Fiddle with the amounts - nothing etched in stone here. It's just to get you started.