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    gaining weight , while cutting :(

    I use a 2700 cals diet , thats 500 cals less then i should get when i calculated it , i weight +- 220pounds(100kg) i should get rid of another 300 cals so my weight gonna drop?
    but now , every day when i hit the balance , it keeps going up , i gained like 2-3 pounds in 2 days , it really sux cuz i wanne loose weight , i cant be 2-3 pounds mass added in 2 days wright ? i assume its all fat i gained
    I find it also hard to get my proteins , is there any substitute for tuna and stuff ?
    All the chicken and turkey is also expensive , it have to eat like 400gr meat/day.
    Im also taking creatine , for this week 3*5 grm
    im working out 3 times a week , every workout day also 30 mins cardio (not so intense cuz im afraid i would then burn muscle and proteine instead of fat)

    this is what i eated yesterday , hope you people can give some comment:


    30gr cornflakes + 125ml milk
    1 glass orange juice
    6 glases of low fat milk
    100gr spaghetti
    1 cup carrots
    185gr chicken breast
    1/2 bar chocolate (easter egg)
    1 whey proteine shake (1/2l)
    1 pack prepackeged chicken in slices (150gr)
    2 slices diet cheese (40gr)
    3 egg whites
    4 slices brown bread
    1 "petite gervais" 100gr (some cheese with yoghurt that is )
    1 little proteine bar

    total of 320gr carbs , 232gr proteine and 50gr fat

    is this a bad diet or not ? do i have to cut in the carbs ? if yes , how ?how comes i gain weight instead of loosing ? need less cals ?

    Thanks for the great support dudes !
    Last edited by Davy; 04-02-2002 at 03:40 AM.

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    it's most likely water from all those freakin carbs.

    cut your carbs down lower, and increase your fat intake.

    switch from starchty, grainy sugary carbs to more fibrous fruits and vegetables.
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    write everything down, if it seems that u gain weight on a calorie restriction diet. psychologically speaking, ppl overexaggerate their cals when bulking, and underestimate their cals while cutting (there was a lab test on this, but it was for pyschology not bodybuilding...)
    anyway, it looks likethere's too much carbs, that's al i can say
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    Cut out some carbs, up the protein and the fat a bit. Do like trys said, better carb shoices. Prob want to clean up your fat choices as well. Use olive/walnut oils for most of your fat, eggs are good as well.

    So i would try droping the carbs by 100g and then up your protein by 50g and add 20g fat. See how that works. Oh ya and weigh yourself on a WEEKLY basis, not every day. Then adjust your cals from there.
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    I'm leaning-out also and have lost about 10 lbs. in 6 weeks. (from 218 to 208 as of yesterday)

    I started at 4000 calories p/day and have dwindled down to 2500 as of this week. I've managed to cut primarily carbs. and maintain a 40p/20f/40c breakdown.

    Strength is still there, but the endurance has suffered a bit, as would be expected.

    I strength train 3 x weekly (chest,shoulders, tri & back, bi's & legs) and do cardio the other 3 days, with one day of doing nothing but relaxing.

    Here's a sample of a day I'm using:

    Bfast -
    20g oatmeal, 1 oz raisin, 8 oz n/f milk, 1 whole egg, 1 slice n/f cheese, 4 strips turkey bacon, 1 tsp. olive oil.

    AM -
    3 oz turkey breast, 8 oz n/f yogurt, 14g peanuts, 1 slice n/f cheese

    Lunch -
    4 oz 96% lean beef italian meatballs, 1 slice n/f cheese, 16 oz. chicken noodle soup (Progresso)

    PM - same as AM

    Post w/o -
    8 oz cranberry-grape juice w/30g whey protein

    Supper -
    150g chicken breast (marinated to give flavor), 50g fresh corn, .5tsp. light margarine, 12 oz n/f milk

    Late PM -
    8 oz n/f milk, 1 whole egg, 30g whey protein (make into shake)

    I'm doing this from memory, but this is relatively accurate.

    Calories: 2500g
    Protein: 250g
    Carbs: 250g
    Fats: 50g

    Hope this helps.
    Last edited by MRJ; 04-02-2002 at 11:43 AM.
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    Thank you all for the support

    I'll defenitly try these guidelines , i'll keep you guys updated of how i'm doing

    I post here what im eating today , maybe someone can give remarks on it if needed , its just the meals im having at work , last one is 1 hour before i hit the gym


    30gr cornflakes + 125ml milk
    petite gervais
    1 glass milk + 5mg creatine


    1 glass milk
    2 slices low fat cheese


    100gr bastami rice
    155gr chicken breast
    3 egg whites
    1/2 medium onion


    30Gr whey proteine powder + 450ml milk

    total cals = 1571 (22gr fat , 212 carbs , 135 proteine)

    that means i got like +- 1100 cals left for supper and evening
    i like to take most of the remaining cals for supper , otherwhise it will be to much for the evening and most of it will be stored as fat
    now the difficult part is , getting so much calls in without getting hugh loads carbs , cuz low carb food is mostely also low calories , cant eat another 300gr chicken breast for supper (costs me too much $$$)
    any suggestions on it ?
    another question also : when im counting calories from rice , like i get 100gr of rice in a meal , they mean its like .... cals for the rice when its uncooked or are that the cals when it prepared
    so uncooked you get like 100gr , but when its prepared and then you weight it , it became +-300gr
    Who can tell me that ?

    greetings to all
    Last edited by Davy; 04-03-2002 at 04:36 AM.

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    anyone can gimme some comment on it pls ?


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