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    Senior Member geoffgarcia's Avatar
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    Lemme see if I got this cutting/bulking diet thing right...

    K, I'll admit I know little/nothing about diet, so if you guys could help steer me in the right direction.

    So far I understand there are two major types of diet, cutting and bulking?

    Both work well with 4-6 meals per day.

    And the both go something like this?

    Breakfast-high protein, medium carbs
    Lunch-high protein, low carbs (low GI), low fat
    Pre-workout-some carbs
    Post-workout-high carbs (high GI), medium protein
    Dinner-medium carbs(low GI), high protein
    Late meal-high protein, no carbs, low fat

    Around what % bf should one achieve while bulking? I assume the goal is to gain bf which is then more easily converted to muscle?

    Finally, how long should one be on a "cutting" routine before going back to bulking? and how long on bulking?
    Thanks for any help!


    Me:
    I'm 26, 5'10, 174 lbs around 9% bf

    I've been avg. roughly 1940 calories per day, 180g protein, 190g carbs, 40g fat and I've been losing 1-2lbs per week. I'm going to try to get my caloric intake to around 2100 per day.

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    ...fattest...fatter...fat. WannaBeStrong's Avatar
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    Around what % bf should one achieve while bulking? I assume the goal is to gain bf which is then more easily converted to muscle?
    That's not my goal. If you hit 12% it's time for a cut. 10% is said to be the ideal BF for gaining muscle (can't remember where I read it though).

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    When your fat starts to overlap your hips it's time to think about a change.

    Thats what the football coach tells me. He says let your hips determine how much fat to carry.

    It seems like good advice to me, so thats what I use.

    I spread my carbs. evenly during the day and eat some even before I go to sleep.

    If you want to lose fat, just play with your carb. intake.

    I changed mine from 150 g/day to 100g/day and I lost 3 pounds in two weeks and I'm eating more calories than I was two weeks ago by 550 per day.

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