I have been on a cut for 2 1/2 months now. I have been very patient. I started at 214lbs and am now at 200lbs. My strength is actually increased slightly with more energetic workouts. I am 32 and 5' 9'' this is my first "cut" so to speak. I got down to 202lbs. on 2,250 cals with no cardio as of yet. For the last week i've dropped again to 2,050 cals according to fitday 56g of fat 168 g of carbs and 219g of protein. I have been weight training for 5-6 years now off and on with a background in wrestling,,, however I am kind of dissappointed,,,, at least so far. I just seem like a smaller version of my previous love-handeled self. Is this mental???? I am not seeing too much vascularity, or leaness I guess i have a ways to go SORRY NO PHOTOS. Does there come a time when everything falls together as far as optical illusions that a smaller waist does for people??? I have noticed so far that when i first cut cals my body seems smooth,,, however after 2-3 weeks i feel better and see better development and muscularity on the same caloric intake. Is there such a thing as body stabilization . Also should i try to do this cut with minimal cardio (if the calorie is king than can't most of a cut be done with caloric intake alone??) At what point should i consider my calories too low,,, are there men who are consuming around 1500- cals a day on a cut???? I hope my body doesn't do this to me,,,, oh well i cannot look back now until i see some abs for summer. I plan on doing a clean bulk in late summer. At the recommended 1-1.5 lb per week i won't see 175 lbs. for another 4 months??? at least i cannot say i haven't been patient with the SLOOOW results. Any replies or advice is appreciated,, thanks for reading this babble.