Cutting Question v. < 10X Weight

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  1. Plan B

    Plan B New Member

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    About two weeks ago I started cutting, but my caloric intake is less than 10X my body weight.

    Am I cutting too much?

    The weight is coming off, which is excellent! My numbers are still increasing at the gym, which leads me to believe I'm not cutting too much?

    My diet consists of the following:

    Rolled Oats - breakfast
    1 hardboiled egg - snack
    .5 cup of no fat cottage cheese topped with strawberries - snack
    2.5oz tuna + lettuce - lunch
    fruit - watermelon/banana/cantalope (i switch it up) - snack
    yogurt - danon light & fit (40 cal yogurt) - snack
    1 hardboiled egg - snack
    8oz (1 scoop) ON WHEY shake - snack (on days of workout, this is taken 30 mins befor eleaving work, takes me 30 mins to get to gym)
    apple - snack

    AFTER GYM:
    8oz (1 scoop) ON WHEY shake
    Dinner - varies (chicken/beef/pork/steak) but calories are always counted

    Totaling: 2000cal/day

    Weight: 231lbs (fatty mcfat fat)
    Height: 5'9" (Irish) :wtc:



    Workout

    Wednesday/thursday/friday/saturday/every other sunday.

    My workout schedule is pretty much set by when I can or cannot get a babysitter for my son. But the above days are solid every week.



    Am I cutting too much? I read the stickies but if my numbers are increasing, should I continue to cut as much? Or am I possibly taking away from "gains" that could "have been" ?
     
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  2. corvetteman00

    corvetteman00 New Member

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    There is no exact formula b/c everyone is different. You have to find what works for you and it looks like you have.
     
  3. Plan B

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    That's what I figured, thanks for the input.
     
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    :wavey:
     
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    Werdna Livin' the SLO Life...

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    if its working for you, then go with it until it stops working
     
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    quick word of advice: counting calories is good, but monitor your macro ratios, too

    i.e. keep track of the calories AND where said calories are coming from
     
  8. Plan B

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    I do 40/40/20

    (Protein/carbs/fat)
     
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    abouto 160g, or 40% of the caloric intake
     
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    Werdna Livin' the SLO Life...

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    its all very very individual, so do this if/until it stops working then change things up a bit
     
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    Looks pretty good overall. I would shoot to put protein up towards 200g's though. Even if that means going upto 2,200 cals.
     
  12. spoofy

    spoofy Chemically Enhanced

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    Do what works for you... in the past I would follow calorie counters but I've learned that they don't work for me..

    At 220lbs I can eat less then 1400 cals a day and make solid gains at the gym. Everything I read always said I was drastically under-eating but when I followed varoius articles I read online I put on extra bodyfat. now I just listen to by body and do what works.
     
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    god i love cutting

    you spend months to years bulking and telling yourself it doesn't matter what people think, then in less than half the time you get to see where all that work went to and your coworkers wonder how you went from the 'fat guy' to the 'hot guy'
     
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    :naughty:
     
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