How long into your cut did you start getting cravings?

Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by hootpie, Apr 20, 2006.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. hootpie

    hootpie New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2003
    Messages:
    35,257
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Northern California
    I'm 3 days in and I feel fine...just want to know how long it takes for it to get bad so I can prep myself.
     
  2. maks

    maks Bah! t(-_-t)

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2004
    Messages:
    12,317
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Socal
    You will be ok If you don't let yourself get hungry and keep the right foods around you. Another trick is to drink a glass of water right when you get a craving.
     
  3. Ceaze

    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2000
    Messages:
    65,062
    Likes Received:
    738
    usually a couple weeks in
     
  4. hootpie

    hootpie New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2003
    Messages:
    35,257
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Northern California
    I get hungry right around the 2.5 hour mark (I eat every 3 hours). I drink a pretty good amount of water (at least a gallon a day) to keep the hunger pains away.
     
  5. hootpie

    hootpie New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2003
    Messages:
    35,257
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Northern California
    I'll keep an eye out :)

    Edit: I went from eating ~4000 calories a day to a little less than 1800. I don't find myself craving anything other than my next meal for now.
     
  6. Ceaze

    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2000
    Messages:
    65,062
    Likes Received:
    738
    it's not like it's going to be the same for you
     
  7. Devil

    Devil I have become my terror. OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2004
    Messages:
    99,646
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    the undertow
    4-5 minutes
     
  8. Devil

    Devil I have become my terror. OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2004
    Messages:
    99,646
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    the undertow
    why didn't you maintain for a week or two
     
  9. Ro Cobra

    Ro Cobra male slut

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2002
    Messages:
    2,507
    Likes Received:
    0
    I just go to sleep.
     
  10. Chalkitup

    Chalkitup New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2004
    Messages:
    482
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Australia
    I haven't been getting any cravings on the Keto diet with the exception of the 1hr trip home from the gym which I easily smack down with a protein/dextrose shake.
     
  11. Jam_Master_J

    Jam_Master_J New Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2005
    Messages:
    3,200
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    If you're cutting hard you'll find yourself getting hungry towards the time you go to bed or in the middle of the night. Try taking some Metamucil before bed to fill up your stomach. Oh and when you take out carbs... well that just sucks.
     
  12. Ceaze

    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2000
    Messages:
    65,062
    Likes Received:
    738
    tkd?
     
  13. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2003
    Messages:
    46,800
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    East Lansing, MI
    Usually after the first 48 hours or so are up I'm okay for at least a week or two. Unless you're on a keto diet give yourself free meals. They won't effect you negatively that much and it'll help keep you sane.
     
  14. Ceaze

    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2000
    Messages:
    65,062
    Likes Received:
    738
    Ehhh not for me. I'm better off staying completely strict and not cheating AT ALL.
     
  15. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2003
    Messages:
    46,800
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    East Lansing, MI
    I go crazy eating the same shit all the time. I don't go totally nuts with my free meals, though. Either I'll just modifty one of my normal meals to make it taste better (smother my chicken in BBQ sauce, use creamy salad dressing, etc etc) or I'll go really crazy ( :rolleyes: ) and eat a couple of grilled cheese sandwiches or some other kind of comfort food. :dunno: It's just a nice break from all the chicken, tuna, and vinegarette dressings. :o
     
  16. terse

    terse New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2002
    Messages:
    2,185
    Likes Received:
    0
    i'm really strict mon-fri since i have a daily routine of set hours for work/gym... but when it comes to weekends, that's the hard part. how do you not cheat when you go out, especially if you have a gf? i think i'm just blaming the cheating on the gf :rofl:
     
  17. Marijuanair

    Marijuanair Remember to have your pet spayed or neutered! OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2004
    Messages:
    20,434
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    AZ
    I seem to just have passed out of craving phase for now. I couldnt go two hours without wanting to pig out. It comes in waves I think :dunno:
     
  18. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2003
    Messages:
    46,800
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    East Lansing, MI
    Yeah, but I only have classes tue/wed/thur and my working schedule is pretty random, so it's pretty hard to stay stritch all the time when I'm sitting around at home with all my parent's junk food around.
     
  19. Phineas Q Stork

    Phineas Q Stork Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2003
    Messages:
    7,419
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    TX
    i have a slice of pizza on my workout days. Not ideal, but at least I'm not eating an entire pizza like I used to
     
  20. dirtysouthboy

    dirtysouthboy New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2004
    Messages:
    4,582
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Austin
    I really started to get the cravings after a month or 2 of cutting, But it will come and go.
     
  21. darkostoj

    darkostoj NEEEERRRRDDDDSSSS

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2004
    Messages:
    5,520
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Detroit
    seriously, about 1 second until after I start cutting. For some reason I am usually ALWAYS hungry. I love food way too much, and just love eating.

    I am one month into the gym and I have noticed that I kind of just lost my appetite though. I also give myself 1-2 cheat days a week. I don't eat shit food, just more of the foods I normally eat.

    ephedrine also makes me not hungry at all
     
  22. jessb20hatch

    jessb20hatch Let's bang like Myosin & Actin

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2003
    Messages:
    697
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Oregon
    ditto...once i have a cheat day it's usually all over
     
  23. darkostoj

    darkostoj NEEEERRRRDDDDSSSS

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2004
    Messages:
    5,520
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Detroit
    I've also noticed that once you allow yourself to cheat its hard to stop
     
  24. Zaffir

    Zaffir OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2003
    Messages:
    38,275
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Seattle
    I have cravings whether i'm bulking or cutting.
     
  25. DCyamaha

    DCyamaha O-line found

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2003
    Messages:
    20,977
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    anytown, usa

    holy lurk :eek3:
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page