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    I'm considering starting a calorie cycled diet. I need to stick with this diet for a long time, probably 5+ months. I'd like to get lean and stay lean. I plan on eating 1500 cals per day Monday-Friday (about a 1000 calorie deficit per day), and then taking the weekend off and eating what I want, with moderation obviously. What are the pros and cons of this approach?

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    That wouldn't be what i'd call calorie cycling. Generally you have more day to day variance rather than 5 days in a row at low calories, and you try and stick high calories around your heavy workout days rather than off days.
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    I'm really just concerned about the pros /cons of going that low on calories. Obviously on a steady deficit I wouldn't ever need to drop calories that low, but I find it hard to stay on a deficit for several months.
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    Also wondering if anyone has had success switching from bulking to cutting on a regular basis? Say week of bulking / week of cutting for maintenance. Maybe week bulking / two weeks cutting for fat loss while keeping and maybe gaining a bit of strength?

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