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    Cutting and maintaining strength


    Any advice? I've been cutting for about a week with alphamine and c20 (great products btw, thanks USP Labs for hooking it up with the c20, combined with Alphamine I have barely any appetite) and im feeling weaker and less energetic. Any food advice? I've been eating lots of chicken breasts and whole grain bread, that's pretty much it.

    I want to lose some fat before I log testpowder , but I want to keep as much strength as possible, seeing my lifts go down even a little really pisses me off.

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    With only that selection of food, you're going to be depleted of both calories and micronutrients. Everything starts with diet.
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    What else should I eat? Are fruits alright on a cut or is the sugar bad?
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    You need a variety of foods including multiple sources of flesh, eggs, fruits, and vegetables.
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    Ok I can add eggs in there. I've been eating bananas here and there Ill eat some more varieties of fruits and vegetables, thanks.
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    That is a terribly poor diet. Fruits and things, typically have fructose which actually has a very little affect on insulin. Veges have high fiber so basically contain little 'usable' calories.

    Thats the reason you're feeling like sh*t imo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiigzz
    That is a terribly poor diet. Fruits and things, typically have fructose which actually has a very little affect on insulin. Veges have high fiber so basically contain little 'usable' calories.

    Thats the reason you're feeling like sh*t imo.
    Agreed, cut out grains as your carbs first. Then increase veg and fruit. (paleo basically). Your body absolutely needs the vits/mins from fruits and veg. This is common sense you NEED veg, you don't technically need grains and meat (I love meat and eat it, just sayn). The carb energy provided by the fruits and veg will power you through the day. As for eating JUST chicken, I think this is wrong also. Like working out your body needs change. Fish is #1. Add eggs and if you eat red meats you need to eat it. This is not going to hurt your cutting, grains will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Medical420 View Post
    Agreed, cut out grains as your carbs first. Then increase veg and fruit. (paleo basically). Your body absolutely needs the vits/mins from fruits and veg. This is common sense you NEED veg, you don't technically need grains and meat (I love meat and eat it, just sayn). The carb energy provided by the fruits and veg will power you through the day. As for eating JUST chicken, I think this is wrong also. Like working out your body needs change. Fish is #1. Add eggs and if you eat red meats you need to eat it. This is not going to hurt your cutting, grains will.

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    Sounds good. I know its stupid but I hate vegetables. I guess ill have to get used to them. Ill probably just blend them into a juice or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexErdellan View Post
    Sounds good. I know its stupid but I hate vegetables. I guess ill have to get used to them. Ill probably just blend them into a juice or something.
    Thats probably because you havent found a vege you like. Try something new, some veges actually taste quite nice when cooked different to how your used to or if you find new veges.

    But they are important.
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    I've been drinking v8 fusion mixed with liquid egg whites (the pasteurized ones in the cartons). The v8 masks the egg whites really well, you can't even really taste them. That could help you get some fruits and veggies, with a lot of protein also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigintensions View Post
    I've been drinking v8 fusion mixed with liquid egg whites (the pasteurized ones in the cartons). The v8 masks the egg whites really well, you can't even really taste them. That could help you get some fruits and veggies, with a lot of protein also.
    Thanks, I actually already told my mom to get me some v8 fusion, that stuff is great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigintensions
    I've been drinking v8 fusion mixed with liquid egg whites (the pasteurized ones in the cartons). The v8 masks the egg whites really well, you can't even really taste them. That could help you get some fruits and veggies, with a lot of protein also.
    Good ideas as well. Doesn't that fusion have sugar though?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronJP1 View Post
    Good ideas as well. Doesn't that fusion have sugar though?
    Don't think it has any added sugar, just the sugar from the fruits.
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    why not try some new methods of cooking vegies? Roast veg, stir fry, steamed, boiled.. Sorry but vegies taste awesome, you just have to try more ideas.
    Example a favourite breakfast of mine is to fry up (in macadamia oil) garlic and chilli and then add broccoli, mushroom and tomato, then a bit of salt reduced soy and finally 4-5 eggs. You end up with a grey and messy omelette that tastes delicious and is awesome for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronJP1

    Good ideas as well. Doesn't that fusion have sugar though?
    They have a light version that has less sugar. It has 10g/8oz. But yea the regular has a lot, it's like 20g or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexErdellan View Post
    Sounds good. I know its stupid but I hate vegetables. I guess ill have to get used to them. Ill probably just blend them into a juice or something.
    Like the others said, try different cooking and seasoning techniques. Fried, steamed, raw, bbqed, boiled, baked there is so many ways. my personal fav is grilled or fried for taste or raw with garlic hummus or steamed with saltnpepper and cayenne. Getem into ya brother!!


    As for V8 splash
    http://www.v8juice.com/faq_v8fusion.aspx

    It is natural sugars that listed in total sugar content, there is no refined/artificial sugars added, however you lack the benefits of fibre by only drinking this. But it is a great source of vits and mins.(2 full servings of each!)

    I truly don't understand the "diet" version of v8 splash, Less calories (fruits and veg don't matter) And 3g of carbs (wtf fruit and veg carbs FTW), Makes absolutely no sense to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Medical420 View Post
    Like the others said, try different cooking and seasoning techniques. Fried, steamed, raw, bbqed, boiled, baked there is so many ways. my personal fav is grilled or fried for taste or raw with garlic hummus or steamed with saltnpepper and cayenne. Getem into ya brother!!


    As for V8 splash
    http://www.v8juice.com/faq_v8fusion.aspx

    It is natural sugars that listed in total sugar content, there is no refined/artificial sugars added, however you lack the benefits of fibre by only drinking this. But it is a great source of vits and mins.(2 full servings of each!)

    I truly don't understand the "diet" version of v8 splash, Less calories (fruits and veg don't matter) And 3g of carbs (wtf fruit and veg carbs FTW), Makes absolutely no sense to me.
    Ill try to incorporate vegetables in my diet whenever possible then. As I said , probably in the blender lol. And Ill throw in some v8 and fiber supplementation whenever I can't acquire fresh produce.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexErdellan View Post
    Ill try to incorporate vegetables in my diet whenever possible then. As I said , probably in the blender lol. And Ill throw in some v8 and fiber supplementation whenever I can't acquire fresh produce.
    Quick way to add in some produce into the diet is with coconut milk, protein powder (or liquid egg whites), spinach, and blueberries all in a blender.
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