Cutting diet help please guys :)
- 12-06-2013, 03:31 AM
- 12-09-2013, 12:59 AM
if weightloss is slowing the best way to rev it back up is to cycle your calories and carbs. ive found the most effective for myself to be a 3-4 day split depending on what order your training days are in. for you id advise something like this :
day 1- 2400cals 40% protein, 50% carbs, 10% fats
day 2 - 2300cals 40% protein, 35% carbs, 25% fats
day 3 - 1850cals 45% protein, 15% carbs, 45% fats
day 4 - 1450cals 55% protein, 0% carbs, 45% fats (this should not be a training day, maybe a bit of LISS cardio if you feel like it)
if you follow a cycle like this your leptin levels and other fat burning hormones as well as your metabolism will remain raised and keeps your body consistently guessing which stops it from acclimating to the deficient (while still remaining in a 500cal x 4 deficient between the 4 days combined) it also helps keep energy levels up and keeps you feeling sane having the high carb day every 4 days. also ive found that eating all my cals in an 8 hour window and fasting the rest of the day/night allows for better fat loss (it keeps insulin sensitivity up, also when you're going for longer periods of time without eating your body is not releasing insulin which because insulin is not present for such long periods keeps the body in a consistent state of burning fat and energy reserves)
once you hit your fatloss goal this cycle remains great for bulking aswell but keeping fat gain down at the same time, just add 500-750 cals to each of the days
- 12-09-2013, 03:00 AM
Yes I looked into this , but it seems people use it at sub 10% . Maybe it would work . I had a week off last week , no gym and calories up around maintenance and above .
I think I needed it for metabolism and mentally .
The theory of more cardio as apprised to less calories ....cardio every other day 20 mins hiit in am, weights 4 x week and 200 below maintenance Is what I'm going to try , if I don't do cardio I'll just eat slightly less .
Cheat day for me will be really high carb .
The days when I'm training and not training will fluctuate between say 2300 /2200 plus cardio calories lost . So it's kinda cycling to some degree . Especially if I have say 150g carbs on training and 100 on non.
My main goal is to keep muscle really . I don't care how long it take to lose 4-5% bodyfat
I was eating 2000 cals a day and I look like I lost the muscle . Anabolics are the answere to some degree but it's a bad idea for me
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