Hey guys, I'm on the back end of a very long cut, my first real foray into fitness. I'm down from 280 to 195, with about 20 lbs to go before I start my first bulk. The stuff I've read on this forum has been invaluable, so thanks for that, first of all.
I'm having a problem getting past the 195 mark, and the reason for that is that I'm REALLY f hungry all the time lately, so I've been tinkering with ways to manipulate my intake for satiety on days when I have more free time, and am therefor more likely to eat. What I'm wondering is, is it so crucial to hit daily macros if all my numbers are right at the end of the week? Or could I eat five days per week at a 2,000 kcal deficit and a ton of protein, and then two days per week at a 2,000 kcal surplus and a ton of carbs and fat, with the result being that I hit my calorie and macro goals for the week?
I hope this makes sense. Thanks for any and all replies.
12-26-2012, 07:30 AM #1
Is hitting my macros on a weekly basis good enough?
12-26-2012, 07:42 AM #2
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12-26-2012, 07:51 AM #4
Try http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/ultimate-diet-20 that diet is a much better version of what you are describing above.Do you believe in love at first sight? Or should I take my shirt off?
12-26-2012, 07:51 AM #5
12-26-2012, 08:11 AM #6
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Yes and no.
Would it be more optimal to get protein in before and after training (and at least the minimum amount every day)? Probably.
Your proposition seems extreme and unsustainable. If the deficit works out to the same as if you were eating a consistent amount of calories, weight loss will be about the same in the long run. Crazy macro fluctuations will mess with scale weight on a short term basis, though.
What are your cals/macros? You've been cutting for a while, you could always take a diet break.Log: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=161354653&page=1
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I'd say protein timing is important depending on if you're working out that day or not, and with carbs dependant on whenever you feel most depleted of muscle glycogen, I haven't the slightest clue if timing for fat needs is a biggie or not. I'd say from my experience, hit your protein and fat needs every day and get your carbs be it more or less dependant on what works for you and make up for them + or - throughout the week.
so long as you're getting more protein than lb in lbm the rest is personal preference imo.
12-26-2012, 08:12 PM #12
In response to original question, yes, weekl numbers are more important than daily numbers. That being said, whoever recommended lyle's UD 2.0 is better than what you suggested. I'd give IF a shot though... it'll prob be easier than you think after a short adaptation period.Former member of the > 300 lb crew
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If you're always hungry than check out Protein Fluff, very volumeous (sp?) meal with 100-300 calories depending on ingredients and it will fill you up.Short cuts to success are often paved with lies.
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