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CantGet2BIG
05-11-2009, 07:00 AM
Im currently trying to cut weight. Ive planned by diet out and started today. My daily intake consists of:

5 eggs
1 banana
1 apple
8oz chicken
4oz beef
4oz tilapia
1/4 cup cottage cheese
spinach
2 1/2 cups rice(dry)
2 slices whole wheat bread
1 sweet potato
3 ON 100% whey shakes

I calculated it at about 254g protein/ 320g carbs/ 2600-2700 cals. I'm 5'11 196lbs. So my maintainence is like 3500. I just feel like I am eating too much!

Hopefully you guys will have some input.

CantGet2BIG
05-11-2009, 07:02 AM
Also it is spread out over 8 meals counting the 3 shakes.

Guai
05-11-2009, 07:04 AM
I calculated it at about 254g protein/ 320g carbs/ 2600-2700 cals. I'm 5'11 196lbs. So my maintainence is like 3500. I just feel like I am eating too much!


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Try it for a couple of weeks, if you're not losing anything then eat a bit less and keep tweaking if necessary. You've already said you're eating below maintenance so how could you be eating too much?

LatinoMusculito
05-11-2009, 07:06 AM
Looks good.

If you make progress on this, you will understand what 'cutting' actually is all about - preserving muscle and strength whilst slowly burning away fat.

Try it for 2 weeks and see if you make progress. If you do, stay on it for another 2 weeks, then consider dropping the cals by another 200 cals or so, coming from your carbs if your fats are not already too low.

CantGet2BIG
05-11-2009, 07:06 AM
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Try it for a couple of weeks, if you're not losing anything then eat a bit less and keep tweaking if necessary. You've already said you're eating below maintenance so how could you be eating too much?

I just finished my 3rd meal of the day, and I had choke it down. Woke up at 5 and lifted at 6. Another thing is that I dont have much of an appetite in the morning, so I maybe I will just have to get used to it.

CantGet2BIG
05-11-2009, 07:08 AM
Looks good.

If you make progress on this, you will understand what 'cutting' actually is all about - preserving muscle and strength whilst slowly burning away fat.

Try it for 2 weeks and see if you make progress. If you do, stay on it for another 2 weeks, then consider dropping the cals by another 200 cals or so, coming from your carbs if your fats are not already too low.

Thanks bro. This is my first cut. Freshmen year of college and trying to bulk didnt mix well. I was up to 213lbs of fatness haha.

CantGet2BIG
05-11-2009, 07:51 AM
Low sodium way to spice up rice? Im downing 2 1/2 cups dry(5 cups cooked), and its very very dry and has no taste. Any help would be appreciated.

Silleli
05-11-2009, 07:55 AM
Im currently trying to cut weight. Ive planned by diet out and started today. My daily intake consists of:

5 eggs
1 banana
1 apple
8oz chicken
4oz beef
4oz tilapia
1/4 cup cottage cheese
spinach
2 1/2 cups rice(dry)
2 slices whole wheat bread
1 sweet potato
3 ON 100% whey shakes

I calculated it at about 254g protein/ 320g carbs/ 2600-2700 cals. I'm 5'11 196lbs. So my maintainence is like 3500. I just feel like I am eating too much!

Hopefully you guys will have some input.

At the beginning of my cut, I was eating 3,000 calories per day and losing on average 2lbs per week. This is probably because I was eating about 4,500 calories per day on my bulk. Everyone is different in terms of total caloric needs. I think it definitely makes the most sense to slowly raise and lower calories. I am now eating 2,500 calories and I'm still losing weight at the desired rate. Hope that helps.

CantGet2BIG
05-11-2009, 08:00 AM
At the beginning of my cut, I was eating 3,000 calories per day and losing on average 2lbs per week. This is probably because I was eating about 4,500 calories per day on my bulk. Everyone is different in terms of total caloric needs. I think it definitely makes the most sense to slowly raise and lower calories. I am now eating 2,500 calories and I'm still losing weight at the desired rate. Hope that helps.

Thanks bro. 2-3lbs per week is the pace I'm aiming for. Dont want to drop too fast, but I dont want to wait till the fall to see the rest of my abs haha.

Paumen
05-11-2009, 09:40 AM
Im currently trying to cut weight. Ive planned by diet out and started today. My daily intake consists of:

5 eggs
1 banana
1 apple
8oz chicken
4oz beef
4oz tilapia
1/4 cup cottage cheese
spinach
2 1/2 cups rice(dry)
2 slices whole wheat bread
1 sweet potato
3 ON 100% whey shakes

I calculated it at about 254g protein/ 320g carbs/ 2600-2700 cals. I'm 5'11 196lbs. So my maintainence is like 3500. I just feel like I am eating too much!

Hopefully you guys will have some input.

Carbs could be a bit high, but thats what you want so you can adjust the diet as you progress.

Your fine, just train hard.

WCP1200
05-11-2009, 09:46 AM
Drop the carbs a bit. Everthing else looks good

justanotherchik
05-11-2009, 10:06 AM
Low sodium way to spice up rice? Im downing 2 1/2 cups dry(5 cups cooked), and its very very dry and has no taste. Any help would be appreciated.

try adding some mrs. dash spices (they're sodium free) to the water you cook the rice in. it adds a nice flavor.

double gonad
05-11-2009, 10:14 AM
Low sodium way to spice up rice? Im downing 2 1/2 cups dry(5 cups cooked), and its very very dry and has no taste. Any help would be appreciated.

You've got a lot of carbs in your diet and pretty low fat. You could always add some cheese to your rice and lower the amount of rice you are eating. If you want to keep you fat at the same level, you could drop some rice and add beans or lentils. Throw in some salsa or tomatoes, onions and peppers...

Guai
05-11-2009, 10:20 AM
Low sodium way to spice up rice? Im downing 2 1/2 cups dry(5 cups cooked), and its very very dry and has no taste. Any help would be appreciated.

Cook the rice in chicken or beef stock. It adds epic levels of noms.

euclid
05-11-2009, 10:32 AM
Cook the rice in chicken or beef stock. It adds epic levels of noms.

Agreed - just make sure to get a low-sodium broth, usually broth is PACKED with sodium.

imccarthy
05-11-2009, 10:40 AM
You aren't eating enough fat. Get it up to 40-50 grams at least.

Guai
05-11-2009, 10:56 AM
Agreed - just make sure to get a low-sodium broth, usually broth is PACKED with sodium.

Not if you make the broth yourself.

Buy some cheap cuts of beef and cook them in water with a bit of salt, onions and garlic at medium heat for an hour or a bit more. You can then use the beef to make a stew, and save the broth to make rice with.

Paumen
05-11-2009, 11:02 AM
You aren't eating enough fat. Get it up to 40-50 grams at least.

He is fine.

StevenV
05-11-2009, 11:11 AM
Im currently trying to cut weight. Ive planned by diet out and started today. My daily intake consists of:

5 eggs
1 banana
1 apple
8oz chicken
4oz beef
4oz tilapia
1/4 cup cottage cheese
spinach
2 1/2 cups rice(dry)
2 slices whole wheat bread
1 sweet potato
3 ON 100% whey shakes

I calculated it at about 254g protein/ 320g carbs/ 2600-2700 cals. I'm 5'11 196lbs. So my maintainence is like 3500. I just feel like I am eating too much!

Hopefully you guys will have some input.

when i see this...i think this way:
banana = sugar
apple = sugar
rice = sugar
bread = sugar
potato = sugar
whey shakes = possible sugar

If a person is trying to cut, dont you want to deplete glycogen storage? Wouldnt it be better to reduce the carb levels a bit??

sunngodd
05-11-2009, 11:25 AM
when i see this...i think this way:
Bread = sugar
potato = sugar
whey shakes = possible sugar


lol

Vietgoboi
05-11-2009, 11:30 AM
I just finished my 3rd meal of the day, and I had choke it down. Woke up at 5 and lifted at 6. Another thing is that I dont have much of an appetite in the morning, so I maybe I will just have to get used to it.

Choking down your food? Try taking out fiber type carbs and add in calorie dense food like peanut butter, nuts, etc...

WhatDidYouDo
05-11-2009, 11:30 AM
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LatinoMusculito
05-11-2009, 01:50 PM
when i see this...i think this way:
banana = sugar
apple = sugar
rice = sugar
bread = sugar
potato = sugar
whey shakes = possible sugar

If a person is trying to cut, dont you want to deplete glycogen storage? Wouldnt it be better to reduce the carb levels a bit??

My eyes are bleeding!

Hudacris
05-11-2009, 02:02 PM
people still believe in this low-carb on a cut stuff?

imccarthy
05-11-2009, 02:02 PM
He is fine.

He consumes no real fat sources other than beef. How is that fine?

hennessy88
05-12-2009, 05:01 AM
320 grams of carbs seems like a lot i didnt even eat that much when i was bulking. im cutting now and im eating 90-100 grams of carbs but i guess everyone is different maybe it will work for you

BG_1
05-12-2009, 05:10 AM
no way your matience is 3500 imo

perhaps 2700 max

jay24k
05-12-2009, 06:18 AM
His maintenance could be that high. While I doubt it to, it is completely possible. He will find out though in two weeks and then he can adjust it.

If a banana and apple fit in your diet, go for it. Kind of stupid to consider them as "sugar" though. Completely different then sugar.

For me, I cut back the carbs some too. Not saying they are bad but I cut them back when I cut. Mainly my carbs consist of veggies, sweet potatoes, and one fruit per day.

CantGet2BIG
05-28-2009, 04:42 PM
Thanks for all the input guys. I havent checked this for 2 weeks because I wanted to see what 2 weeks on that diet did for me without any possible biases. I have found that I need to drop my carbs down. So I am running 100-150 carbs Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Fri. 300 carbs on Wed, Sat, and Sun. I think my calorie intake is fine. I have been leaning up in the mirror just not on the scale. Also I cut out the fruit on low carb days. Rice intake has been lowered considerably. Fats are sitting at approximately 30g + red meat.(Cheese with eggs, chicken, and fish meals)

belairdfence99
05-28-2009, 04:47 PM
I just finished my 3rd meal of the day, and I had choke it down. Woke up at 5 and lifted at 6. Another thing is that I dont have much of an appetite in the morning, so I maybe I will just have to get used to it.

If you had to choke down your 3rd meal, how do you manage to eat when you aren't cutting :confused:

ElisG
05-28-2009, 04:53 PM
If you had to choke down your 3rd meal, how do you manage to eat when you aren't cutting :confused:

Probably eats more calorie dense foods.

CantGet2BIG
05-28-2009, 04:53 PM
If you had to choke down your 3rd meal, how do you manage to eat when you aren't cutting :confused:

When I'm not cutting, I'm not eating dry-ass chicken and rice. haha

jay24k
05-28-2009, 07:03 PM
Did you lose weight at that calorie range or did you maintain? If you didn't see any difference on the scale, gotta cut back regardless if you see changes because you won't gain muscle and lose fat at a rate of 1 to 2 lb a week. You could technically maintain your weight and lose a quarter pound of fat and gain a quarter of muscle.

Keep us updated.

RealMenDeadLift
05-28-2009, 07:06 PM
Imagine eating it all in a 4-6 hour window like those who IF, you feel like you are flat out stuffing your face yet you still are in a deficit

Dr. Horse
05-28-2009, 07:07 PM
http://facepalm.org/images/13.jpg

@ this entire thread

stancel
05-28-2009, 07:14 PM
My advice would be to lower it to 2000 or even lower, like 1800.
You don't need to eat so much if your goal is to lose weight.

stancel
05-28-2009, 07:22 PM
Im currently trying to cut weight. Ive planned by diet out and started today. My daily intake consists of:

5 eggs
1 banana
1 apple
8oz chicken
4oz beef
4oz tilapia
1/4 cup cottage cheese
spinach
2 1/2 cups rice(dry)
2 slices whole wheat bread
1 sweet potato
3 ON 100% whey shakes

I calculated it at about 254g protein/ 320g carbs/ 2600-2700 cals. I'm 5'11 196lbs. So my maintainence is like 3500. I just feel like I am eating too much!

Hopefully you guys will have some input.

according to this (http://www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie_calculator.htm), your maintenance could only be 3500 if you exercise A LOT, daily, and intense exercise is part of your job.

you didn't give that info, though.
you can either choose to cut something in particular out, or lower your portions in general. Cutting out the rice would be an easy way to lower calories.

RealMenDeadLift
05-28-2009, 07:28 PM
My advice would be to lower it to 2000 or even lower, like 1800.
You don't need to eat so much if your goal is to lose weight.

uhhhhh, if you want to be a twig I guess

CantGet2BIG
05-28-2009, 07:43 PM
Workout 5 days a week. Work 5 days a week, working outside at a concrete plant. 15mins of HIIT 3-4 days a week. Like I said earlier I have cut my carbs but my calorie intake is probably 2700 range.

exy
05-28-2009, 07:49 PM
I'm cutting at 2000 a day.

I think I'm doin it wrong... starvation mode and all. I am bumping it up to 2700 though, which is about my maintenance intake.

CantGet2BIG
05-28-2009, 07:51 PM
I'm cutting at 2000 a day.

I think I'm doin it wrong... starvation mode and all. I am bumping it up to 2700 though, which is about my maintenance intake.

The calculator I used to calculate my maintenance must be F***ed up. I got it off of the supersite. Mine came out to 3500.