View Full Version : reducing calories from bulk to cut

06-15-2014, 11:47 PM
Just wondering if im better off slowly reducing cals when i go into cutting.

first cut i cut at 1800 cals and as weightloss stalled i dropped lower and lower.

i reversed dieted into a bulk and was eating 2800 cals and wasnt gaining (ended up on 3300 cals)

Will be cutting soon and feel like my metabolism has sped up and dont want it to slow down so was thinking

week 1 - 3000 cals
Week 2 - 2800 cals
week 3 - 2700 cals
and only drop 100 cals at a time when weight loss stalls?

or am i better off going from 2300 (500 less then my guess of 2800 maintenance?)

06-16-2014, 01:29 AM
I always drop straight down to my desired deficit, can't see any reason why it would be beneficial to slowly drop calories to transition into a cut. Slowly increasing for a bulk yes as hormones need to get back up to normal levels etc. but not for a cut.

06-16-2014, 03:58 AM
I would go with your plan OP. Start as high as possible when cutting so when you stall, you have room to lower the calories. You don't even need to go by weeks either, just go by the scale. If you are still losing then don't lower it yet. I did the exact same thing when I cut. I started at 3000 and slowly lowered it. It would make no sense to start lower than you need to.

06-16-2014, 04:15 AM
You may feel better from cutting calories out slower than straight dropping to your desired amount for your cut.

06-16-2014, 04:40 AM
imo, a straight drop will show results faster.. if you slowly drop, it will take time.. if you're ok with that, then do it.. otherwise if you can't wait long till u see results, just drop to what you wanna see lose weekly.

06-16-2014, 04:54 AM
I see no benefit to slowly dropping. Go straight into your deficit.

This concept of dropping cals slowly in order to have room to adjust for stalls is illogical. Based on broscience.