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Bdm107
05-26-2016, 07:27 AM
Starting to believe in metabolic damage after comparing my last two cuts, what is going on?

Height: 5' 9"

1. Last summer:

Went from 209lbs to 174 in around 4 months with ease. Was eating 2000-2500 calories and drinking avg 4 nights a week in college.

2. This summer:

Decided to start meal prepping and dropped my calories to 1500(cold turkey). Went from 190 to 183lbs in 5 months.

My current diet

-Breakfast:None

-Lunch: Grilled/Baked Chicken Breast or Steak, Broccoli/ Green Beans

-Dinner: Grilled/Baked Chicken Breast or Steak, Broccoli/ Green Beans. Will also snack carefully in order to meet 1500 cal.

Both cuts I lifted heavy 3-5 times a week with 10-20min hiit after each workout. How is eating crap food and boozing in college working better on a cut than my current meal prep?

GSXRMax
05-26-2016, 07:33 AM
inaccurate calorie counting

bklein28
05-26-2016, 07:39 AM
What did you do between 174 and 190? Was that a bulk for muscle? If so you might have had less fat to lose, less water weight, etc...

Bdm107
05-26-2016, 07:52 AM
My daily meals lunch and dinner; Chicken & Broccoli should be 250 cals each. I drink water with every meal.

Since I am skipping breakfast that should leave around 1000 calories to meet 1500. If I cut anymore calories i'm literally going to be at the point of having an eating disorder.

My previous cut I didnt even count calories was eating junk in the school cafeteria ex. burgers/chicken sandwiches/pizza with vegetables.

dipatel13
05-26-2016, 07:53 AM
Weight would be falling off like crazy with only 1500 cals. Since it wasn't you were eating more than you thought.

FYI your current plan lacks variety, fat, and micronutrients.

Bdm107
05-26-2016, 08:03 AM
Would consider the period between 174 to 190 a bulk. Didn't count calories but still lifted heavy 3-4 times a week with hiit after.



Weight would be falling off like crazy with only 1500 cals. Since it wasn't you were eating more than you thought.

FYI your current plan lacks variety, fat, and micronutrients.


Yeah i literally eat the same thing everyday, really frustrating eating like this with little/slow results. Should I be adding some brown rice, kinda thought carbs were a no no for a cut?

dipatel13
05-26-2016, 08:14 AM
Would consider the period between 174 to 190 a bulk. Didn't count calories but still lifted heavy 3-4 times a week with hiit after.





Yeah i literally eat the same thing everyday, really frustrating eating like this with little/slow results.Should I be adding some brown rice, kinda thought carbs were a no no for a cut?

Where did you read that? You need to learn the basics of nutrition by reading the stickies here and in the nutrition section.

Bdm107
05-26-2016, 09:09 AM
Meant excessive carbs, my carbs are still pretty low though. The 1000 calories that I make up daily to meet 1500 usually consist of some carbs.

Luclin999
05-26-2016, 10:46 AM
If you don't weight/measure/log all your food then you have no idea how much you are eating.

Period.

Just listing the food without the amounts is pointless.

A "Chicken breast" can be anywhere from 180 calories to 560 calories depending on it's size, water content, and manner of preparation.

GSXRMax
05-26-2016, 10:53 AM
Meant excessive carbs, my carbs are still pretty low though. The 1000 calories that I make up daily to meet 1500 usually consist of some carbs.

the only thing bad for a cut is excess calories

Bdm107
05-26-2016, 12:37 PM
If you don't weight/measure/log all your food then you have no idea how much you are eating.

Period.

Just listing the food without the amounts is pointless.

A "Chicken breast" can be anywhere from 180 calories to 560 calories depending on it's size, water content, and manner of preparation.

Yeah I log everything I eat using my fitness pal along with the foods that I am eating to meet 1500cal. My two meals alone would set me back only 500 calories a day which is extremely low.

1 8 oz Chicken Breast = 220 Cal
1 Cup Broccoli/Greenbeans = 30 Cal


Just really dont understand how i'm being so much more aggresive with this cut and seeing worse results than my previous cut in which I didnt take seriously.