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Joe00224223
02-01-2006, 10:22 PM
Ive been cutting for about 2 months now. I began at 187lbs. No clue what bf%, probably somehwere between 14-16. But now, I weight nominally 179lbs. 8 weeks and only a loss of 8 lbs, BUT also gain in strength AND a gain in muscle size. Ive gone from benching a pair of 55's to a pair of 70's. Its hard to say how much, but my muscles look bigger (and are MUCH stronger) then they did at the begining of the cut cycle.

I lift 3 days a week, I run 3 days a week (very very high intensity for 45 mins). And I eat exactly 2.2k (a TDEE of ~3.0k) cals per day (4 meals), but about 3500 on cheat days (1 per week). This should translate to about 1.7lbs of fat loss per week. I get plenty of sleep. I keep stress under control. I eat lots of protein. I use sesamin on cheat days and glucophase, flax, 7keto and rebound XT daily.

My diet is basic. I eat turkey sandwiches, oat meal, string cheese and yogurt (thats all).



So, I was hoping that I would lose 8-11 lbs of weight in that 8 week period. Should I assume that I am in fact losing the fat (I do look more vascular, but since I didnt take caliper numbers I dont know for sure) at a good rate, and that the reason why my weight hasnt dropped more is becuase ive also building some muscle weight? I thought that was impossible while cutting? Perhaps my cheat calories are helping to build some muscle one day per week?

Thnx.

Joe00224223
02-01-2006, 11:59 PM
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Phreek
02-02-2006, 04:12 AM
The mirror is your best friend, believe what it tells you.

StrongEnough?
02-02-2006, 04:17 AM
Ive been cutting for about 2 months now. I began at 187lbs. No clue what bf%, probably somehwere between 14-16. But now, I weight nominally 179lbs. 8 weeks and only a loss of 8 lbs, BUT also gain in strength AND a gain in muscle size. Ive gone from benching a pair of 55's to a pair of 70's. Its hard to say how much, but my muscles look bigger (and are MUCH stronger) then they did at the begining of the cut cycle.

I lift 3 days a week, I run 3 days a week (very very high intensity for 45 mins). And I eat exactly 2.2k (a TDEE of ~3.0k) cals per day (4 meals), but about 3500 on cheat days (1 per week). This should translate to about 1.7lbs of fat loss per week. I get plenty of sleep. I keep stress under control. I eat lots of protein. I use sesamin on cheat days and glucophase, flax, 7keto and rebound XT daily.

My diet is basic. I eat turkey sandwiches, oat meal, string cheese and yogurt (thats all).



So, I was hoping that I would lose 8-11 lbs of weight in that 8 week period. Should I assume that I am in fact losing the fat (I do look more vascular, but since I didnt take caliper numbers I dont know for sure) at a good rate, and that the reason why my weight hasnt dropped more is becuase ive also building some muscle weight? I thought that was impossible while cutting? Perhaps my cheat calories are helping to build some muscle one day per week?

Thnx.


I don't like your diet, but that being said... it looks like normal weight loss. That's 1lb a week. You probably could kick off more if you cleaned that up. Your body perhaps is at the point where it's use to what you're doing. Look at me.... I have lost only 14lbs since October 22nd. That's 13 weeks, which puts me at 1.1lbs a week. If you want more, Clean up your diet (first post how your meals are) :)

nithos
02-02-2006, 06:16 AM
My diet is basic. I eat turkey sandwiches, oat meal, string cheese and yogurt (thats all).
This diet is definately going to lead to some dietary deficiencies. Where are the veggies and healthy fats?

Joe00224223
02-02-2006, 04:49 PM
I use lots of flax seed.

Im sorry, I wasnt completely inclusive of the list.

I eat fruits about every other day....apples, oranges and strawberries.

So what else should I add to my diet to balance it out?

I eat fish like once every two weeks....so there are some fats there.

Plz to reccomend what else to eat?

Joe00224223
02-02-2006, 11:27 PM
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Joe00224223
02-03-2006, 07:30 AM
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StrongEnough?
02-03-2006, 07:56 AM
Protein : Poultry, fish, red meat, cottage cheese, Whey, eggs
Carbs : Whole wheat pasta, whole wheat bread (100%). brown rice, rolled or steel oats, fruit
Fats: Olive oil, fish oil, flax oil, nuts (almonds, pecans, walnuts), almond and peanut butter (all natural)

Joe00224223
02-03-2006, 02:26 PM
heart disease is a MAJOR problem in my family

Im 23, but i must stay away from cholesterol and too much fat.

so im not left here with much. i cant do eggs and beef really.

Joe00224223
02-03-2006, 03:56 PM
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Joe00224223
02-03-2006, 07:41 PM
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