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    Is it ok to be hungry on a cut?

    Hello, I just started cutting and I made a lot of improvements during my bulk. However, since I'm so used to eating more than I currently am is it normal to be so hungry? Like for example, I eat my breakfast (Whole wheat toast, eggs, diet yogurt, and water) and I end up a bit hungry after the meal. Afterwards, I eat lunch (usually a salad with cottage cheese or mixed nuts) and after my lunch about two hours later I get really hungry. so it's kind of like that after each meal, I'm just afraid of getting skinny fat after my cut lol. Thank you for your help in advance
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    Originally Posted by juanluis305 View Post
    Hello, I just started cutting and I made a lot of improvements during my bulk. However, since I'm so used to eating more than I currently am is it normal to be so hungry? Like for example, I eat my breakfast (Whole wheat toast, eggs, diet yogurt, and water) and I end up a bit hungry after the meal. Afterwards, I eat lunch (usually a salad with cottage cheese or mixed nuts) and after my lunch about two hours later I get really hungry. so it's kind of like that after each meal, I'm just afraid of getting skinny fat after my cut lol. Thank you for your help in advance

    Personally I don't like being hungry when leaning out. Hunger can be avoided if you cut very gradually. Just 0.5 lb per week, certainly no more than 1 lb weekly weight loss unless you are obese. Keep protein high, even up to 1.5 may be needed to stop hunger. Lots of water and greens. If this doesn't solve it you can always try IF or low carb diet (or both) which helps with hunger for many people.

    Go easy on cardio and cut lifting volume too. Maintain your lifts. That's a good sign that you're not losing weight too fast.
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    Yes. Since you were used to eating a lot.
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    You might be dieting too hard (too great an energy deficit), you may be picking the wrong foods (e.g. not enough protein, fiber) or you may not be doing anything wrong. No way to know from the info given.
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    No need to be hungry. Eat every 2-3 hours around 30g protein meal. A couple turkey burgers, large chicken breast, etc.
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    sometimes though, due to leptin and ghrelin levels being altered, hunger will be a given.
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