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About Nutrition When Cutting.

Hello, I’m new to this forum (1st post as you can see) I didn’t want to post at the beginning because I thought that for sure I’ll get flamed but I hope that doesnt happen.

I am kind of a beginner to body building and I have about 6 months lifting. I will go to the beach in about 2 months so I think I’ll start cutting but I have some concerns about nutrition and I will be very grateful If somebody can help me out here.
Btw, I’m following the Body for Life program.

  1. To get lean and lose body fat, should I cut on carbs, fats, or both? (I always since I started have been avoiding fats but I don’t know if this is right) Because I’m really scared about doing it the wrong way and losing my hard earned muscle. And If I cut on carbs I think that my workout efficiency will decrease cause I don’t have enough energy to lift. (again I’m unsure about this)

  2. I heard that protein causes insomnia, so Is it good to take a shake before going to bed? I dunno if this is true or just a placebo effect, but I seem to get some insomnia when taking my shake at night.

  3. After I eat at night, how much should I wait till I can goto sleep? (I dont like to goto bed with full stomach, besides I read that when you sleep metabolism slows down and food turns to fat easily. On the other hand I also read that nutrition before sleep is very important, and If i don’t eat well before sleeping I feel like I’m losing muscle so this is kind of a dilemma)

  4. The protein shake just by itself counts as a meal?

  5. What do you guys think about cla?

I had many questions buzzing in my head but this are the ones that I can think of in this moment. Ill edit my post or post again with new questions I remember of.

Since english is not my first language, maybe I made some mistakes but I hope you guys can understand my questions.

P.S. I’ve already read the 7 efficiency habits of nutritional programs and some other beginner articles.

I’m sorry If this is placed in the wrong forum etc. I just wanted some help.

[quote]Bgnah wrote:

  1. To get lean and lose body fat, should I cut on carbs, fats, or both? (I always since I started have been avoiding fats but I don’t know if this is right) Because I’m really scared about doing it the wrong way and losing my hard earned muscle. And If I cut on carbs I think that my workout efficiency will decrease cause I don’t have enough energy to lift. (again I’m unsure about this)
    [/quote]

Cut your total intake below the level to maintain. Keep protein high, Pick Smarter carb choice frutis veggies and get your good fats.

Id say loook at something like T-Dawg 2.0 its all laid out for you easy to follow solid diet.

[quote]
2. I heard that protein causes insomnia, so Is it good to take a shake before going to bed? I dunno if this is true or just a placebo effect, but I seem to get some insomnia when taking my shake at night.[/quote]

Have NO idea where you heard this does turkey, steak, fish, milk cause you to not sleep thats all protein.

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3. After I eat at night, how much should I wait till I can goto sleep? (I dont like to goto bed with full stomach, besides I read that when you sleep metabolism slows down and food turns to fat easily. On the other hand I also read that nutrition before sleep is very important, and If i don’t eat well before sleeping I feel like I’m losing muscle so this is kind of a dilemma)[/quote]

EAT then sleep have a smaller meal of protein fiber and fats and then sleep your cutting so more than likely none of your meals are going to have you stuffed.

a small one but it is food.

Its a fatty acid aint magic. Before I worrried about CLA id get my epa/dha, omega 3’s etc or get Flameout

[quote]
I had many questions buzzing in my head but this are the ones that I can think of in this moment. Ill edit my post or post again with new questions I remember of.

Since english is not my first language, maybe I made some mistakes but I hope you guys can understand my questions.

P.S. I’ve already read the 7 efficiency habits of nutritional programs and some other beginner articles.

I’m sorry If this is placed in the wrong forum etc. I just wanted some help.[/quote]

Hope that helps,
Phill

thank you phill i’ll take a look at t-dawg
what do you mean with this?
“epa/dha, omega 3’s etc or get Flameout”

remember I’m kinda new to this so plx explain whenever you use an abreviation or weird term XD

[quote]Bgnah wrote:
thank you phill i’ll take a look at t-dawg
what do you mean with this?
“epa/dha, omega 3’s etc or get Flameout”

remember I’m kinda new to this so plx explain whenever you use an abreviation or weird term XD
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EPA/DHA are fatty acids you can get them from varied sources flax, walnuts but your best place fatty fish or Fish oils. Flameout is a fishoil product here check the store very concentrated and has CLA as well

Phill

but wouldnt i get fat by eating oils?

[quote]Bgnah wrote:
but wouldnt i get fat by eating oils?
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Not the right type of oils. That’s why Phil was so specific.