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Am I Eating Too Much Protein for a Cutting Diet?

i started a new weight loss diet, this is a typical day, i eat about the same thing everyday.i weigh 200 lbs, i am fat. i do 3 total body workouts a week and i will be adding some HIIT soon, i also take HOT-ROX.

  1. 4 oz. chicken breast, 6 oz. grapes
    300 calories/3g fat/30g carbs/36g protein

  2. 2 cans of tuna, green veggies, tbsp. carlsons fish oil
    300 calories/13g fat/33g protein

  3. Surge PWO
    330 calories/52g carbs/25g protein

  4. 300g egg whites, veggies, oz. ground flax seeds
    330 calories/12g fat/11(8)g carbs/38g protein

  5. 4 oz. chix, veggies, tbsp. natural PB
    310 calories/12g fat/3(1)g carbs/40g protein

  6. 4 oz. chix, veggies, tbsp. xtra virgin olive oil
    330 calories/18g fat/36g protein.

all that sums up to 1900 calories/58g fat/96(9)g carbs/208g protein. the only time i get hungry is about 3 hours after i eat a meal.

what do you guys think?

Weighing 200 lbs I don’t see why 208 grams of protein would be a concern. Hell, you will be told in a few posts that you should be closer to 300 grams. Not too sure about 100 grams of carbs everyday. Carb cycling works look into it. Also, you caloric intake is too low. I think cycling calories like carbs is a good idea. Food looks good just need more of it. Good luck.

the extra carbs are on workout days, the other 4 days of the week will be minus the Surge PWO and only carbs at breakfast. i looked into carb cycling but i strayed away from it because i have a lot of body fat. 1900 is what i arrived at when using some BMR calculator and taking into account my daily activity( i work a desk job) and amount of body fat.

I’m pretty sure the 1900 is just your basal. You also need to calculate additional cals even if you just sit around all day. Ultimately you’re gonna do whatcha want so do your “diet” and see what happens.

God, why are people so afraid of protein? If it still bites, you forgot to shoot it dead before eating it, idiot.

:slight_smile:

I’m currently trying Romans advice of 1g per lb LBM… it’s a LOT less protein then I am used to having!

[quote]benmoore wrote:
I’m currently trying Romans advice of 1g per lb LBM… it’s a LOT less protein then I am used to having![/quote]

Huh, when I do that, my strength gains come way slower… Or it’s a constant “up/down”.

the reason i was asking was because protein is a large part of my diet and with only 1900 calories maybe some extra healthy fat would help with fat loss?

[quote]talon2nr7588 wrote:
the reason i was asking was because protein is a large part of my diet and with only 1900 calories maybe some extra healthy fat would help with fat loss? [/quote]

I’d rather replace carbs maybe… If possible… But hey, how about you just do this for a bit and see how your weight-loss goes?

To be honest, if you’re fat at 200 lbs and you’re down to 1900 cals already as a male… I’d just add additional activity so you won’t have to go crazy low in calories. Or do the V-Diet I guess, if you have the money to spare… I wouldn’t do it as a bigger guy, but for people in your situation it has a nice enough track record…

[quote]Cephalic_Carnage wrote:

[quote]benmoore wrote:
I’m currently trying Romans advice of 1g per lb LBM… it’s a LOT less protein then I am used to having![/quote]

Huh, when I do that, my strength gains come way slower… Or it’s a constant “up/down”.

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I’m talking exclusively cutting!

[quote]benmoore wrote:

[quote]Cephalic_Carnage wrote:

[quote]benmoore wrote:
I’m currently trying Romans advice of 1g per lb LBM… it’s a LOT less protein then I am used to having![/quote]

Huh, when I do that, my strength gains come way slower… Or it’s a constant “up/down”.

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I’m talking exclusively cutting![/quote]

I am referring to both gaining and losing weight…

I’d rather increase activity levels via cardio etc than go so low in protein (and fats… And carbs :)… Of course that may just be a difference in goals here, even when losing weight I don’t want to lose much strength or have my recovery cut to hell… Why should I completely change one of the main things which have allowed me to reach my current size and strength is what I’m thinking, see?
If I can’t cut carbs (and to a degree, fats) anymore, I’ll look for some other way out of this…

Always been much easier for me to lean out while my activity levels were high vs. being sedentary except for lifting weights…

I agree with CC. Try upping your nutrient intake a bit to feed your body while you INCREASE your activity. I believe Dr. Berardi coined the term “G-Flux”? And perhaps look into switching out the Surge for a few scoops of MAG-10, definitely worth the couple extra bucks…

[quote]Cephalic_Carnage wrote:
God, why are people so afraid of protein? If it still bites, you forgot to shoot it dead before eating it, idiot.

:slight_smile:

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I nominate this for post of the year.