Professor X wrote:
Also, no, you are not alone in getting tired of eating sometimes. The amount of food it takes for me to maintain 265lbs makes eating a real job or else my weight will immediately begin to drop. Imagine what some of these top pros go through. From what I understand, Jay Cutler spends most of his day cooking (as he says he doesn’t like to store food for later but likes the taste better “fresh”). For the rest of us with jobs or school, it can be a real hassle. It is actually MUCH easier on me and my wallet to diet.
I think one thing which does help me bulk is my job. It means i need to be disciplined. I have to prepare all my food the night before and then bring it to work. The great thing is, working at a pc all day, that the food gives me a break from just staring at the screen…
I work at a PC all day too but it still takes a great deal of discpline. You see the two turkey burgers. You know if you’re not eating you’re not growing. You know you should have one in each hand alternating bites but its just a force sometimes.
I find it much easier to “cut.” I’m never “cant have that, or that, or that.” The junk is just kept in moderation. If you get your requirements the urge isnt there as much to junk out. Also you can keep yourself occupied so you’re not thinking about the hunger, if you have any. You cant do that while bulking. You have to eat. I think when people “cut” they set themselves up to fail by being too disciplined. They stress over too many little things and that creates an environment to fail. If people just kept the bad shit in moderation, rather than removing it completely, they would still cut fat and be healthier in the long run because of the lack of stress they put themselves through.[/quote]
Good point. That’s what i did. Moderated the junk. Basically unless i had a massive craving for shite, i’d avoid it :)…
But the lack of energy still remains a problem… cafeine did help me pre-workout otherwise it would have been a killer…
But yeah, Prof X perfectly outlined why bulking is harder. The main thing is time, you don’t cut for 10 years so it’s harder to get tired of it.