I am a week and a half into my cutting phase and I lost 13 pounds so far. It “appears” to be mostly fat loss but I AM LOSING STRENGTH! My repetitions are dropping like flies and I have had to lower the weight on a few lifts. I am thinking I want to leave cutting behind and never look back.
…unless I can get on the right track.
What I know about cutting so far, I learned on the web, and followed it to my best understanding but obviously I am doing something wrong.
I am doing everything the same accept I cut my whole grains in half, eliminated sugars, and eliminated starchy fruits and veggies.
Thanks to all who replies.
I would be happy to offer some guidance but, I would need to see an example of what you “were” eating and what you “are” eating. Also, what is your current weight, bf, training split. The more information you can provide the better the answer myself and others can offer. 13lbs in that time would be a lot for someone under 300lbs[/quote]
Ok, thanks for not being like all the other people who answered. Well, I haven’t been keeping a diet log which I learned, today, that I should. But I can tell you what I was eating like and how I am eating like. (although from everyone else’s flamings I get the idea that I am not ready to cut yet)
3 times a day I was eating about 2 cups of rolled oats with about 2 servings of fish, turkey, chicken, or beef and either about 4 servings of steamed veggies, or 2 servings of Trader Joe’s veggie juice.
Between those 3 meals I was having a whole fruit with about 2 servings of milk with 30 grams whey and one 90 cal serving of gatorade powder and a large spoonful of peanut butter (maybe 3 servings, real peanut butter, the kind you have to stir and refrigerate).
I would also constantly have another large glass of milk or snack on a few fork-fulls of canned salmon or a chunks of meat or a mouth full of raw veggies… I am always hungry and have always ate a ton yet I’ve been a skinny all my life until recently I have become average.
Veggies consist of dandelion greens, broccoli, carrots, ginger, onions, and frozen peas.
Cutting phase… I probably cut the rolled oats MORE than in half, more like I ate small handfuls when I was painfully hungry, I cut out carrots, cut out fruits and took metamucil or ate peas instead. I continued otherwise. Fish oil 6 times a day.