I am a fan of EQ, it’s one of my regular compounds.
The appetite thing is hit or miss with me. Sometimes I can not eat enough other times I have to force myself to finish my 8-10oz protien shake. When the appetite is kicking I will of course feed myself lots of good lean clean food but when i can’t stop eating I will eat popcorn. Sounds dumb but it works. It’s fairly clean in regards to fat and all that, don’t get extra movie theater butter flavors. So it’s not too bad on calories and it will absorb fluid in your stomach and make you feel fuller. The kettle corn style has a sweetness to it that can help kill a random sweet tooth craving in my experience.
Now regardless of how it effects my appetite I do notice that I have these dreams on EQ. I am hunting and killing wild animals and then devouring them. Like tearing off the legs and just ripping the meat off with my teeth. It weird but it’s how I know the EQ is finally up to good levels in my blood. On tren I will dream about cookies, cheese cake, and all the stuff I don’t let myself eat. Tren makes me crave sugar, EQ makes me crave meat. Mainly chicken but my dreams I always eat something like a buffalo or deer or bear.
If you are worried about putting on bad weight during any cycle then go get one of those fat calipers they sell at the nutrition stores. They are supposed to be able to tell you your body fat percentage on a chart but I don’t trust those numbers. They do work in the sense that you can measure how thick the skin and underlining fat is. So if the scale is steadily moving up while the caliper measurements are going down or at least staying the same then you know you are on a good path.
The odd ball thing that I personally really like about EQ is every cycle I get new veins showing somewhere on my body. The first time I ran it I remember looking in the mirror and lifting up my arm. There up in my arm pit I had a popping vein, then I saw the vein showing on the inside of my bicep on the other arm. Then I saw the veins on my lats…EQ has been a regular compound for me ever since.
Now I noticed this the most on my first EQ cycle, the endurance goes way up. So harness that shit and put in another 30-45 minutes of heavy weights in the gym. If you do that you shouldn’t get any appreciable fat gains.
Now EQ vs deca, I can’t really say. I have only ever run NPP and I have only run it once. I will say that when I ran NPP I was hoping it would help with a tendon/elbow issue I have and it did. Supposedly any wet compound will help with joint issues but I have not noticed any help when running test and EQ while I did notice it on the NPP.