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First Week Cutting


#1

Alright....So I'm on the first week of my cutting diet (2500 - 2700 calorie range) and already the scale is showing big drops in numbers. I did get CRAZY sick for 2 days, no throwing up but I was bed-ridden the whole time. It says I've lost 3 pounds in 3 days already. Drinking plenty of fluids. Is this to be expected, or should I jack up the calories to prevent too much LBM loss?

Any help?


#2

Have you dropped carbs pretty low as part of this diet? Fast water loss with low carbs is pretty typical if that's the case. Happens the first few days.


#3

While the actual carbs arent low (around 250g/day) they only make up about 35% of the diet. I try to get around 275g protein and just under 80g/fat.

I want to keep my muscle loss as low as humanly possible during this phase...hell, maybe even gain some with the help of Mag-10.