[quote]Chris Colucci wrote:
Hi all, first post in a while…
Joined in 2004, 12 posts. Yep, I’d say “a while” about sums it up.
Perhaps this is some trans-Atlantic crosstalk; when we Brits refer to ‘Cutting’, we are talking about the dietary state in which you shed pounds via a deficit in calories. Not fats/carbs etc, but calories.
I’m kinda confused. You’re wondering the effects of adding 400 calories to your diet? Increasing your protein from 200 grams to 300 grams will be adding an extra 400 calories per day. On a fat loss diet, that’s a pretty significant change.
While more protein is almost always better (compared to increasing carbs and/or fats), if you’re seeing results now - bodyweight decreasing, strength in the gym staying the same, clothes fitting better, etc. - you might not actually need to increase your protein at all.
How long have you been cutting, and have you been seeing results? Why are you considering increasing your intake in the first place?[/quote]
Ok, I think you seem to get it, almost anyway. I’ll start again - let’s see if this works.
Up until yesterday I’ve been on maintenance calories, but of those, only 800 are being supplied by Protein - there are too many carbs and fats in my diet, right now.
The plan is to gradually ramp up to 6 meals a day - from 4 - and make large, but equally incremental reductions in the excess carbs and fat. In other words, my diet now is much less than ideal, and that’s being polite. It must be cleaned up, and it will be.
Now - as we’ve established, with a calorific deficit, I’ll lose flab. I’m told that you need to go for 300Gms protein a day - whether bulking or cutting - in order to get BIG. I’m 243Ibs total, I’d see my abs at 210Ibs, so 33Ibs to shed.
What I want to know is this; would the LMT INCREASE during that the next few months I’m cutting, because of the increased protein, or do you need excess calories regardless? You see the contradictory influences on my muscle stock - would the net effect be positive or negative?