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Old 07-28-2008, 10:59 AM   #1
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Default Safe amount of calories on a cut?

I'm currently in the end of a cutting phase, I've put off 30lbs from my bulk and am down to around 1800 calories a day. I've noticed that I've kinda stalled lately, but I was worried about cutting lower than 1800 calories a day. I was wondering, is it safe to go a little bit lower than 1800 calories a day while on a cut?

I'm currently 150lbs at 5'8". I wanna lose a couple more pounds of bodyfat before the summers end and start a slow bulk. I currently do HIIT 3x a week, I was thinking of lowering my intake 10%.
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Old 07-28-2008, 11:03 AM   #2
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Maybe you need to increase calories to keep losing... Post the diet history (starting calories, caloric reduction, what period of time, macronutrient ratio, etc).
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Old 07-28-2008, 11:34 AM   #3
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throw another cardio session or two in there...
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throw another cardio session or two in there...
He's already below maintenance...that would probably just get rid of muscle if my understanding is correct.
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can i ask a question. why did you bulk then drop 30 pounds then want to bulk again?
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Old 07-28-2008, 12:18 PM   #6
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I started out at around 135 and put on about 40 lbs of mass, and lost about 25 actually. And here I am now. I wanted to lose some bodyfat and its usually easier for me to do that in the summer. I want to do a slow bulk over the fall but not gain nearly as much. Anyway, for now, I currently take in 1786 calories a day. Here are the stats:

Total: 1786
Fat: 43 387 23%
Sat: 8 72 4%
Poly: 8 74 4%
Mono: 14 126 7%
Carbs: 187 577 34%
Fiber: 42 0 0%
Protein: 186 745 44%
Alcohol: 0 0 0%

Trying to lose 4-5 lbs between now and whenever. Not in a rush to lose it. Any suggestions?
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Any suggestions?
Answer my first post...?

Are you eating clean? It doesn't sound like it.
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I've been eating very clean. My carb sources come from brown rice, veggies, beans, fruits. My fat sources come from salmon, fish oil, natural PB etc. Protein from lean chicken. I get in about 4-5 meals a day.
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that calorie intake seems really really low...even for a cut. especially if you're active.
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Should I just keep at what I'm doing right now and be a little more patient you think?
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