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ru4life3 07-28-2008 11:59 AM

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%.

Ross86 07-28-2008 12:03 PM

Maybe you need to increase calories to keep losing... Post the diet history (starting calories, caloric reduction, what period of time, macronutrient ratio, etc).

MusTGeTBiG 07-28-2008 12:34 PM

throw another cardio session or two in there...

Ross86 07-28-2008 12:39 PM


Originally Posted by MusTGeTBiG (Post 62277)
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.

MONSTAFACE 07-28-2008 12:44 PM

can i ask a question. why did you bulk then drop 30 pounds then want to bulk again?

ru4life3 07-28-2008 01:18 PM

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?

Ross86 07-28-2008 01:56 PM


Originally Posted by ru4life3 (Post 62284)
Any suggestions?

Answer my first post...?

Are you eating clean? It doesn't sound like it.

ru4life3 07-28-2008 02:19 PM

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.

Pitysister 07-28-2008 02:27 PM

that calorie intake seems really really low...even for a cut. especially if you're active.

ru4life3 07-28-2008 04:07 PM

Should I just keep at what I'm doing right now and be a little more patient you think?

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