YB
BannerBanner

Going back to normal diet after cutting..

Author
Ronin
Olympian Member
  • Total Posts : 972
  • Reward points: 5452
  • Joined: 2006/09/08 18:34:17
  • Status: offline
2008/05/18 17:45:47 (permalink)
0

Going back to normal diet after cutting..

After cutting weight for competitions for nigh on 3 months solid, I started to feel very drained and really wasn't recovering well or sleeping well at all.... Now I've been back on a normal diet with a higher protein intake for about 1 week, I'm starting to get a bloated stomach sometimes after taking in carbs.. although I have a genuine increase in energy and recovery plus I actually do seem to be sleeping better.

Will it take a while to adjust to eating normal/slight bulk? Should I allow for a period of adjustment before I hit a bulk hard?

Thanks for any help guys, never bulked before ;)

Its better to die on your feet, than live on your knees."
#1

9 Replies Related Threads

    YumPies
    Pro-Member
    • Total Posts : 10088
    • Reward points: 8286
    • Joined: 2004/06/23 21:48:44
    • Location: Yorkshire
    • Status: offline
    RE: Going back to normal diet after cutting.. 2008/05/18 17:53:11 (permalink)
    0
    After long periods of cutting your metabolism can take a bit of a nose dive, with a slower metabolism means excess calories wont be burn/will be stored.
    I would therefore ease into bulking from a cut, by keeping protein static(should of been eating enough on the cut anyhow) and increasing carbohydrates in the days following a cut gradually.

    Then monitor weight gain for 1-2 weeks, increasing if weight gain is to slow (Id aim for 2-3lbs per month). A rough figure often quoted is .5lb/week for max muscle growth, any more than this could imply fat gain/other.
    #2
    Ronin
    Olympian Member
    • Total Posts : 972
    • Reward points: 5452
    • Joined: 2006/09/08 18:34:17
    • Status: offline
    RE: Going back to normal diet after cutting.. 2008/05/18 17:55:14 (permalink)
    0
    excellent, thanks for the tips :)

    Going to do some proper research into bulking now ;)

    Its better to die on your feet, than live on your knees."
    #3
    theiopener
    Pro-Member
    • Total Posts : 27998
    • Reward points: 5225
    • Joined: 2007/01/06 00:20:48
    • Status: offline
    RE: Going back to normal diet after cutting.. 2008/05/18 20:42:59 (permalink)
    0
    Neil no point in bulking hard for 3 months mate, you wont put on that much lean tissue in that time

    What are you currently doing now mate in terms of diet and training. All it takes is small adjustments to start gaining tissue without getting fat!
    #4
    YumPies
    Pro-Member
    • Total Posts : 10088
    • Reward points: 8286
    • Joined: 2004/06/23 21:48:44
    • Location: Yorkshire
    • Status: offline
    RE: Going back to normal diet after cutting.. 2008/05/18 21:01:38 (permalink)
    0
    When/how will he put on more lean tissue though?
    #5
    theiopener
    Pro-Member
    • Total Posts : 27998
    • Reward points: 5225
    • Joined: 2007/01/06 00:20:48
    • Status: offline
    RE: Going back to normal diet after cutting.. 2008/05/18 21:02:59 (permalink)
    0
    i dont understand your question rich
    #6
    YumPies
    Pro-Member
    • Total Posts : 10088
    • Reward points: 8286
    • Joined: 2004/06/23 21:48:44
    • Location: Yorkshire
    • Status: offline
    RE: Going back to normal diet after cutting.. 2008/05/18 21:08:56 (permalink)
    0
    Sorry what i mean is, you say he won't gain much lean body mass on a 3 month bulk.

    So with regaurds to that, do you mean,
    1) He won't gain much mass relative to the fat he will also gain.
    2) He won't gain that much muscle as the time frame is very small/he should bulk for longer(3months may get him ~6lbs max (.5lb * 12 weeks).
    3) you mean something else, e.g. you know a alternative diet where he can gain more in that 3 month period of muscle?
    4) other that i cant think of


    #7
    Ronin
    Olympian Member
    • Total Posts : 972
    • Reward points: 5452
    • Joined: 2006/09/08 18:34:17
    • Status: offline
    RE: Going back to normal diet after cutting.. 2008/05/18 21:09:09 (permalink)
    0
    So just up the carb intake and protein intake slightly from my cutting regime? - Not intending to bulk for 3 months.. thats how long I'd been cutting for, now I'm just really coasting along weight wise I suppose.. No more competitions for a while, so my diet is going to fuel my training and maybe put on a little weight I guess..

    Its better to die on your feet, than live on your knees."
    #8
    theiopener
    Pro-Member
    • Total Posts : 27998
    • Reward points: 5225
    • Joined: 2007/01/06 00:20:48
    • Status: offline
    RE: Going back to normal diet after cutting.. 2008/05/18 21:13:00 (permalink)
    0
    Sorry what i mean is, you say he won't gain much lean body mass on a 3 month bulk.

    2-4 lbs of muscle if hes lucky. This is why i said dont go all out on a uber bulk. Just do enough to gain a few lbs a month thats all
    ORIGINAL: NeilD
    So just up the carb intake and protein intake slightly from my cutting regime? - Not intending to bulk for 3 months.. thats how long I'd been cutting for, now I'm just really coasting along weight wise I suppose.. No more competitions for a while, so my diet is going to fuel my training and maybe put on a little weight I guess..

    Cant suggest feck all mate till i see your current diet and training regime my man
    #9
    YumPies
    Pro-Member
    • Total Posts : 10088
    • Reward points: 8286
    • Joined: 2004/06/23 21:48:44
    • Location: Yorkshire
    • Status: offline
    RE: Going back to normal diet after cutting.. 2008/05/18 21:56:37 (permalink)
    0

    ORIGINAL: theiopener

    Sorry what i mean is, you say he won't gain much lean body mass on a 3 month bulk.

    2-4 lbs of muscle if hes lucky. This is why i said dont go all out on a uber bulk. Just do enough to gain a few lbs a month thats all


    yeah i thought thats what you meant, just wanted to clarify incase you recommended something new/different that ive never considered before.
    Thanks mate.
    #10
    Jump to:
    ©2018 All content is copyright of MuscleTalk.co.uk and its use elsewhere is prohibited.
    (posting guidelines | privacy | advertise | earnings disclaimer | contact us | supported by)
    © 2018 APG vNext Commercial Version 5.5