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This cutting business is tough going sometimes

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2006/07/11 10:10:07 (permalink)

This cutting business is tough going sometimes

Only been on it since last friday.

Sometimes get hungry during the day but as yet i have stuck to my diet

Also hard with my girlfriend eating her treats right in my face (no innuendo's please!)

I have cut my carbs right down and this shows in my workouts. I also find it hard getting up at 5.50am to do cardio.

As long as the bodyfat drops off me (although im 5ft 11" and 13 stone.... so not overweight)
and i can continue to build muscle, then thats all im concerned about.

Anyone got any tips about staying motivated?
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    LOCUST
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    RE: This cutting business is tough going sometimes 2006/07/11 10:13:02 (permalink)
    Keep taking pics dude, and when you see the progress thats enough to make you stick to your diet.

    Let people eat their treats in front of you man, you will be the 1 with abs not them !

    Its all worth it in the end.
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    RE: This cutting business is tough going sometimes 2006/07/11 10:13:48 (permalink)
    There are things you can eat with practically no calories which keep hunger at bay. Sugarless jelly, for example. You can also add unflavoured whey protein to sugarless jelly for a mousse-like dessert which is mostly protein, and low calorie.

    Also, if you're hungry, try drinking a pint of water. This can sometimes fool your body for a while!
    post edited by daveo - 2006/07/11 10:14:25
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    RE: This cutting business is tough going sometimes 2006/07/11 10:14:25 (permalink)
    If carbs being low is a problem for workouts, amke sure you eat them pre/post workout ...

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    RE: This cutting business is tough going sometimes 2006/07/11 10:15:20 (permalink)
    Also ECA is very good as an appetite supressant and energy for workouts

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    RE: This cutting business is tough going sometimes 2006/07/11 10:26:01 (permalink)
    Cheers guys. Soem good advice a usual.

    Locust...what weight were you (in the left hand pic) before your cut...if you dont miond me asking
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    RE: This cutting business is tough going sometimes 2006/07/11 10:31:21 (permalink)
    diet drinks IMO really help keep cravings at bay, I am drinking tonns of diet coke and sprite Z at the moment. Always eat plenty of carbs round workouts, cut them from times when you are sedentary.

    Have cheats every now and then, you'll really appreciate them

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    RE: This cutting business is tough going sometimes 2006/07/11 10:32:34 (permalink)
    I've just finished a 5 month cut, and also struggled with the low carbs. Just make sure you have some carbs before training, otherwise you'll lack energy during your workout.

    I know what you mean about the GF, damn them and they're sugary treats

    Its all worth it at the end of the day though.

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    RE: This cutting business is tough going sometimes 2006/07/11 11:26:25 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: hen7

    Cheers guys. Soem good advice a usual.

    Locust...what weight were you (in the left hand pic) before your cut...if you dont miond me asking


    was about 85kg mate,
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    RE: This cutting business is tough going sometimes 2006/07/11 11:32:35 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: cliff_vtr

    diet drinks IMO really help keep cravings at bay, I am drinking tonns of diet coke and sprite Z at the moment. Always eat plenty of carbs round workouts, cut them from times when you are sedentary.


    Yeh, pepsi max is my friend, always has been, but during cuts it is brilliant, i drink too much of the stuff to be fair but its so nice and helps with cravings.

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    RE: This cutting business is tough going sometimes 2006/07/11 11:40:43 (permalink)
    As long as the bodyfat drops off me (although im 5ft 11" and 13 stone.... so not overweight)
    and i can continue to build muscle, then thats all im concerned about.


    you can, you are just in the less enjoyable cycle of periodization

    bulk, maintain, cut, start to bulk, bulk, maintain, cut and so on
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    RE: This cutting business is tough going sometimes 2006/07/11 11:54:58 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: ToxicToffee

    As long as the bodyfat drops off me (although im 5ft 11" and 13 stone.... so not overweight)
    and i can continue to build muscle, then thats all im concerned about.


    you can, you are just in the less enjoyable cycle of periodization

    bulk, maintain, cut, start to bulk, bulk, maintain, cut and so on


    Nice way of putting it

    So once my cut is complete i can then then bulk up cleanly adn myabe even keep the belly from getting so big?

    I admit that my last bulk was not clean at all
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    RE: This cutting business is tough going sometimes 2006/07/11 11:57:32 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: LOCUST


    ORIGINAL: hen7

    Cheers guys. Soem good advice a usual.

    Locust...what weight were you (in the left hand pic) before your cut...if you dont miond me asking






    was about 85kg mate,



    Wow! you were just a few pounds heavier than me yet you look bigger than i look now.

    Your cut is coming on well by the way What weight are you now mate?
    post edited by hen7 - 2006/07/11 11:58:55
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    RE: This cutting business is tough going sometimes 2006/07/11 13:23:42 (permalink)
    yes, you can control fat gains better next time around by eating cleaner and taking on a calorie level that isnt way in excess of daily requirements
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    RE: This cutting business is tough going sometimes 2006/07/11 13:27:19 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: hen7

    ORIGINAL: LOCUST


    ORIGINAL: hen7

    Cheers guys. Soem good advice a usual.

    Locust...what weight were you (in the left hand pic) before your cut...if you dont miond me asking






    was about 85kg mate,



    Wow! you were just a few pounds heavier than me yet you look bigger than i look now.

    Your cut is coming on well by the way What weight are you now mate?



    im about the 82kg mark i think.

    Ive gained a bit while loosing ! woo hoo !!

    thanks mate !!!
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