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Old 08-13-2003, 04:03 PM
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This should probably go in the nutrition section, but I like it here.

Anyway, lately Iíve been having problems eating as clean as I had been. I read Elleís post on her super hungry day and President Wilsonís advise to increase her calories.

Iíve been training intensely for about nine months now, and Iíve had to increase my calories once before when my workouts began to suffer. It has been drummed into our heads that to lose weight we have to cut calories, so the notion that to continue to see gains in your physical conditioning you actually have to increase calories as your body changes is still a revelation, and sometimes difficult to remember.

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Old 08-13-2003, 04:20 PM
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I agree. I still have a little tiny voice in the back of my head that says, "Whoa!! That's a lot of calories. That's TOO many calories. Cut back!! Cut back!!!"

I mostly ignore it and I'm sure over time it'll go away.
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I agree. I still have a little tiny voice in the back of my head that says, "Whoa!! That's a lot of calories. That's TOO many calories. Cut back!! Cut back!!!"

I mostly ignore it and I'm sure over time it'll go away.

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Same here.
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Today I started my bulk and I'm 150lb starting with 3000 cals and increasing every week. It is really hard to eat 3000 calories of nutritious food (I cant even eat a cup of oatmeal and thats only 300) however eating lots of protein and nutritious food will go directly into building hard muscle.
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Old 08-18-2003, 02:56 AM
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Having you been cutting for 9 months MEB? Or bulking/cutting? How are your results currently.
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Hi, Venom, thanks for the response.

Well since Iíve been on a twenty-year bulk, cutting for the past nine months hasnít been that bad. Iíve lost body fat from my stomach and 4Ē from my waist.

I gave myself 3 years to reach my goals this time, because Iíve done it fast before and the results never lasted. This time though itís sooo slow, I know it will last because Iíve changed my old bad habits.

My concern is just eating enough calories to fuel my workouts, maintain the muscle I have yet still lose body fat. I havenít yet decided if I want to put on more muscle mass then I have now.
I was at 2000 calories for about three months, but that was too low for me, so I increased it to 2200, which is where I was until last week. This past week I increased my calories and also changed from 40, 30, 30 to 40, 25, 35. p,c,f.

Iím also increasing the intensity of my cardio. So we shall see what happens.

The saga continues!

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Sounds good. Tell me how things go, and if you want any critiques. [img]/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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