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    Is my cutting diet going right?

    I'm 6'1" 219lbs. about 19%bf. I started my cutting diet at the first of January after coming off a 6 month bulking diet. Ive been slowly lowering my carb intake by about 50 carbs a week and added 30 mins of cardio after my workout 4 days a week. I went from 225lbs. to 219lbs. I've made some changes to the diet that im currently following and wanted to know if there ok. My diet now looks like this:

    Meal 1 5:00am Cals Pro. Carb Fats
    4 Egg whites 120 24 4 0
    2 Eggs/w yokes 160 14 2 10
    60 grams of Oats 225 7.5 40.5 4.5

    Meal 2 8:00am
    4oz Chicken 215 36 0 8
    2 slices Wheat 100 6 22 2
    1 tbsn Mayo 45 0 2 4

    Meal 3 10:00am
    2 Scoops Pro. Pdr 220 42 6 3
    1 tbsn flax 80 0 0 9

    Meal 4 12:00pm
    7oz. Chicken 378 63 0 14
    162g Green Beans 60 2 10 0

    Meal 5 2:30 Pre Workout
    2 Scoops Pro. Pdr 220 42 6 3
    60g Oats 225 7.5 40.5 4.5

    Meal 6 6:30 Post Workout
    2 Scoops Pro. Pdr 220 42 6 3
    108g Oats 405 13.5 72.9 8

    Meal 7 7:30
    7 oz. Chicken 378 63 0 14
    162g Green Beans 60 2 10 0
    114g Cottage Cheese 120 13 4 5

    I did have another meal at 9:30, but took it out so i could get more rest. It was another shake with flax and the cottage cheese thats in meal 7.

    Totals:
    Cals-3231
    Pro.-378
    Carbs-226
    Fats-92

    Ive been losing weight on this diet(about a pound a week) even though i thought the cals were kinda high. I eat like this monday - saturday. On sundays i may have 1 or 2 cheat meals, but nothing to bad maybe Sonic or pizza. By the end of my cutting diet ill be at about 100 to 150 carbs per day, taking the carbs more out of morning meals and leaving the ones I will have after my workout. Does it look like im on the right path?

    Any commets would help.
    Thanks in advance

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    Yep. Some will say drop the carbs more, but I'm with Lee Priest when he says you don't need to drop carbs completely. If it's workin for you, good ****. Stick too it. A pound a week is a great rate to go at to keep the weight off. And judging from your protein count and EFA's, it seems as though you're holding onto a lot of muscle.

    Look at it this way, you can possibly (theoretically) lose up to 53 lbs (majority of which are fat) in a year. Good stuff. Practically however, you'll eventually come to a stand still. Once you're there, it's time to adjust the protein/carb/fat ratio so your Cals change and your metabolism shifts.

    Good stuff bro!

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    Thanks Bro

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    It looks good. I personally would drop the carbs down to 150 to 175 and see what happens. You could also lower the protein a tad also. For my show last year i was at about 350p, 125c, and 60 f. I can look back and see that i could have lowered my protein to 300 or so. To much protein is eccess calories. BUt if its workin stick with it. You may be able to eat that amount of carbs. I cannot. Keep at it.

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    Check this article from t-mag.com, it shows the right way to cut up and let me know what you think.
    http://www.t-mag.com/nation_articles/189ster.html

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    Oh my bad, check out "Steroid Dieting" in that link.

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    I've been looking for something that keeps it simple as far as seperating fats and carbs. The article did a good job summing it up.

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    sounds good...your calories do seem high, but if you're losing weight, that's all that matters. I like the saying "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." It's awesome that you're seeing results with your calories and carbs as high as they are, becuz you'll be able to keep cutting them down when your progress slows.

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    first of all the steroid diet is so low in calories that if you are not on then you will loose all the muscle you gained....1600 calories a day is not high enough to keep muscle without the use of anabolics...

    secondly to Nino i would say your idea for cutting by lowering carbs slowly is a good one...make sure you up the fat to compensate and still get 1.5 g of protein per pound of LEAN MASS. When lowering your carbs try to keep the majority of them to your breakfast meal, PWO and PPWO(these two meals having more than breakfast)...i also noticed you are eating Oats PWO...not a good idea. you need high GI carbs PWO like dextrose to feed your muscles. the oats should be consumed for your second post workout meal. and personally i dont eat carbs before a workout. check out the unofficial diet thread up top and also the T-Dawg 2.0 diet on t-mag.com they both have nearly the same principles and allow for you to keep the hard earned muscle but lose the fat.

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    My PPWO meal is "now" right before I go to bed because they up'ed the hours at work. It's not a good idea to eat carbs right before I go to bed right? It would be a whole lot easier if I could get in the gym sooner, but at the moment my PPWO is my last meal. Any suggestions?

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    not eating carbs before bed is a total fallacy..your body metabolizes food based on activity level...seeing as though you depleted your glycogen stores from liftin you need to fuel them with carbs no matter what time of day it is...dont listen to the bull$hit of your body slowing down at night..if you lift then obviously your not slowing down. i have eaten ppwo right before bed a few times and i am seeing steady fat loss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigsd67
    not eating carbs before bed is a total fallacy..your body metabolizes food based on activity level...seeing as though you depleted your glycogen stores from liftin you need to fuel them with carbs no matter what time of day it is...dont listen to the bull$hit of your body slowing down at night..if you lift then obviously your not slowing down. i have eaten ppwo right before bed a few times and i am seeing steady fat loss.
    Agreed.

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    OK ill try it and see what happens.
    Thanks Bro.

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