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Cutting
09-30-2014, 12:47 PM
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Cutting
Hello!

So I made it through 8 weeks of eating at what I believed to be my TDEE at 2,200cals. I am really glad I did it. You don't realize how much you really need it until you actually start doing the reset.


This is my first week of cutting at 1800cals and I am a little nervous to be honest.

What do I do if I cut for a week or two and nothing happens?

Thanks for your help!

- Bree
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09-30-2014, 02:24 PM
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RE: Cutting
Hi Bree! Sorry, I posted a minute ago and then deleted it so I could edit something I said. happy Great job on completing 8 weeks of your reset!! happy You should eat at cut for a full 8 weeks and then assess your progress at that point. Hopefully you'll be able to see progress after the first couple of weeks, but sometimes it takes the body a bit of time to adjust to the decrease in calories too. If for some reason you don't see any progress after 8 weeks, post back here and we'll help you rework your numbers. You're doing great!! happy

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09-30-2014, 06:33 PM
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RE: Cutting
I hope it doesn't take too long! I'm tired of the up and the down with all of this!

I want to know that I'm getting somewhere otherwise it makes me want to give up!

But thanks for your help!

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09-30-2014, 09:17 PM
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RE: Cutting
Patience is a virtue, especially at this point in the process. Depending on how restrictive your dieting history was prior to your reset, the body can take quite a bit of time to adapt and adjust. Like Jenny said, give it a good 8 weeks before changing or adjusting anything -- too many changes, and you will never really know what is working, and what is not...

You are doing great, and congrats on making it through the 8 weeks of reset. Stay strong and consistent through this part --- you will be glad you did (just like you now realize how important and needed the reset was...)

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09-30-2014, 11:58 PM
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RE: Cutting
Unfortunately I think very few people are lucky enough to see immediate results with this process....most of us have to be patient, and as mentioned above, wait at least 8 weeks (or more in my case), before seeing results.
Try focusing on some different goals in the meantime. Aim to do a push up (if you can't already), or a chin up, or work towards adding 20kg to your squat.
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10-01-2014, 06:28 AM
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RE: Cutting
^^^ So very true Lucy ^^^

Are you strength training? This, along with proper fueling, will cause the greatest changes in your body shape and composition. Like Lucy said, focus on strength gains --- and don't forget to take photos, those can often be your best judge of success or progress.

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10-01-2014, 07:28 AM
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You are getting somewhere, believe me! Sometimes it can seem like a slow process, but really and truly, just wait it out and let your body respond. Take the advice of so many others here who have been through the same thing. There's a mix of emotions that come with this process and sometimes you need to shut out the negative voices. You've made it to the cut phase, so just let your body do it's thing now. There is nowhere else to go if you were to give up! What would you go back to? Eating much, much less? No way. You've made it though the difficult reset, so see through the cut process now too. You are doing awesome! happy Are you brjone10 on MFP?

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10-01-2014, 02:09 PM
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RE: Cutting
I am doing strength training. I have been before under eating, while under eating, and now.

I hope I'm not over working my body. I have heard some people say that you should halt all exercise and give your body a break and sometimes I feel like it might be a good idea but I really cant afford to gain more weight because I cheer professionally.

It's scary. Part of me wants to measure my progress on a body fat scale and part of me doesn't because if I don't see movement in a good direction I'll get discouraged. But at the same time seeing movement in a good direction would help keep me encouraged so I'm not sure what to do.

Sorry I should like a whiny baby! You just never think you would have to go through something like this I guess!

Thanks for all your help!

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10-01-2014, 03:10 PM
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RE: Cutting
(09-30-2014 11:58 PM)lucy1984 Wrote:  Unfortunately I think very few people are lucky enough to see immediate results with this process....most of us have to be patient, and as mentioned above, wait at least 8 weeks (or more in my case), before seeing results.
Try focusing on some different goals in the meantime. Aim to do a push up (if you can't already), or a chin up, or work towards adding 20kg to your squat.

Totally agree with Lucy. Focusing on performance goals rather than data output definitely helps with the mental aspect. Count me as another that took a long time to see number-results. You might (and might not) see a quick water drop initially but don't freak if nothing seems to happen for awhile.
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