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Author Topic: Is there such a thing as dieting too hardcore?  (Read 1573 times)
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« on: September 12, 2007, 12:43:01 AM »

I've done a few bulk and cut cycles and I am actually very good at sticking to my diet.  It usually mainly consists of chicken, tuna, brown rice, oatmeal, protein shakes, and healthy fats.  However I always notice towards the end my muscles deflate and I can't get really lean without looking flat.  So this time around I started to loosen my diet up a bit adding things like white rice, red meat, and even Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches (first thing in the morning)  and it seems like I am doing pretty well losing fat and my muscles still have pretty good fullness.  It seems for me the ultra-strict bodybuilding diet doesn't work that well for me (sorry too lazy to post my entire diet right now  Grin)    My question is has anybody else noticed better results cutting by loosening up their diets? 
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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2007, 07:46:37 AM »

i guess this is wht im facing as well dude.. im worried by time i finish dieting im gonna look flat :S
some says dieting doesnt mean cuttin down carbs.. they ask to increase carbs. ( not to fall for low carb diets) and another part says.. cut down carbs..
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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2007, 02:49:17 PM »

dpends on the indivual...

ive tried many different ways of getting lean WITH CARBS...everytime has been painfully hard and failed.

everytime ive done LOW CARBS ive had excellent , easy success  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2007, 02:58:20 PM »

The worst thing one can do when dieting is over think the whole thing.

Energy in vs Energy out.... Very simple equation.
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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2007, 01:31:40 PM »

Yep, its called fasting
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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2007, 02:00:47 PM »

yes dieting too hardcore is possible, mix up the diet (change the macronutrient ratio) to keep the body guessing and to keep yourself from burning out.
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« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2007, 09:58:39 AM »

dave goodin wrote in iron man that he eats the same diet inseason and off only thing he does diffrent is add cardio. im gonna try this next year.
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« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2007, 02:47:41 PM »

Ive heard it said, " if you dont feel like crap, your not dieting hard enough ". I do think you can diet to hard , just look at an anorexic.
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