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    5,000 calorie diet, First cycle

    My current stats:

    24 years old
    6 feet tall
    208-210 pounds
    13-15% bodyfat
    training consistently for 5 years

    Ok so I am hoping to start my first cycle which will be a test cyp only cycle. Just waiting to get my PCT on hand. Anyways I have been eating right around 5,000 cals a day for a while now and have managed to get up to 210 pounds. I have read that it is common to diet down, or eat less in preparation for a cycle?? Maybe I am wrong. Basically I am asking if I should lower my cals and everything for about a month before the cycle and then when i start the cycle jump back on to my 5k bulk diet... is this right? The daily carb intake on the diet is around 550 grams of carbs, 320-340 grams protein and around 165 grams of fat. Any help would be appreciated, thanks to all who respond.

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    Why 5000 calories? At the most, all you really need to even maintain a weight of 210 is about 3100 calories a day. Add to that a 10-20% surplus of calories and you're still not approaching all that much let alone 5000 calories. Your idea is flawed. Go back and think again. Trust me you're going to be sorry in the long run.

    Check your math. It's completely fucked. On cycle, shoot for 1.5g per pound of lean mass for protein. You can consider carb cycling as your first option to cut AND bulk later. Or you can go keto (ckd style) and cut and bulk as well. I've done this on several clients both ways and they both work. If you've been fat before, your better bet is to use keto as your cut and bulk agent.

    If you're attempting a bulk cycle at 15% fat, you're going to get fatter. Bigger and fatter and you'll be dealing with estrogen problems at that higher rate of fat. My suggestion would be to cut first, save the cycle, when you get leaner, say 8-10% bulk then using 1.5g of protein and keep fats high (,6 x lean mass is a good starting point).
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    Dang i didnt realize I was that far in the wrong direction. I can say that I have never been fat before. Juggernaut, what if i were to post up my complete diet and then you tell me exactly what do drop out of it or what changes to make in order to drop bodyfat...Would this be alright?

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    Breakfast (7am)

    1 cup milk
    2 cups oats
    1 scoop whey
    half cup walnuts

    Pre Workout (9am)

    half scoop progainer
    4 ounces chicken
    2 cups rice

    Post Workout Shake (12pm)

    2 scoops whey
    dextrose
    gatorade

    Meal (2pm)

    5 ounces chicken
    2 cups rice
    2 peanut butter sandwiches

    Meal (5pm)

    1 can tuna
    3 eggs
    1 cup steamfresh vegetables
    1 cup whole wheat pasta
    half cup rice

    Before Bed (10pm)

    1 cup cottage cheese
    half cup walnuts

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManInBlack View Post
    Dang i didnt realize I was that far in the wrong direction. I can say that I have never been fat before. Juggernaut, what if i were to post up my complete diet and then you tell me exactly what do drop out of it or what changes to make in order to drop bodyfat...Would this be alright?
    Calculate your grams of protein, carbs and fat. Give us those numbers instead. Use fitday or fatsecret for this. It will give you a truer idea of what you eat. Depending on which path you want to take, I can give you an idea for your next move to cut or bulk-but my suggestion is to cut first.
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    The thing is that when i started weighlifting i just wanted to bulk up, to be honest, that is all i have ever done, i started at around 170 pounds and have never EVER done a cut so I have no idea where to even begin. I would really really love nothing more than to get down to 10% bodyfat so that I can begin my cycle, because everything will be here within the next month. Any help bro would be greatly appreciated because now I just feel completely confused, much more than usual.

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    Juggernaut, I typed that exact diet above into Livestrong.com's daily plate which is a nutrition tracker application that they have

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    it came out to 552 grams carbs, 338 grams of protein and 168 grams of fat, atleast that is what it said......4,936 calories.

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    I went back to live strong and put that I would like to lose 1.5 pounds per week and they shot me back with this figure....2900 calories a day.....do you think this a good number or is 1.5 pounds per week too much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManInBlack View Post
    it came out to 552 grams carbs, 338 grams of protein and 168 grams of fat, atleast that is what it said......4,936 calories.
    Waaaay too much.
    Keto or carb cycling? Choose one and stick with it.
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    well at the moment i am TRYING to construct a cutting diet that will help me to get down to around 10 percent bodyfat so that I will be better prepared for my cycle.......how does 2520 cals a day sound...210 grams protein, 200 grams carbs, 98 grams of fat sound? am i still way off? im really trying here, i have never cut before

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    Alright, here is a diet i constructed. I came up with the figure 2520 cals a day.

    Breakfast: 3 whole eggs/3 egg whites/1 cup oats/1 cup milk
    690 calories...19.5g fat...73g carbs...55 g protein

    workout

    Post workout shake: 1 scoop whey/gatorade
    250 calories...37g carbs...24g protein

    Lunch: 4 ounces chicken/peanut butter sandwich on whole wheat
    380 calories...17.5g fat...23g carbs...37g protein

    Dinner: 2 cans of tuna/ 1/4cup walnuts/1.5 cups brown rice
    619 calories...23g fat...57g carbs...55g protein

    Before Bed: 1 cup lowfat cottage cheese/2.5 tbsp natural peanutbutter
    417 calories...24g fat...19g carbs...33g protein

    totals:

    209g carbs
    205g protein
    88g fat

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    Well I have gathered that 1.5g protein per pound of bodyweight is a good rule of thumb so i changed the diet. Here are the new totals

    Protein 300g
    Carbs 170g
    Fats 90g

    7am: 3eggs/3 egg whites/ 0.5 cup oats/1 cup milk
    workout
    10am: 2 scoops whey/ 1 gatorade
    12pm: 8 ounces chicken/peanut butter sandwich/
    3pm: 6 ounces chicken
    5:30 2 cans tuna/1 cup rice/ 1/4cup walnuts
    Before Bed: 1 cup cottage cheese/3tbsp. peanut butter/half scoop whey

    the reason i eat at 5:30 and then not again until i go to bed which is around 10 is because i go into work at 6 and there is no way i can eat while i am there.......So does this look a bit better?

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    What does your training look like?
    You obviously want carbs. That's fine. If you multiply your lean mass x 1.2g-since you arent juicing right now (I'm assuming), according to your percentage it leaves you with 175lbs of lean mass, you'll need 209g of protein.

    If you were to do carb cycling, do this:

    For a loss of of +/- 1lb per week

    Average daily macros:
    209g of protein,
    94g of fat, and
    195g of carbohydrate,
    2,480 calories in total.

    (4) Liftingdays:
    209g of protein,
    87g of fat, and
    270g of carbohydrate,
    2,693 calories in total.

    (3) Rest/Cardio ONLY days:
    209g of protein,
    104g of fat, and
    105g of carbohydrate,
    2,197 calories in total."
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    One other thing; center the carbs around the workout-both pre and post workout. My personal preference is to not have any starchy carbs at dinner, but this may be different for you since you may workout around that time.
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