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    Cut Or Bulk, Which is Easier on You?

    I asked this about a year ago and it had a lot of replies with most finding cutting to be easier. Now we have a lot of newbies and some old posters on here. Lets see how this rates this year

    Would you rather cut or bulk and why?

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    i love to eat, so i have to go with bulking

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    Both are hard. I would say bulking is harder though. Not only because there is some level of force-feeding involved, but because of logistic concerns like money and time.
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    cutting = harder

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    cutting is dieting, i can eat mass amounts of food so i naturally am always bulking
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    i haven't gone through cutting yet, but I imagine it will be easier than bulking.
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    That is a fu-king hard question. No body likes to restrict calories, so cutting is hard. Yet most of us begin to bulk, look in the mirror and think we are gaining too much fat and cut calories causing us to fail at bulking.

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    bulking by far for me cuz i like my buffalo chicken alot
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    Isn't it better just to eat well year round? I've never found much use for bulking, So i'd say cutting.

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    I would say cutting is harder, just because of the self control you need. With bulking, you can eat a ton, just not always exactly what you want. But at least there is some flexibility. Cutting just seems so much more restrictive.
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    Bulking is very easy for myself, I can gain quickly.

    As for cutting, it is difficult. The worst part is when you think you do great, and then you end up a pound heavier, though it may be water weight, it's still an ego killer.

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    I suppose what I've been doing for the past few months can be called cutting. All I really did was try to eat smaller meals more frequently, eat healthier foods of mostly protein, and eat my last meal much earlier in the day and further from when I go to bed. I've lost about 25 pounds doing this and I didn't find it very hard. If I actually counted calories and macronutrients, etc. I'm sure it would be a lot more difficult, so I'm going to say bulking is probably more difficult because you have to eat so much and still eat the right things so as not to gain fat.
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    I would say bulking. If I have to eat 6 times a day I'd rather not be doing 400 and 500 calorie meals, thats a joke.

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    cutting is hard, it takes alot of mental toughness plus its an ego killer maybe losing some strenght and shrinking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squaggleboggin
    I suppose what I've been doing for the past few months can be called cutting. All I really did was try to eat smaller meals more frequently, eat healthier foods of mostly protein, and eat my last meal much earlier in the day and further from when I go to bed. I've lost about 25 pounds doing this and I didn't find it very hard. If I actually counted calories and macronutrients, etc. I'm sure it would be a lot more difficult, so I'm going to say bulking is probably more difficult because you have to eat so much and still eat the right things so as not to gain fat.

    Why would you not eat so long before bed?
    During the night, you are already going to be fasted for 6-9 hours...
    Why not eat a slow absorbing meal right before bed to maintain lean mass?

    I have been trying to slowly lose weight, but I still eat a power bagel with PB spread on it and a glass of skim milk before bed, almost every night.

    Works for me.

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