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Unread 06-11-2018, 06:39 AM
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Default Feel so much better when cutting.

Feel soooo much better when cutting, sleep better too....just can't handle the tired feeling when bulking.
bulking on a clean diet = less energy, bloat, strength loss.
Even if i eat 1000 kcal above maintenance doesnít help.
Deloads doesnít help also non-training days or weeks.
Also i notice injured quicker.

And when i start te cut and following rfl style (eat only protein)
i have tons of energy, making pr's all over the place en feeling reborn.

i have also tried some keto diet in the past but also low/non carb diets like that makes me tired and dont give me energy.

i donít understand, why gives a diet with no carbs,fat and huge kcal deflect so much energy and a healthy diet with complex carbs, healthy fats, fibre and enough kcal not?

And i am not a fat guy (10-13% bf) and 30 years old and blood tests looks fine.

i dont know anymore where te look.

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Unread 06-11-2018, 09:35 AM
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That doesn't make sense. Who the hell enjoys RFL?

Only thing that comes to my mind is training. Maybe your volume is too high, so you feel refreshed once you cut it on diet. What your training looks like?
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And when i start te cut and following rfl style (eat only protein)
i have tons of energy, making pr's all over the place en feeling reborn.

i have also tried some keto diet in the past but also low/non carb diets like that makes me tired and dont give me energy.
Well, RFL is basically keto without the dietary fat.
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Unread 06-11-2018, 03:24 PM
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Dunno.

What comes to mind is possibly you have a food intolerance/allergy and on RFL you are eliminating that food.

Or maybe it is a blood sugar regulation issue as far as the bulking part.

Or you can look up catecholamine honeymoon. But that one is supposed to be a temporary effect from being in a hard deficit, so I would think that one wouldn't be effected by the type of diet unless the total deficit on the other diets just wasn't large enough to trigger this for you.
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How sure are you that you're 10-13% BF?

If it's just an estimate, it may be that you're underestimating true BF and you're just dieting down to a better hormonal profile and insulin sensitivity.

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Unread 06-12-2018, 03:31 AM
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My guess is that you have poor insulin sensitivity. People who remove carbs sometimes get a boost like this when they don't eat any.

I was feeling great for the past few weeks. Now I'm on my diet break and the lethargy from reintroducing the carbs is appalling. I keep falling asleep anytime I sit down to study.


My recommendation is that when you reintroduce carbs really try to eat them directly before and after training and in a very reduced capacity otherwise (fibrous carbs being the exception) and see if that helps. It definitely makes a difference for me.

Essentially if you have poor insulin sensitivity you are spiking it everytime you eat these carbs and it gives you a roller coaster feeling all day everyday.

Something that will help with insulin sensitivity (beyond dieting/exericising in general) is to also try to intermittent fasting. It doesn't have to be a rigid 18:6 protocol or anything... but just any focus on condensing your eating window and eating less frequently will help.
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Are you taking more stimulants when cutting? Could explain the higher energy levels
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