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  • steveko89steveko89 Member Posts: 1,614 Member Member Posts: 1,614 Member
    alexmose wrote: »
    Anybody else have trouble sleeping when moving from bulk to maint or maint to cut?

    I've not experienced this personally. What magnitude of calorie change are you making when switching between modes? I think most on this thread tend to taper calories gradually when changing goals.
  • quiksylver296quiksylver296 Member Posts: 26,876 Member Member Posts: 26,876 Member
    steveko89 wrote: »
    alexmose wrote: »
    Anybody else have trouble sleeping when moving from bulk to maint or maint to cut?

    I've not experienced this personally. What magnitude of calorie change are you making when switching between modes? I think most on this thread tend to taper calories gradually when changing goals.

    Me, either. I'm an excellent sleeper. :yawn:

  • alexmosealexmose Member Posts: 554 Member Member Posts: 554 Member
    steveko89 wrote: »
    alexmose wrote: »
    Anybody else have trouble sleeping when moving from bulk to maint or maint to cut?

    I've not experienced this personally. What magnitude of calorie change are you making when switching between modes? I think most on this thread tend to taper calories gradually when changing goals.

    Me, either. I'm an excellent sleeper. :yawn:

    Jealous! Went from bulk at 2100 cals to maint at 1800 cals. It’s 300 measly calories!! Will try melatonin.
  • steveko89steveko89 Member Posts: 1,614 Member Member Posts: 1,614 Member
    alexmose wrote: »
    steveko89 wrote: »
    alexmose wrote: »
    Anybody else have trouble sleeping when moving from bulk to maint or maint to cut?

    I've not experienced this personally. What magnitude of calorie change are you making when switching between modes? I think most on this thread tend to taper calories gradually when changing goals.

    Me, either. I'm an excellent sleeper. :yawn:

    Jealous! Went from bulk at 2100 cals to maint at 1800 cals. It’s 300 measly calories!! Will try melatonin.

    I started taking melatonin a few months ago and have been pleased with the increase in sleep quality. I'm 6'1 176 and 7.5mg is perfect for me, 5mg didn't do anything and 10mg had me blowing through alarms. I also picked up some cheap blue light-blocking glasses on amazon, they certainly have helped for eye strain though I haven't used them other than for work.
  • steveko89steveko89 Member Posts: 1,614 Member Member Posts: 1,614 Member
    psuLemon wrote: »
    Just because, here are some of the foods i eat. I am a foodie and love cooking. My wife is a bit spoiled.
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    I just finished breakfast and now I'm hungry again...
    I'm also jealous of your bowls, I wanted to register for stuff like that when we got married but I got out-voted.

    Down to 174.8 this morning. How's everyone holding up?
  • psuLemonpsuLemon Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium Posts: 36,356 MFP Moderator Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium Posts: 36,356 MFP Moderator
    steveko89 wrote: »
    psuLemon wrote: »
    Just because, here are some of the foods i eat. I am a foodie and love cooking. My wife is a bit spoiled.
    w8dq2qazs32a.jpg

    9dx0lrqi48ha.jpg

    4cnm7gq6wz6z.jpg

    dcb7k3mlenlm.jpg

    I just finished breakfast and now I'm hungry again...
    I'm also jealous of your bowls, I wanted to register for stuff like that when we got married but I got out-voted.

    Down to 174.8 this morning. How's everyone holding up?

    Haha thanks. To be honest, i have a few special bowls/plates for pictures.

    I am down to 169 this morning, even after some stomach issues last night. So it seemed that this refeed was successful.
  • pitbullpuppypitbullpuppy Member Posts: 117 Member Member Posts: 117 Member
    alexmose wrote: »
    Anybody else have trouble sleeping when moving from bulk to maint or maint to cut?

    Is that what it is? About a week ago I finally got myself under control and lately I've been wired til the wee hours of the morning, every day. It's terrible. lol
  • dbanks80dbanks80 Member Posts: 3,584 Member Member Posts: 3,584 Member
    I guess I'm on a forced cut. Lost weight. Only hoping to maintain my muscle mass.
  • alexmosealexmose Member Posts: 554 Member Member Posts: 554 Member
    dbanks80 wrote: »
    I guess I'm on a forced cut. Lost weight. Only hoping to maintain my muscle mass.

    This is me. I always drop weight when I don’t lift heavy. Drop in water retention? Less appetite? Idk
  • alexmosealexmose Member Posts: 554 Member Member Posts: 554 Member
    alexmose wrote: »
    Anybody else have trouble sleeping when moving from bulk to maint or maint to cut?

    Is that what it is? About a week ago I finally got myself under control and lately I've been wired til the wee hours of the morning, every day. It's terrible. lol

    So here’s the deal. I will toss and turn for 1-2 hrs. Then, idk if out of habit or perhaps I don’t feel hunger, I go eat a hard boiled egg, then I’m fast asleep in 20 mins. I have no idea why but I have decided to budget an egg everyday 😂😅
  • psuLemonpsuLemon Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium Posts: 36,356 MFP Moderator Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium Posts: 36,356 MFP Moderator
    alexmose wrote: »
    alexmose wrote: »
    Anybody else have trouble sleeping when moving from bulk to maint or maint to cut?

    Is that what it is? About a week ago I finally got myself under control and lately I've been wired til the wee hours of the morning, every day. It's terrible. lol

    So here’s the deal. I will toss and turn for 1-2 hrs. Then, idk if out of habit or perhaps I don’t feel hunger, I go eat a hard boiled egg, then I’m fast asleep in 20 mins. I have no idea why but I have decided to budget an egg everyday 😂😅

    Whatever works..
  • jseams1234jseams1234 Member Posts: 1,184 Member Member Posts: 1,184 Member
    sardelsa wrote: »
    So recomp/maintenance isn't happening right now, I am losing. Not too fast but weight is definitely going down. I am going to try not to focus on it too much unless it gets too low where it is no longer healthy. Not much else I can do at this point.

    I'm teleworking and my office is about 10 feet from the kitchen. I'm still gaining - but slowely. Not doing much but a couple of hundred pushups and huge sets of pullups on M,W,F. I'm already unbalanced and look like that bulldog from the old Bugs Bunny cartoons so I'm not too worried about legs right now. First week of pushups was insane - adapted pretty quick to it though... but soooo much volume. I've tried curling my dog but she growls at me and the wife yells. Oh, I also blame Door Dash - they have been so quick and convenient that we've been eating "out" a lot more than usual. ;)
  • pitbullpuppypitbullpuppy Member Posts: 117 Member Member Posts: 117 Member
    Not for nothing but I've found that adding 1/4 cup (45g) of rice (150 cals for basmati) to protein is measurably more filling/satisfying (for me). This corona messed up my keto, but o well. Rice is great.
    edited April 4
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