I’ve been on a perpetual bulk and have been stagnant and fat for a while now so I was considering some kind of dieting program.
I have read through dozens of diet/cutting nutrition plans across T-Nation, Bodybuilding.com, and other sources. Most of them advocate slowly decreasing calories from -200 to -1000 of your daily caloric needs (BMR).
Based on the V-Diet nutrition calculator, I am to drop -1200 calories immediately from the get go with a lot of protein and next to no carbs. I have read the scientific summary provided and I have no problem with the perceived fatigue that may result from this, but I was wondering if someone could explain the rationale for this sudden drop in calories.
Wouldn’t this allow for a short burst in fat loss and then a hard plateau? How do you prime your body for continued fat loss if you are hitting the bottom of your caloric intake right off the bat?