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How To Keep Your Energy Levels Up While Cutting/Dieting?

Are You Trying To Get Shredded, But Simply Have Low Energy To Work Out Due To Low Calories?

Keeping your energy levels up during cutting and dieting can be tricky. Especially during carb cycling. Simply put, calories give you energy. Calories can come from fat or carbohydrates for the most part, but that is exactly what you are trying to eliminate in order to get those 6 pack abs right? Everyone knows that you have to burn more calories than you take in, in order to lose weight and burn off that fat that you don’t want for the summer.

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How Can You Keep Your Energy Levels Up During Cutting

As stated in the video at the bottom of this article, there is a couple things you can do, but it all really boils down to one thing. That one thing is caffeine, which is best found in coffee of course, but also in pre-workout drinks. Personally, I slam a pre-workout drink, whether it’s Gold Standard or whatever else, and it hits me immediately if I take it on an empty stomach. This definitely helps with dieting fatigue, and keeping  energy levels up during cutting. 

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If You Have Never Taken Pre-Workout Drinks Before, Be Careful!

Pre-workout drinks will definitely help you increase energy during dieting and cutting down that fat for the summer, but approach with caution. Pre-workout drinks have a huge amount of caffeine, averaging about 350g per bottler, or scoop. That is a lot of caffeine my friend. If you are caffeine sensitive, this is a good example of what might happen if you drink one of them, once they kick in, and start taking affect.

Here is a good explanation of how to keep your energy levels up during dieting and cutting.

The guy in the video mentions BCAA’s, so here are a couple things that they help with with a couple other benefits.

BCAAs also have several other benefits:

  •  BCAA supplements can help to reduce tiredness, which can significantly boost your workout. This is one of the key reasons why they are recommended to take before your workout.
  • They do this by inhibiting the production of serotonin, which often rises during exercise. Serotonin increases the perception of fatigue. BCAAs will prevent this from occurring, giving you more energy. Therefore you can work out for longer, push harder and lift even more weight.
  • ✓ Furthermore, they have been shown to reduce muscle soreness, which means you can push even harder the days following intense exercise.


In conclusion, you will be tired when you are cutting calories. Taking a pre-workout or drinking coffee prior to workouts will definitely help you get through the workout, but you can expect to be tired again later in the day when the caffeine wares off. Going to dieting fatigue is a part of losing fat and looking good, so embrace it and it will pay off!


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