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    Cutting and seem to not look as good as two weeks ago

    So I’ve been cutting and I’ve get to looking great. But this past week and a half to two weeks I’ve literally had no motivation and I’m always feeling dead when I go workout. I haven’t been sweating as much I’ve noticed, I also don’t look as dry and as good as I did a week to two weeks ago but I’m still dropping weight steadily. Is the reason I don’t look as great because I’m holding onto water since the exercises hasn’t been as intense? I’m thinking about adding 20grams of carbs back to my diet because when I hit around there I felt great but I feel like I don’t look as good as I did before and I want my motivation and everything to come back. Any tips? And my cals aren’t like super low or anything, I’m getting around 2000 calories at the moment.
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    Lower glycogen levels will make your muscles temporarily smaller. Not much you can do about that - if you add enough carbs back in to 'fix' it then you simply won't be in a deficit anymore.

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    Originally Posted by SuffolkPunch View Post
    Lower glycogen levels will make your muscles temporarily smaller. Not much you can do about that - if you add enough carbs back in to 'fix' it then you simply won't be in a deficit anymore.

    Got to break eggs to make an omelette.
    But what if I rearranged my diet so I would be in the same cal deficit?
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    Originally Posted by hphillips18 View Post
    But what if I rearranged my diet so I would be in the same cal deficit?
    You probably won't reach normal glycogen levels without being at or above maintenance. Your body just adjusts fat/carb burning depending on availability.
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    Originally Posted by hphillips18 View Post
    But what if I rearranged my diet so I would be in the same cal deficit?
    Maybe try a carb up day where you eat less fat and protein and replace it with carbs.
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