Hey all I am starting my cut in a week. I'm not competing, just cutting for summer. I do like being rather lean during summer. I have done completion prep once before - i dieted for about 18 weeks and it was really rough. It was for a bikini show. I got fairly lean, but i got stuck in place and couldn't get any leaner - at least not without it costing my health. My body didn't handle the calorie deficit very well and and i walked around in a brain-fog the last 7 weeks. I didn't think the calories were super low at the end - they were 1700 cals the last 3 weeks. And I struggled big time with a massive appetite. So this time around I am considering some extra "help" so that I can at least stay functional during my cut and maybe get bit leaner than last time. I know absolutely nobody in the "business", so I don't really have anyone to get tips from other then reading through the forum here and googling till my fingers are sore. So what my main goals are - like everybody else - loose body fat while keeping as much muscle mass as possible, keep energy levels up and have control over my appetite. Am I expecting too much? I am considering taking Anavar and clenbuterol - and maybe Phentermine as well for the appetite. How do these three stack together? Low doses of course - I'm terrified by this stuff and i love my feminine look My Numbers are: 29 years old 5,6 tall 148 lbs I'm currently eating about 2200 kcal - I would say this is maintenance for me. 230g carbs, 175g protein, 65g fat Here are photos from the end of my prep - after a mini cheat. I was down to 134 lbs. As you can see, I didn't really feel as though I got lean enough for a show. I would have competed in Scandinavia and they come in pretty hard for shows here. Would I benefit from Var, clen and Phent?