So there is plenty of diets/articles on cutting calories. That's all well and good and that advice applies to probably 80%+ of Americans. But for those of us who work out, it's very important to EAT ENOUGH to sustain our workouts. I decided to write this post because I know that I've struggled with this concept a lot. I also hit a super wall today during my work out due to not having any energy whatsoever. I'm guessing this is probably because I ate like...nothing for lunch. All of us like to cut calories when we can. We MUST TAKE INTO ACCOUNT OUR WORKOUT THOUGH! If you don't eat enough calories, your workout and muscle growth is going to suffer. Your energy for your workouts will be a problem as well. So, in summation- Yes, it is good to cut calories when you can. But make sure that you're eating enough before your workouts so that you have enough energy to do work. Obviously the quality of food that you're eating matters as well, and it's important to take that into account as well.