When we cut we feel too small, when we bulk we feel too fat.I myself get discouraged when cutting because the lack of calories and carbs flattens me out and I lose my fullness. Then when I’m mid bulk, my definition fades, along with my abs, and veins. Without that muscle separation and definition I feel like I look smaller, yet soft and somewhat pudgy.
It’s like there’s only a short period of time in between phases where I really like the way I look. I’d say it’s shortly after transitioning from cutting to bulking. The first month or so I’m ramping up my calories and starting to gain my fullness back. I’m lean, yet full and the extra calories haven’t begun to add any noticeable bodyfat yet. To me, this is where I like to be.