You'll retain water pretty much anywhere, that's why you don't really see the results until about a week after dropping it. Trying to 'stay dry' on dnp is probably not a great idea; possibly deadly. You're retaining water, but you're simultaneously being dehydrated of water and electrolytes. I wouldn't worry, you'll be dry a week after your run.
I see. It’s very odd as my waist has been decreasing and there’s some new vascularity yet my abs and face look watery. Is it typically for measurements to change even when the visual results aren’t realized?
Yes at a dose around 400mg a day, I can pretty much see daily changes. I normally only run 200-250, though, way more comfortable and fat loss is very steady. Doesn't mean it'll happen to you, though. I've seen people run it and they would actually gain weight, get puffy and wouldn't know the results until the water dropped off
Yes volume is reduced. If I'm running dnp, that means I'm already trying to dig very deep and calories are low, too, so reduced volume and just go through the motions. It depends, though, at 200mg I can lift more or less normally
Carb intake depends on how uncomfortable you are comfortable with being lol, any diet with any deficit is going to work. I don't think it really makes a huge difference. For me, PSMF is better because I lose my hunger, eventually.
I am used to being without carbohydrates, I have more than 10 years with keto or low carb diets. With DNP and a cutting diet, you just feel like shit, the worst is the insonmia, adding carbohydrates only worsens this problem.
I use 300 mg on average, sometimes I will have days higher with 450 mg, other days I reduce to 150 mg when exhaustion due to lack of sleep forces me to do it.
Here are my final questions (for now I think)
1. Do you think the amount of carbs one intakes on dnp affects the amount of water retained? If water retention exists on zero carbs then sure enough introducing more would exacerbate the bloating
2. Is it true that the calories burned through cardio/activity is increased? Meaning, the 600 calories one would normally burn in a cardio session turns into 900 calories on dnp.
3. If one is planning an AAS cycle after their run, how soon after the last dosage is it best to start? Would it be a waste to start a cycle the day after the last dosage given that dnp takes some time to fully leave your system?
4. In your opinion, how long after the last dose is the body able to restore glycogen properly and build muscle?
1. That would make sense.
2. Yes, calorie expenditure during everything increases, which is why lethargy sets in. That's why, your choice, but I would recommend limiting some daily activities, depending on dosage
3 & 4. Not sure there's a concrete answer to this, I noticed into the second week following a run that my body still seemed to be burning through everything at light speed despite half life saying it should have stopped much earlier than that