Knowing when to cut is an important aspect of your fitness journey. While there isn't a one-size-fits-all answer, there are some signs to look out for. When you're bulking, pay attention to excessive fat gain, loss of energy, loss of motivation, and digestive issues. If you feel like you're just getting fatter without any additional benefits, and your strength gains are plateauing, it may be time to consider a cut. Setting a body fat percentage goal can be helpful. Once you reach that goal, you can transition into a mini cut to drop a percent or two of body fat before resuming your bulk. Remember, it's important to listen to your body and make adjustments accordingly.