Re: Workout/Staying in Shape Thread
Creatine can give you more of a gut, water retention, but after you get off it it goes away.
You really don't need to "cycle" creatine though, it's naturally occurring in just about all meats and has no "sides" really to speak of. Cycling is most definetely not necessary for that level of supplement.
Water weight is not fat weight, and if you are doing cardio it won't matter. So no, creatine does not make you fat. It will add water to muscles, which makes them look bigger. If you are getting a gut from creatine, then you are taking too much.
There are different types of creatine. Some are better than others. Most supplements I take while bulking have the product in it, and it aides the muscles recover. If you are taking it properly, then you are bulking. This means you are eating to bulk, and gaining a gut from the food you are eating.