I say, don't even worry about counting your calories, just cycle up your carbs instead.
Totally agree. There are so many theories on how to unnecessarily complicate eating. Unless you are very overweight, diabetic or have some extremely odd goal, the best approach is to eat a balanced, consistent diet, and not to fuck with your metabolism by changing too much day to day.I remember being your age and cutting and manipulating calories and cycling them for miay thai fights.
Not gonna lie, it wrecked my best natural muscle building years in pursuit of what ?
I think you being in a permanent slow bulk has been working wonder. Just my input. You're active, you walk a lot, good metabolism, still a beginner in terms of lifting/consistency/cutting alcohol etc. Not dismissing your effort.
You have realllly good gains. Personally I'd keep growing if I were you. Don't fuck up the good think you have goinf on and your best natural years.
1000kcals deficit seems like too much to me. especially when kcals not super high to startok so for me 1400kcal BMR
- 1540kcal on higher phase
-1120kcal on lower phase
is a 1000kcal deficit too much? i don't want it to mess with training... also i am so scared if i start a cut to get leaner it won't work because i don't feel like i have enough muscle to back it up - but i don't know if that's in my head lol.
@Supertiredwantfood 2 weeks BMR -10% is fine but 1000 calorie deficit that should be once a week and a 500-700 surplus once a week with OMAD thrown in there