so I understand how to set up a cut (track calories and weight for a week and then determine basal level, subtract ~20%)
I determined a 2000 daily cal limit
so in the beginning I was (using body fat scale)
172 with 22% fat (38lbs fat) and now 22 days later I am
167 with 20% fat (34lbs), so I am improving.
I also put on muscle (visual differences) and gained strength.
but as I continue the cut, I notice that come evenings I'm getting hungrier and hungrier.
so my question is on a cut, should you add a few calories to your daily calorie limit as you progress?
would having a low calorie count and active days, make your metabolism slow down?
I work out in the morning and follow with breakfast of a meal replacement (w/ creatine) shake and then eat every 3 hours, and stop eating around 9pm before 11:30 bed time. I eat healthy food and have good macros, usually 25% fat, 37% prot, 37% carbs.
as a side note, this is me, I'm pretty happy with my improvements, but a washboard stomach is a goal of mine, and the belly fat you see is very stubborn, so I'm willing to go a little hungry to get rid of it. (and I'm not sure the scale measure BF correctly, but at least its a measurement that is decreasing)
**I know the halo from the light is funny
this is a year ago, not a ideal before but you get idea