First I just want to say thanks to everyone I've leached info from over the past 17 months. I've gone from a fat 300lbs to a lean 190. I've reached a stage where being 6'5 has its drawbacks though, reached my goal weight and I have lost alot of fat only sacrificing 35 pounds off my deadlift and my bench press, I just figured I would be more 'ripped' than I am now. (I started this cut originally to enlist, things have changed now so I have reaped the health benefits of the weight change, I may as well reap the aesthetic benefits as well). I'm in the position that to lose more I think would make me look like a victim of a famine, and yet my goal over the past 3-4 months has been to maximize fat loss before a bulk. So I just have a few questions that I haven't seen answered on other threads in recent memory so I apologize if these have already been asked and answered.
1. Health wise, how much time should I let elapse before I start it? At present it's been 17 months in a continous caloric deficit (Some months I may have been near maintence, but in general even my slowest month was 2-3 pound loss). This was mainly a below 60g carb diet with large amounts of protein and cheats on the weekends if that helps? I've read a few threads that suggest waiting 2-3 weeks with just maintence before changing the diet up again, I was just unsure of if it would be different with me since I was on an extended cut.
2. Is there a particular method of bulking I can utilize that will allow me to do it slowly but surely so that way when I do take up my next cut to drop down to the 12-14% range I won't need to burn a lot of excess fat up? I've read up on clean bulks but those all are arguing about macro splits, and whether or not to do cardio during it. (It sounds like what I'll end up doing unless someone can offer up a good alternative).