i'd like to begin by saying i was 153lbs. about 6 weeks ago and decided to drop some carbs and add some cardio to my routine to try and tighten up the my lower midsection(12min. on treadmill 3 or 4x a week/ 3 sprints@ 8.0 speed level within the 12 min) i was pretty lean at 154. most people think im 10 or 15lbs heavier so im pretty happy with my mass. but alittle more mass i wouldnt hate at all!!!!! now im 145lbs. and very very lean. (dont know bodyfat%) i've been doin the carb cycling thing to retain some of my muscle mass by carbing up high once a week.
now, i wanna get back to the weight i was before and try to add a little more lean mass but i dont wanna bulk up 15+lbs. to be honest, i"d be happy with 152. im kinda sick of taking my carbs down later on the day. i get most of my carbs around my workout thru midday. 5am rise. 6am workout. 5x aweek
how much should i increase my calorie intake weekly??
when i was 154
when i was "cutting"(if thats what you guys would define it as)
the first 4weeks i felt fine. never felt starved at all bc i took the carbs down slowly (i guess) but this past week n a half im startin to feel weak later on in the day and feeling more hungry. which tells me i need to stop what im doing and start eating more to get back in a more lean/maintain phase as opposed to a "ripped"phase. i just feel that 145 is ridiculously light. i was so suprised i lost that much!!!!