I'm a noob who's recently lost 30 lbs. (of much needed ) weight. I'm 5'7" and when I started lifting I was 215 lbs. I'm now down to 182, but I've cut my calories so low to get there that I'm now starting to notice I'm not as strong in the gym and I'm starting to get light headed fairly easily. I'm currently only eating around 1100 or 1200 calories a day and with excercise I'm literally burning about that much. I know this is far to little, so what's the best way to get back on track and maintain the weight loss without losing muscle. Should I eat more and maintain the level of exercise I'm doing...Eat the same, but cut down the excercise for awhile...What do y'all suggest. I've still got appox. 25-30 pounds to lose to get to a weight that would be suitable for bulking up. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
P.S. I should note that I do take one day a week to eat whatever I want and I usually double my calories on that day.