About 2 months ago I posted my then current diet which was at the end of my bulking phase. I was ready to start cutting and wanted to do it as slow and correct and exact as possible so I can lose as much fat and maintain as muscle/strength as humanly possible. In that post, I gave my diet and asked for help getting rid of 300 calories to begin cutting. So far, I think it's going ok. I've lost about 5 pounds total (From about 187 to now 182), 1 full inch from my waist (actually slightly more), and my arm's are still exactly the same size as they were before I started cutting. Strength is also good, most of my lifts have maintained, and some have even increased. My bench has dropped 5lbs and a few reps, but I think that might be a mental thing. I have been maintaining 182lbs now for a couple of weeks, which is making me think it is now time to decrease calories by another 300 or so.

I'm wondering 2 things now. First, does this all seem right? Does this look like its going good? I should now be getting rid of another 300 cals, correct? Second, if so, where should these next 300 calories come from?

Here is my current diet:

7:00am
*Meal 1* (Pre-workout)

2 pieces of whole wheat bread
2 average sized red potatoes
6 egg whites
1 scoop of whey protein powder (mixed with water)
5 grams of l-glutamine

Calories: 600
Protein: 47
Carbs: 90
Fat: 3


***WEIGHTLIFTING WORKOUT*** 8:30am - 9:45am

10:00am
*Meal 2* (Post-workout)

2 scoops of whey protein powder (mixed with water)
2 average sized red potatoes
5 grams of l-glutamine

Calories: 420
Protein: 40
Carbs: 58
Fat: 3


1:00pm
*Meal 3*

1 can of tuna fish
1 bagel
1 serving of olive oil
3 egg whites

Calories: 590
Protein: 49
Carbs: 35
Fat: 19


3:30pm
*Meal 4*

4 servings of peanuts

Calories: 640
Protein: 28
Carbs: 24
Fat: 52


6:00pm
*Meal 5*

1 Pure Protein Bar

Calories: 270
Protein: 32
Carbs: 28
Fat: 6


7:00pm
*Meal 6*

2 Oranges

Calories: 110
Protein: 0
Carbs: 30
Fat: 0


8:00pm
*Meal 7*

Grilled chicken or lean meat or turkey, etc. (Big serving)
1 red potato
Vegetable (broccoli, string beans, salad, etc.)

Calories: 390
Protein: 40
Carbs: 41
Fat: 2


10:00pm
*Meal 8*

Tuna fish (almost a full can, maybe a little less)

Calories: 110
Protein: 23
Carbs: 0
Fat: 1.5


11:00pm
*Meal 9*

1 scoop of whey protein powder (mixed in water)

Calories: 90
Protein: 17
Carbs: 2
Fat: 1.5

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Daily Total:

Calories: 3220
Protein: 275
Carbs: 308
Fat: 88

Ratio: 34/38/25
protein/carbs/fat


*I drink a little over a gallon and a half of water a day.

(Also, if something like a piece of bread has 6 grams of protein, I counted that as part of my protein total. Not sure if everyone does that or not, but I did.)

Where should these next 300 calories come from? Does anything need to be increased and something else get decreased? Whatever you're thinking, just let me know. All help is greatly appreciated.