currently, my BMR is 1293 cals and maintenance level is 2005 cals. i'm on a 20% deficit everyday, taking in 1604 cals. i do cardio 5-6 times a week and burn off about 300 cals each time, and i do lifting 3 times a week on mon, tues and fri. i think my schedule looks like this -
mon - < 1304 cals
tues - 1304 cals
weds - < 1304 cals
thurs - 1604 cals
fri - < 1304 cals
sat - 1304 cals
sun - 1304 cals
is this considered cycling? or must there actually be days when i take in cals at maintenance level?
and how long can i keep doing this? my aim is to go down to 15% BF by end of this year and two weeks ago i measured at 30% so i'm going to have to get tough on myself now. i was wondering whether it's advisable to perform calorie cycling for long periods of time, and in this case 6 months.
when you get hungry often, does it mean your metabolism has gone up?