Stats: 48 y/o, 5'9", 213 lbs (morning weight). Because convenient all my body comp measurements of late have been done hydrostatic (dunk tank). My last measurement was 15.9%.
Cutting 15 lbs for a meet is not fun, b/c from what I understand I can't do a simple water cut (I've cut 8 lbs in 3 days with a water load and no other changes).
This leads me to want to diet down to 205 for my day to day weight, to make a simple water cut to make weight. Ideally this would be all fat loss, so that would put me in the 11-12% body fat range.
Is that kind of number sustainable w/o being a food nazi? I like to eat out, and I like my red wine. Cutting booze in half and meal prepping so fewer dinners out would likely get me to the slight calorie deficit I'd need for a slow cut.