This is probably a bad question, and I think I already know the answer to it. Is it possible to get stronger when eating less calories?
I recently decided to clean up my diet, so I'm not eating any more crap (sweet stuff) and have cut down on greasy foods (pizzas etc). I basically now just eat meat, vegetables, fruit and eggs. A typical day is something like this:
Breakfast - 3 scrambled eggs, pint of milk.
Snack - banana
Lunch 1 - 2 tins tuna, veg (peppers, onion, cucumber etc)
Lunch 2 - 2 chicken breasts, veg (broccoli, cabbage, carrots etc)
Dinner - Meat (fish/chicken/steak/pork etc) and veg (cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, green beans etc).
I've been tracking my food and with all of the above I'm never normally eating over 1900 calories, sometimes 2/300 less. Since I started this diet I've felt I've not been as strong as I was in the gym (probably due to returning from holiday too) and have been missing 5/3/1 reps that I was previously smashing, even after resetting my TM to a cycle previous.
Is this the reason? Also - I've not changed my protein intake at all, and if anything this may have increased but I still feel weaker.
Would you guys recommend any additions to the meal plans? I'm trying to lose some body fat but don't want to lose strength and want to keep progressing with 5/3/1.