I started working out about a year ago. I weighed 251 and was a sloppy mess of a body. It was time for a change. I began working out. Lifting at home. . .just some simple things. I have a range of dumbells that I use to work out about 45 mins per day, 5 to 6 days/week.
Fast forward one year later. I currently weigh 209 and my body has changed significantly. I have nice biceps and my pecs are coming along (slowly but surely). I still have about 35 pounds of fat that I want to lose . .but at the same time I want to begin bulking up - especially on my pecs. PECS are the absolute most important to me (to fill in the old man boob space and look decent).
My main question is diet related at this point. I know that at face value, it’s simple math. You need to eat more calories that it takes to sustain - in order to bulk. And less calories to cut. But what about when your body has excess fat? Can you use that to an advantage and Bulk/Cut at the same time?
Here is an example of what I plan on doing:
Post Morning Work Out (2 scoop fast digesting whey, and 1 scoop fast digesting Carb (dextrose). 340 cal, .5 fat, 40g Protein, 35g carb
Throughout the day I will eat things like boiled egg whites, about 20 ounces of boneless skinless chicken breast of fish, and 2 RTD 51 protein shakes.
At the end of the day, here is the estimate of what I am getting:
My current maintenance caloric intake is 1,995
Ultimately I am trying to go super low fat and carb (allowing myself the carb intake post workout where it is needed), and high protein. I am hoping that this will force my body to use the fat it has stored (becoming leaner), while providing ample protein to repair muscles after workout and bulk at the same time.
This, of course, would be only temporarily (about 4 months) until my body fat has gotten down to about 12 to 15%, where I would modify my diet to bulk. . then cut. Not at same time anymore. I only want to do this so that I can gain muscle growth while dropping body fat.
Am I going about this the wrong way? Anything I can do differently?