I think you want to be more accurate with your daily intake.
Obviously cutting down from 4500-5000 calies a day it doesn’t seem like a problem now. But later on if you plan to hit X cals a day you need to hit that caloric intake within a few macros every day, a 200 calorie window is too big unless that is your plan with low/highcarb/low/highcal days.
Secondly 400g of protein is too much. I know we are all about figuring out what works for you and all that jazz but you don’t need 400g of protein my friend haha.
drop it to like 275-300 at the absolute MAX and, give the rest of those calories to carbs.
This will give you more calories to take from as you move along your cut, even though your fat is pretty damn high and you can take from that too as you move along and might be more effective if you did drops of carbs and fat sometimes.
***what I wrote above about protein and carbs is pretty damn important IMO because you need to take calories from somewhere and by the end of your diet depending on how lean you are getting you can near the tail end of your diet be miserable with 100g of carbs or less, or you can still be chilling at around 200g of carbs, it’s on you.
Your initial drop was huge, most would only do a 500cal initial (so maybe 4000), but it probably wont be that big of a deal especially if you are eating a decent amount of nutrient dense foods because you are still eating a lot of calories…the big question is how do you feel after a week or two on 3500 calories (in and out of the gym)?
but anyways no need to do 100-200 calorie drops unless you are trying to move this cut along really fast.
Seriously sometimes a 50 cal drop can bring 1-2lbs of weightloss in a week.[/quote]
So you’re saying maybe I should drop the protein to 300 and up to carbs to like 350?
And honestly I don’t feel to bad. A little weaker in the gym, extra tired at night. But other than that, not a big difference.
I think this would be much more balanced and in the long term help your diet go a little smoother.
So yes and this would make your macro breakdown look like this P/C/F:35/40/25:300g/350g/100g
which I feel is a pretty good starting point.
I don’t think that huge drop at the beginning was very wise, but if you feel okay and it’s not killing your performance and bringing you desirable results I can’t really argue since you still have quite a bit of calories to play with.
Usually a good starting point is BW x 13.