A little background, I'm 25. 6'7". 245 pds. 17-18% BF. My goal is to lean out and maintain of gain muscle. I've been an on and off lifter for 5 years of so (mostly off). And about a year ago after an accident I got my shit together and got back into it. Been lifting 5+ days a week, avoiding processed food and cut the crap food out.
Sticking to compound exercises with some accessory work, short rest times with no cardio. and getting stronger/bigger/leaner. I'm just trying to take it to the next level with diet. I started an Animal Pak/Test/Stak cycle 2 weeks ago and am getting some nice strength gains. Ive got my gym routine dialed in, super motivated and am now focusing on diet. I workout late in the day after school/work and keep most of my carbs out till around my workout. During the day I have pretty good energy till about an hour from my carb meal, I get grumpy haha, then it comes back after I load up.
My issue is after calculating out my Macros I'm at a pretty big calorie deficit, as well as a solid deficit on carbs/fats but my protein is solid for whats recommended for my size. I'm curious on opinions if this is going to hurt my goals and I should add more or if I should stick to it. I'm not dropping crazy weight, maybe 2 pds a week max, but I can see more muscles starting to show.
So heres the meal plan. Totals at the bottom. This is consistent 5 days a week, weekends are pretty close with a sanity meal at some point.
Shake 1 240 Cal 2g Fat 6g Carb 48g Protein
Coffee 160 Cal 1g Fat 26g Carb 13g Protein
Egg Whites- 88 Cal .5g Fat 1.2 Carb 18.5 Protein
Salmon Burgers 260 Cal 12g Fat 0 Carb 42g Protein
Carrots 25 Cal 6g Carb 1G Protein
Chicken 124 Cal 1.5g Fat 26.1 Protein
Shake 2 240 Cal 2g Fat 6g Carb 48g Protein
Almonds 163 Cal 14.5g Fat 6g Carbs 6g Protein
Rice 199 Cal .4g Fat 45g Carbs 5g Protein
Brocc 50 Cals .6g Fat 10g Carbs 4.2g Protein
Chicken 124 Cal 1.5g Fat 26.1g Protein
Shake 3 240 Cal 2g Fat 6g Carb 48g Protein
AMilk 90 Cal 2.5g Fat 1g Carb 1g Protein
GRAMS per day 265.8g Protein 241.1 Carbs 60.3 Fat
If you're still with me after this huge post, anything to add, subtract, or change timings on lemme know. I think its pretty solid but hoping the cut isn't too aggressive.