This is my first time to do a serious cutting phase. I started at 195 two years ago around 20% body fat. im now 220 lbs 19.9%
i decided to do a cutting phase b/c i spend 4-5 hours a day using a chain saw which burn lots of calories.
ive been eating 5000 calories a day before i started doin the manual labor.
my diet and daily routine look like this right now
7:30 lift heavy 3 day split rep
8:45 2 tbl spoons extra virgin olive oil, 6 egg whites, 4 whole eggs, 1/2 cup oatmeal, 6 oz blueberries
11:15 4 0z of almonds
1:30pm 2 whole wheat tortillas, 6 oz of chicken, 1/2 avocado, 1/2 lime
1/2 cup of brown rice, 6oz of chicken and some terriaki sauce
7:00pm 6 oz wild salmon, 1/2 avocado, 1/2 lime
9:00pm 6oz buffalo or grass fed beef. with some veggies
3+gallons of water.
comes out to 287g protein, 145g carbs and 176g fat with 3360 calories total
i know it seems like to much fore a cutting phase but 4-5 hours outside in 95 degree heat is draining.
anyone ever cut while working a labor intensive job? and what type of lifting worked best to hold onto muscle?