I will try to keep it short and clear.
I’m 27 yo, 6’/180 cm, 87kg/191lb and am following wendler 531 4x per week for over 18 months.
My objectve is to cut another few lb to feel comfortable with my shirt off, not shredded out of my mind, simply lean and strong.
My problem :
My calculated TDEE (so hypothetical maintenance) is 2500kcals, but I have been at a deficit for most of my “lifting career”, eating 2000kcals or less for an extended period of time.
I have been on and off diets, long term low calorie dieting, binge/restrict cycles, and i am sick of it.
I am not huge by any means, but I am a fairly strong and big guy, but I am at the point where I get scared to eat and am getting fat at anything over 2000kcals.
I think this extended starving period has lowered my metabolism.
I am looking for people with similar experiences, that know of protocols to fix/reset your metabolism in a healthy manner (i.e. without blowing up like a balloon) to get back to giving your body what it actually needs.
All help is much appreciated,
P.S: I have found several online resources but not from sources I trust (Doctor oz BS, skinny girls website, etc)