So first time in my life ive actually started dieting , weighing my food portions , hitting cardio AM daily, and literally 1 cheat meal a week. Ive been dieting for 8 weeks now, started at 13.3st and now i am around 11.10st, my height is 5.10ft. Im sure i was around 21 percent bf when i started and now as my pecs are shaping properly, obliques top 4 abs are showing and bottom 2 packs can be seen if i move my lower belly fat around lol so im assuming im around 17 to 18% bf now.
Anyway ive been making changes started with around 1600 cals a day , then went down to 1400 cals and now im around 1300 cals a day with 1 cheat meal of 1200 cals a week. I started on short AM Daily cardio and now im doing around 40 mins AM cardio every day which burns approx 300 to 350 cals per day , and i hit the weights 5 times a week in the PM. 5 meals a day , every meal has 100g chicken / fish or atleast 30g protein, carbs and fats have been cycled daily depending on what im doing.
Now the question is do i carry on doing it as i assume the weight loss from now on will be less and less every week, so how do i keep up the work rate on burning the bf especially around my lower waist, and second question is, is it true that once you have been cutting and lost quite abit of weight, if you start CLEAN Bulking right after you will add on fat too as your body hasnt maintained this condition so its prone to adding fat? and if so how long do i maintain my weight/ training and diet for before i can start to add calories back into my diet to clean bulk ?
sorry if something doesnt make sense, ive been training for over 12 years but ive never ever dieting like this before so all info will help.