Just curious as too how people treat their protein intake when dieting. I've heard 2 real schools of thought.
1)Use the same macro breakdown you use for bulking, but instead of eating in surplus you eat in a a deficit. For example, if you have a macro rario of 40/40/20 (c/p/f), and your maintence is 3000 calories, you eat 350g of protein on a 3500 calorie bulk, but lower that to 250g of protein on your 2500 calorie cut.
2)Cut calories from carbs and/or fats, keep protein high throughout. This means with the example above, you would keep your protein at 350 g of protein through dieting as well, and just lower your intake of carbs, thus making protein (most likely) at least 50% of your daily macros
I've seen examples of both cases working, and heard cases for and against both. The 2nd option, with protein being high, is suppose to preserve muscle mass more. Then again, I've heard a theory that you never want protein to be the HIGHEST macro in your diet, so your body wont become adapted at using it as fuel. Just curious as to what some of you more experienced people in the trenches feel about this subject, especailly from those who have done both