New to the forums but I’ve read a ton on this site over the last month or so. Here’s my story.
I’m 5’10 and 180 lbs. I used to hit the weights pretty frequently but have laid off over the last 18 months. About 5 weeks ago, I decided I was too chubby and got back on my old routine.
*3 weight training days, approx 50-60 min each day, splits
*3 cardio days, 30 min to 2 hours depending on the activity
5 weeks ago I weighed approx 195 lbs. I have been eating between 1700 and 1800 clean calories daily split into 5 or 6 meals making sure to get at least 185g protein. My carb intake is between 50-70g on non-weight days and between 100 and 150g on weight days.
I supplement with protein shakes, 5g fish oil, and BCAAs during weights and heavy cardio. I usually have one weekly cheat day that comes in around 2500 calories. I’ve lost about 15 lbs in 5 weeks and have made considerable strength gains, although I wasn’t very strong to begin with.
I imagine most people here would probably say I’m eating too little. However, if I’m getting the results I want in weight and strength, what is the downside here? My goal is to get to single digit BF% while maintaining as much muscle as I can. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.