I need help/advice on my intake of calories. There are ALOT of days I don't even eat 1,000 calories and if i do it's barely over it. I been trying to cut fat so i figured that would be a good idea to under calorie anyway am I right?
I pretty much thought that my intake of Protein is all i needed to worry about to gain muscle while cutting the fat at the same time or at least maintain the muscle I have while im losing the fat.
I believe my workout routine is pretty good (it was told to me by Ljsimpson on here)
And I think my question is..how many calories Do I need to take in really even while doing cardio and trying to build muscle?
Sometimes I can't always afford Protein powder and supplements so there will be like a month or two I have to rely strictly on food for my protein.
I weigh 183lbs and from what I heard I need to take in about 2,500 calories.
Right now I'm REALLY trying to get more arm shape/cut and also size of muscle developement of my arms.
I feel really confused about the calories thing for where im trying to get to..
To cut means to obviously cut fat and under calorie so you gain lose the fat but by how much do you under calorie without losing muscle?
Do i need to be taking in at least 2,000 cals every day even while trying to lower my body fat percent and gaining muscle? I know im a newbie and obviously confused as hell. Hopefully someone can help me get a full understanding, I been reading as much as I could. Thanks.