Okay, so I have 1 month left until football practices start up, so I need to have transitioned out of my cut by then. How long does it take to do this? Ideally, I would keep cutting as long as I can because im not where I want to be body composition wise, but its probably not a good idea to be cutting once practice starts up in 95 degree heat.
This is my first cut, i've lost 27 pounds so far (8 weeks) by doing a low carb/high fat/high protein diet. I've lost 4 inches off my stomach, and my strength decreased only slightly so far on my main lifts. I expect some weight to come back once I add carbs back into my diet, hopefully my stomach stays the same though.
So how and when should I transition back into eating more? Increase my calories (from carbs basically) by 250-500 a week? How many weeks should I spend getting my calories back up? Or since I will be doing intense practices, do I even need to have a transition period or can I just start eating a lot once practice starts because of the workload my body will be doing? I would obviously prefer the last option, as that would allow more time to lose fat but if it's not smart then I won't do it.
Any help is appreciated, im not really sure what to do at this point.