I'm 19 years old and I have no idea how I should eat for my situation! I'm 5'10, 220lbs and have a bf probably in the low 30's. I'm also really skinny fat, 14 inch arms and like a 38 waist. I recently began powerlifting and my main focus is strength but I feel for health and for myself I need to lose some fat. I'd ideally want to get down to 15% or get the top 2 abs showing.
What do you guys suggest? Can someone please give me like a calorie number and some kinda macro nutrient numbers to shoot for? I know I'll manage since I'll setup a diet and eat the SAME thing every day.
I know a lot of you are probably wanting to say "just eat clean, etc" I tried that and I always tended to under eat. which brings me to my next point. It's not like I eat a lot anyway, MAYBE...MAYBE 2000 cals a day if not less. I've logged it. I'm almost unsure if my metabolism is too low. I was told to take my body temps twice a day for a week and the person told me its on the slower side. Which makes me think I should eat more calories to help jump start it. I've tried multiple diets like low carb etc but I always tend to break them since I constantly question if I'm doing the right thing.
So what do you guys suggest? I was thinking of trying something like carb cycling but just simpler, basically less carbs on off days than on workout days. And combine this with Berardi's 7 habits so basically I only eat carbs in the morning and post workout. But there is my problem again, idk how many cals to eat and how much of what.
I'm a college student and I train twice a week. What do you suggest I do to get down to 15%bf and continue getting stronger?