Hey guys I am in need of some help.
I’m 23 yr old, 5’11 and currently 185lb.
I’ve lifted since I was 13 yr old.
Back last May I weighed 210. I began my first cut with a goal to cut down to 170 and then begin a lean bulk. I started my cut at 2300 calories. When I stalled out I would make adjustments by cutting my calories a little at a time. My cut lasted through August. There were a couple of 1600 calorie days in this time frame toward the end but my weekly average never got below 1700. The lowest my bw got down to was 179 and I stalled again. So I decided about the middle of September to go to maintenance for the next few months and continue my cut after the new year. I gained about 5lb during this time. So here we are a week into my cut (1800 calories) and the scale has held at 185 every day for a week. My question is how long will I have to eat at maintenance for my metabolism to return to normal? Is eating maintenance even the answer or do I have to do the reverse dieting thing to get my fast metabolism back?