I think my maintenance is around 4,000 calories, so I'd still be eating a decent amount with a 2,000 calorie deficit. But if it'd be chewing away at my muscle by having that much of a deficit, then obviously it's not something I want to do.
I'd be eating around 6,000 calories on cycle (seems to be a good amount from what I've read). But eating that much I'd surely put on a decent amount of fat, especially in the first few weeks. After the cycle ends, prior and during PCT, I've read you have to keep eating a lot otherwise risk losing a lot gains while your testosterone is starting up it's production again. So I figured during that time I'd be putting on lots of fat yet again, and then after PCT ends, is it alright to cut or should I eat at maintenance for a few months while my test production is still recovering?
If I end up with high bodyfat percentage by the end of my cycle, so be it, it'll be winter then anyway.
But if I can be a bit leaner than when I started, that'd be amazing.
I'm guessing it's probably just a mixture of adding/deducting calories depending on muscle gain/fat gain while on gear. I don't think for a first time, that anyone could accurately suggest the best amount of calories for me to be eating.
My first cycle is only 3 weeks away so I guess I'm just getting a bit nervous because I want the best results. But if anyone could give me some info on when I can cut after cycle (like the best time frame to wait, post PCT, as to when you can cut), then that'd be great.