How fat are you at 5’10 and 190? If you are super fat I don’t recommend a huge cut, perhaps like a 3 day diet and one off day or something. You’re in a great age to grow muscle, so perhaps try to just change your composition.
Also, most of the comments above from everyone here are people trying to figure out what you are telling them. It will benefit you more, and the rest of us, if you give us the info we need to give an informed answer.[/quote]
If he’s super fat at 5’10 190, he shouldn’t be prepping for a bodybuilding show…
OP, if you’re not already seeing a solid 6 pack in the mirror, along with a reasonable amount of vascularity, at that height and weight, I feel like you may have a problem. My profile picture on here is me at almost that exact height and weight, and I’d estimate that picture is at least 10-15 lbs off from true contest condition.
I honestly thought you were gonna weigh at least 250 lbs when you said you were that hungry all the time on 3400 calories.[/quote]
If OP labors for a living 3400 calories wouldn’t be much at all. I do a lot of lifting at my job, managing a produce department, and I maintain 165# at 5’8" on a lot more food than OP is eating. My maintenance is around 4000 or higher depending on the hours I’m putting in.