I’d say flat, not skinny per se. 1700 calories is VERY low, and if you have been at this level for quite some time, you might even get leaner with a good refeed or diet break.
I don’t think you need an all-out cut or all-out bulk, just an increase to maintenance levels (if your 1700 calories consisted a fat loss diet) and see what happens and assess from there. [/quote]
So if I increase my cals up to maintenance for 4-6 weeks or so, what would i do next?
My goal is to look monstrous but somewhat lean at the same time…
You were chugging along pretty good until you said the last part. Monstrous and lean at the same time takes YEARS to get to. If you want to get bigger accept that some fat loss will be part of the deal.
Congrats on the 75lb weight loss. On to your main question, it’s time to bulk. You may want to do a slower bulk but with your size I would think at LEAST 2700 calories[/quote]
If he just lost 75 pounds, and his maintenance calories are so low right now, I’d say jumping right into 2700+ calories would be a great way for him to start adding a ton of fat back on. After a drastic weight loss like that he should be more careful about putting fat back on, not less.[/quote]
2700 cals at 200lbs is NOT alot of food, especially if it’s a clean 2700. [/quote]
I agree, but not everyone who is 200lbs has the same metabolism. He is currently eating 1700. I think, especially since he just finished a drastic weight loss, bumping up his calories 1000+ will lead to unnecessary fat gain.[/quote]
I will play around with my calories. Wont go too high cuz im afraid to gain fat again.
I think i will set a goal like to gain 10 lbs in 6-10 months. Ill try to keep as clean as possible to minimize fat gains.
Thank you gentlemen for all the advice. Thank God, Im done with cuting:)