Sorry for the confusion. I am cycling T Cyponate. 6 weeks on, 6 weeks off. So, I was wondering if I should consume a higher amount of calories (maybe 2,800 to 3,000) during the 6 weeks I am injecting. VS, 1,800 to 2,200 calories on the 6 weeks off. Or does it even matter? Regardless of on T or off T . . I will continue my 5X week workout. I certainly don’t want to lose anything I gain.
I was dropping weight very steady at 1,800 calories. I dropped about 40 pounds in two months. Then I began my first Cycle of T. And I am eating more. About 2,000 to 2,200 calories. According to what I found, my maintenance level (including workout) should be about 3,000 calories per day. So even 2,200 should create a deficit to lose weight slowly. However, I gained 6 pounds in 4 weeks since on T. Since this is my first cycle ever - I am not sure what to expect. Perhaps it’s mostly water weight. I am just hoping that it is not fat weight. Realistically, I can feel that my biceps are harder and bigger. My upper chest is bigger . . as I work that very hard. So . . I would imagine some of that 6 pounds are indeed muscle gains.
I just want to ensure that I am getting leaner while gaining muscle. So the trick is . . am I eating too little calories to take advantage of possible muscle gains? Or, if I increase my calories to leverage gains . . will my gains be fat?