I started to workout last September 2017(before pic) I’m 31 years old, I used to be athletic till I was about 25 years old, then a lot of stuff happened in my life which led me to stop going to the gym for the next 5 years. As you can see in the before pic I was just fat 109kg (240 lb) 1.83 m (6 ft) tall.
I followed a high protein diet with low carbs (5 meals a day) for the last 6 month, at the first 3 month I didn’t calculate much my total calories intake I was just concerned about the food quality, next 3 months I started calculating my calorie intake still high in protein (240g on training days and 190g on non-training days) carbs 80g on training day 60g on non-training day, fats 70g on training days and 50g on non-training days, and this what it got me (limited cardio done).
Right now I’m 104kg (229lb) with bf around 25%. My main goal is to build more muscles and reach 15% bf even I’ll be satisfied with 18%, that’s why I started to cut protein to 220g on training days and 170g while keeping the same for the carbs and fats. The first thing I noticed was I’m losing my strength more than losing fat, which let me wonder if I’m doing it right.
I would much appreciate if someone can direct me to the right direction, as I’m kind of lost here.
Thanks in advance.