Hey everyone. Finally taking a look at weight/nutrition to hopefully improve my performance. Are there any general guidelines on what is an acceptable caloric deficit while training? Since 11/15 I’ve lost around 8-10 lbs (3.5-4.5 kg). I started using MyFitnessPal after the New Year to track things with much more precision. Last week, it looks like my caloric deficit was around 4,600 calories, or 650 per day. I am also wrapping up SSBHV2; my first attempt at a high volume plan.
You probably know where this is going… I’m starting to find that I am very under fueled for workouts. Yes, I know a heavy training phase is not the best time for weight loss, but my goal is to come out with 4 w/kg in the spring, and this is where I find myself. On the upside, I’m already almost there (on the weight side), but in retrospect I’ve been cutting too fast. I’ve been meal prepping for work out of the feedzone cookbook, but I’m finding the meals are no where near enough fuel. Advice?! Thanks all!