Here is the situation.
I just started working out again after a 4 month layoff during my wife's pregnancy. I came back swinging with a twice a day cardio routine(heartrate in the 65+ range for 40 minutes in each session) and a morning weight training session (low volume weights at the moment, I have to work myself into the intense workouts these days).
My goal is to lose 30 lbs of body fat while maintaining my current level of musculature.
My stats are:
Height: 6' 1.5"
Weight 273 lbs.
Body type: Endo-Meso, heavily muscled with fat accumulated primarily around the abdomen
Where I need some assistance is in the diet department, specifically calories.
I noticed last summer that it seemed a though my metabolism drastically changed, literally from one day to the next. I have always been carb sensitive and had a slower metabolism than most, but now it is just rediculous.
To maintain my current body weight I should be able to consume approximately 2,700 calories a day. I can tell you right now that if I ate 2,700 calories a day I would look like a "Biggest Loser" contestant within a couple of months.
Even now if I eat between 2,300-2,400 calories a day I find myself flirting with fat gain. The last time I successfully dropped any fat was while keeping my daily intake of calories at approximately 1,700-1,900 calories daily (while aggressively training).
I cannot even flirt with carbs. I try to keep my carbs limited to some pre-workout cereal, and a piece of wheat bread to go with my post workout meal. I have recently been trying to keep myself restricted to 1 additional piece of wheat bread to go along with another meal during the day to help my feeling satisfied after eating.
Is anyone else in a similar situation, and if so what are your pointers?