I actually started at 235 about 2 1/2 months ago and worked my way down to 225 which is where I was when I started the thread "from 225 to 203 and still going". I am at 197 now and actually have a six pack for the first time in I dont know when. I do want to shed more fat but I'm afraid if I keep going in this direction I may lose more muscle in the process. I have, by the way, managed to maintain a decent amount of muscle in this cutting cycle. The cycle has been 100% natural also. My diet for the last 4 weeks have been 160 g carbs / 200 protein / 40-50 g fat, and on the weekends I cheat a little to keep my metabolism up.
This is the before pic at 225.
This pic was taken today.
Here are my main questions
1. Should I continue cutting and reach my desired bodyfat % before bulking
2. Should I do a clean bulk (I say clean bulk but I know the holidays are here) now then cut from where I end up in 6-8 weeks
My thoughts are: I want to get to the desired bodyfat % but I dont want to lose any more muscle in the process. Also, if I bulk now for 6-8 weeks then start cutting from a much lower bodyfat % than I started out at before the results have the potential to be outstanding.
Also, I have CEL estane on hand. Any help is much appreciated.