Depending on your weight, 1600 calories is a good spot to be at. Decrease or increase calories based on your progress and how you feel. Protein needs to be high, Carbs low. Eat clean, and everything bad out for 3 months. I didnt even drink any alcohol until I finished last week (Had PJ20 Dogfish Head to celebrate this weekend). I would go to a hockey game with friends. They would be eating burgers, pizza, and beer... I would pull a protein bar or cliff bar out of my pocket. If you go all in and commit 100%, the results can be staggering. I also think it is easier to just dive in and live by strict rules.
Congrats on finishing mca. Glad you enjoyed it. Because of these programs, I never see myself joining a gym again.
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