New to the forums because I have done a lot of reading into body building / mass gain / fat loss but still have some questions that hopefully people here can help me out.
I bulked up from around 127 pounds to about 168 pounds over 5 yr period. I know its super slow but with work I have to travel which puts me in a cycle. At 162 pounds i had more than 21% body fat. So i decided to try to cut up for summer. 8 weeks into cutting up I am now 154 lb with 12.7% body fat (8 lb lost and 8.3% body fat lost)
Yesterday i was reading that about 1/2 to 1 % body fat loss per month is ideal over that you are wasting away at muscle. Is that true? Am I undoing all my hard work put in years to gain muscle? I dont feel like i am losing muscle that much muscle. Infact on weight training days i am increasing the weight still doing 12-15 reps. I know in the process of cutting up you do lose some muscle but i dont want it so i go back to square one of being thin but no muscle.
Thoughts, suggestions, guides, links to studies or other posts?
Thanks in advance.