I was reading where a bodybuilder was explaining that when calculating how many calories to eat per day while cutting, he would basically calculate his calorie intake to 10 calories per pound of his target weight. I have seen other sources say that when you reach without about 10-15 lbs of overall goal weight that you can calculate the lean mass percentage and use that as the calorie calculation.
For example (only because I'm not explaining it well):
I weigh 195 lbs now and my goal is 183. If I aim for 10 calories per pound of current weight that would be 1950 calories. Based on my goal weight that would be 1850 calories. Should I calculate my caloric intake on what I weigh NOW or my target? Also, is 10 calories per pound a low multiplier number?
Here's what I've been doing: I have estimated that when I reach 183 pounds I'll be closer to 10 body fat. If I based my calories per day on my target weight lean mass then I'm around 1647 calories a day. Working out 6 days a week moderate intensity that seems awfully low. I had to drop sprints because I wasn't recovering fast enough to do that and hit the weights hard. I'm worried about losing muscle mass if my calorie intake is too low.
I have been having a cheat meal 1-2 times a week to keep my sanity, but I'm still stalled at around 195 at the end of the week. Any thoughts or ideas?
Anyone have any other methods for calculating calories or macros? Thanks bros