I have 3 months until school starts (start at the end of August) and I will be back at my beach house and back on the sand. I have been bulking for a couple months and weigh in at about 215 (I'm about 6' tall, sorry i don't know my body fat). I'm not a body builder in the sense that I enter comps so i am not looking to cut weight for that reason, but how long do most of you cut weight for? I am hoping to lower my body fat down before i get to school. Last summer i did it way too extreme and lost a lot of muscle. I wasn't eating very much and doing a lot of cardio. I know better than to do that again now, however I am still in the dark about how long cutting usually takes, or how extreme to go. Is going slow, for example lowering the calories in my diet and laying off cardio all summer good? or maybe doing extreme cutting the last 2 months of summer with cardio good? just wondering what most of you do when you cut and how long you do it for.
Also, what kind of supplements are good while cutting? especially to help stop muscle loss.