Im trying to cut and its been almost impossible to get these last 5 lbs off. im down to a little under 10% body fat (from 15% in may) on a 5'6'' 145 lb body. i have been using a 1800-2000 calorie per day diet with 40% protein, 30 carbs, 30 fat. i just cant get these last 5 lbs off to get those 6 pack abs.
im looking to go something like 50% protein, 30 carb, 20 fat; 1400-1500 calories a day. i dont want loose lean muscle though. is 150-200 grams of protein a day enough to keep my muscle while lifting 4x a week with split sets (plus abs every workout), cardio, and boxing and pilates classes once a week each?
my biggest problem is that law school starts soon and it will be hard to keep a strict diet. i will still cook my 3 lbs chicken breast every sunday to have during the week, but my time schedules will be hard to keep and i plan to use protein bars and shakes to supplement my diet to keep my protein high.
im just looking for some feedback. i cannot post a sample diet cause it changes constantly with what my parents buy at the store. the only constants are lots of chicken and turkey breast, carrots and green beans every day as snacks, a protein bar (32 g) in the morning and a shake (43 g) post-workout.
thanks for the help.