I'm trying to lose around 10lbs and I can't decide whether I need to eat more calories on my training days (to give me more energy to train) or on my rest days (to give me more energy to recover).
Here's my current training split:
Monday: Chest, Triceps and Shoulders
Tuesday: Back and Biceps
Thursday: Chest, Triceps and Shoulders
Friday: Back and Biceps
I'm trying to do the bare minimum at the moment whilst dieting to avoid muscle loss (one exercise per muscle group for 4 sets of 10 reps). I wasn't working out before the diet and haven't worked out since last year so there’s not much to lose.
I’m aiming for 1,800 calories per day but I’m struggling to not eat more than that as I’m giving in to cravings. I’ve been snacking a lot during the pandemic whilst also working from home, so I’ve got into some bad eating habits (6-8 snacks per day usually).
So to give myself some flexibility I’m looking to have some days were there’s less pressure to hit 1,800 calories and some days were I have to hit my target.
I just can't decide on which days to choose? Feedback welcome.