Long time user of the app, new to the boards. (Side note: great community, love the motivation and knowledge around!)
I've been curious about others' experience with calorie cycling around a maintenance baseline. My current Maintenance is 2300 and I'm thinking of trying out, for the next two weeks, an experiment where I eat 8% (~200 cals) above on weight days and a similar level below on rest/HIIT days. (2500/2100)
If you've tried this in the past, what has been your experience with respect to rate of muscle gain, fat loss, weight gain/loss, general health and mood?
Were there other things that came up that surprised you?