Jun 21, 2018 I've been obese for the last 10 years but about 5 months ago I decided to start losing weight and do some lifting. My goal is to keep as much muscle as I can during the cut and if at all possible make some gains in strength/mass. I was hoping to get some constructive criticism about the frequency/intensity of my workouts and my diet. Specifically if I should stick with my current macros or not. Here's all my info: Male Age: 33 Height: 5 11 Current Weight: 271 (down from 340 in Feb.) Goal Weight: 190 BMR: 2200 TDEE: 2780 Current Deficit: 700kcal Daily Cardio: 600kcal Macros: 183/70/183 I've managed to get the diet aspect pretty well squared away. As far as I can tell at least. I'm usually well over on protein, even on fats, under on carbs. My sodium is through the roof, though, so I try to drink about a gallon of water every 24 hours. I'm feeling full enough throughout the day (still having some cravings), but as long as I get enough sleep, I have enough energy to do a 3 Mile Walk every morning. That takes about an hour. I also bought myself a pair of adjustable dumbbells (80lbs) and have been following a basic routine every other day for the past month. It looks like this: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun, Tue, Thurs, Sat -4 sets of 8 (25lb Dumbbell)- Goblet Squat Bench Press Bent-Over Row Overhead Press Straight Legged Deadlift Alternating Curls Calf Raises 10 minutes of static stretching I weigh-in once a week and I'm losing on average about 10-12lb per month at the moment. I am on track to be at my goal weight by around January or so, which I am definitely stoked about. I've read some articles about how too much cardio can negatively impact muscle gain, and was curious if I should be concerned about that. On training days I usually lift about 3 hours or so after my morning walk - I'm not overly sore, but sometimes struggle to finish my last 2 sets. It's tough to stay motivated but I am 100% committed to get healthy. Should I stick with my current line-up? Scale it back? Should I adjust my macros? Schedule? Am I overthinking all of this stuff? Haha. Here's a look at my incredibly basic diet. I'm still working on trying to incorporate some fresh veggies in there, but since I have a really crazy schedule I can barely make it to the grocery store once a month. This is what I eat practically every day except for weekends when I'll substitute a turkey sandwich or a couple extra pieces of fruit. I've never in my life worried about portion control let alone macros, so finding something that works was a pretty big challenge. The repetition helps with cravings quite a bit, too surprisingly. Thanks for taking the time to read, and any info/criticism on any aspect would be much appreciated!