Please see the below pictures of me, and then below that what I would like to achieve.
As you can see I want a lean body, with slight muscle, I do not want to get BIG.
My main question today is what do I have to do to achieve that body? I know it may take me a good year or 2 of hard work.
I am not sure if I need to be bulking, and then cutting.
Or just be in a calorie deficit?
I will post my current diet
1 scoop of whey protein
1 slice of brown bread with peanut butter
cup of tea
Protein shake with water (1 scoop of whey protein)
1 chicken breast and mexican rice
Chicken with veg and rice
White Fish with veg and rice
Steak with veg and rice
The only veg I seem to have is broccoli.
Tuna jacket potato with beans
3 litres of water throughout the day
4x eggs with 1 slice of brown bread
I am roughly eating 2,500 calories a day
Getting 6-7 hours sleep a night
Due to COVID-19 my gym is currently closed. I have 12kg dumbbells at home.
I have been doing workouts from home, 30 mins long, 6x a week, and cardio 4x a week.
For the last 6 weeks I have been told to try and be in a calorie deficit as I wanted to lose 2lbs a week.
2 things I am worried about
1. If I do need to bulk, how much more food will I need to be eating? As I am worried about cost.
2. How long will I need to be bulking for? Roughly? I am very conscious of my body and my lose confidence If I am putting on weight, but I have to keep saying to myself it will be worth it.
But to achieve the body in the pics above, please advise what I need to do.