Food Journal (MyFitnessPal) Ever since the beginning of the quarantine I have been on a caloric deficit due to a religious fast period coming up next month in late April. I wasn’t surprised that my daily caloric intake was so low. I haven’t been on a caloric deficit in over a year but as long as I have met my macronutrients, I haven’t and shouldn’t feel any potential negative effects. In the past I have eaten at surplus or maintenance calories due to my goal of building a bit more leaner muscle mass; I have a lot of experience with proper nutrition as a strength athlete. But unfortunately, due to COVID-19, I am not able to burn as much calories as a I normally do at the gym. The only feedback I do need to cut back on the sweets as I have a subdued sweet tooth that has a mind of its own. Three Krispy Kreme Glazed Donuts in one sitting is way too much for anyone regardless of their age, body composition, or nutrition. Sometimes I can’t help myself Maybe in the future, after the quarantine I will attempt a caloric surplus for a lean bulk build again, but overall my nutrition is only meant to support my strength and performance rather than my physical appearance. Slow and steady wins the race.