By periodically consuming less calories you can actually achieve more by:
a) making your body more responsive to surplus levels of calories, and
b) keeping fat gain to an absolute minimum as you attempt to put on muscle
Here are some general guidelines for strategic under-eating:
1. Consume maintenance or slightly below maintenance calorie levels.
2. Decrease training volume during periods of under-eating.
3. Cycle under-eating days into your regimen 2 out of every 7 days
(weekends) or one out of every 4 weeks (3 weeks surplus; 1 week under-eating).
I can guarantee that using this approach you will achieve your body composition goals faster. It allows you to use short bursts of concentrated effort (which have been proven most effective for goal achievement in just about every area of life), while avoiding or at least decreasing the effects of regulatory feedback.
Any way you look at it, the result is MORE muscle and LESS fat.
COMMITTED TO YOUR SUCCESS,
OWNER/INSTRUCTOR OF SUPREME ASSAILANT