So, I am hoping someone can help shed some light on what is the "proper" meal plan for my goals, I have heard a number of conflicting statements, and its starting to get quite confusing.
Body Fat percentage: Not exactly sure, I'd say around 26%
Goal: To stabilize at around 190-200lb, and 12-14% body fat. I want to maintain a larger than normal mass, but I have no desire to bodybuild/compete or anything.
I got a few measurements done as well, and my waist is 35 inch, stomach 40 in (largest part of my stomach), and 17 in arms. I was in shape when I when I was younger (20-21), so I still have some of the muscle mass left, just some fat with it as well.
So, I have a friend who body builds, and I got him to help me make a nutrition plan. I won't get to into the specifics, but basically the macros he suggested were 2550 calories, 322g protein, 253g carbs, and 60g of fat. When I told my girlfriend about my goal/etc, she went to her personal trainer.... who immediately said it is way too many calories, protein, and carbs. My friend said to eat things like oatmeal, brown rice, etc... while the other trainer said I should not be even thinking about any carbs because of my stomach size, and I should be basically on an extreme diet until I am smaller.
Anyone have any suggestions/a better idea of what I should be doing?