Hey sugar, I’ve been here before when on a caloric deficit and I’m more than happy to offer tips+advice! Firstly, eat the bulk of your days carbs pre and post training. 1-2.5 hours pre training I usually have around 30% of my carbs, the closer to the workout I eat, the more high gi the carbs will be in my meal. Because if I have high gi carbs like 3 hours pre training I’m going to have spiked and come down before I even start! Then post training around 35% of carbs and these can be whatever you want really.
Depending on how many carb meals a day you’re having, this may be your only two so make them count :)
Tip 2, get enough sleep. Seriously, when you’re on a calorie deficit sleep is SO important to avoid feeling lethargic.
Tip 3, drink a LOT of water. Like 4-5L a day. I know it seems excessive and difficult to keep up with but it will be the difference between you feeling crap vs full of energy
Tip 4, coffee or pre workout, anything with a stimulant. I’m not sure what your take on pre’s are but if you’re against them then feel free to have a single or double shot coffee (I’m pretty used to caffiene so I have either a double ristretto or triple shot espresso or flat white.. #coffeeaddict over here) - caffiene helps, a lot.