I just finished a long dieting cycle and have just begun my first HST cycle. While dieting, I was creating a weekly caloric deficit of 3,000 to 4,000 calories. To get there, I was eating about 2100 calories per day (12x my bodyweight in lbs) and doing plenty of cardio and lifting to create the caloric deficit. I assume my base metabolic rate (if I don't exercise) is probably around 2000 since I'm 6'1 and 177 lbs. My question is: how many calories per day should I eat now that I am in a muscle-building phase? I have read the e-book and understand that I'm ultimately supposed to eat around 2600-2900 calories per day but I don't want to brutally start eating more since I've been operating under a caloric deficit for so long (otherwise I might gain too much fat). So how many calories should I eat per day for the next 1 week? 2 weeks? 3 weeks? 4 weeks? Thanks in advance!