If you have to get that low, you've probably done some damage to your metabolism.
I would keep refeeds in and up the activity in form of more low intensity cardio when the calories get really low.
VLSI: if you've got serious problems with hunger, here some stuff you could try:
- Eat more fiber
- Eat more calories later in the day. Most people find it way easier to eat less during the day than around dinner. Going to bed hungry sucks.
- Reduce meal frequency. If I only had 2000 cals to eat a day, I'd probably split that over two meals, three at most.
- Eat more protein. Protein has the best satiety per calorie. I did LBM * 1.5 or more during my cut.
- Eat more bland and dry food. Cut down on sauces or dressings. This one sucks, but it really works.
- No liquid calories. That includes protein shakes and any type of oil.
- Less variety in your meals. It has been proven that the more food choices you have, the more you eat. That's why you can cram down 2000 calories at a buffet but not by eating plain chicken breast and potatoes with nothing else.
- All vegetables you eat should be green and fibrous. Everything else gets thrown out if you really want to get the most satiety per calorie.
- If you make porridge, like oats, cook it several times by adding more and more water. That'll bump up the volume of the food.
- Drink 3 to 5 glasses of water at the start of every meal.
- Stop frying your food in oil or butter. Boil or cook it in the oven.
- No calorie dense food like nut butters, nuts, avocado, mayo, etc..