I know this is probably a highly debated topic, but I want to be smart (at the expense of postponing my first cycle) and drop some fat first since I'm probably 14-16% if I had to guess. So I'm planning to start natty cutting first. I'm wanting to know how much protein is generally needed to cut and maintain as much lean mass as possible. I hear 1.5-2g/lb of body weight thrown around a lot but I also hear lower numbers too. I would just like some input on this. I'll likely throw clen in the mix since it seems to help at least a little with muscle preservation. I could care less about burning fat faster. As an ectomorph, my struggle will be more along the lines of not losing too much weight too quickly.