Hey i recently noticed i was getting chubby.. basically gained alot of weight over the last year. i went from 180 to 223 in a year and a half. Im 6'5 29 years old. Yes being that tall and 180 i was skinny.. when i was 200 i was ok filled in a bit but it didnt stop from there.. Out came the belly and pants got smaller ect... so i decided it was time to change.. I started working out and doing cardio along with changing my diet! I went from eating heavy late and junk food and alot of beer to eating oatmeal in the morning with a multi vitamin. half hour later have my protien shake. Mid afternoon have a snack like 2 small containers of yogart.. Lunch id have tuna sandwhich with a ceasar salads with chicken and an apple.. late afternoon id have maybe another yogart or a small patty of turkey. THen shake work out shake and then eat a salad and chicken. Now i have gone from 223 to 211 in a month and a half.. which is ok.. belly is smaller but still there.. i know i will have to work hard to get rid of it.. but i want to know what should i change my diet to when wanting to build lean muscle.. im not trying to get massive here but some nice lean muscle.. should i continue this diet untill i get to maybe 205 then change it?? And what should i change my diet to to build muscle?
im no expert but im sure most would recommend that you trim down to maybe 12% body fat or so, then if you want to pack on some muscle just level your diet out a bit then start a bulking diet with a nice clean meal plan and good lifting routine