I've been working out pretty steadily the past 2 monthes, eating a high protein diet.. Even put on a few lbs.. I'm at 152 ish now(from 146..).. I'm noticing more muscle tone, but i also see more fat in my obliques.. I'm starting to get a love handleish appearance on the sides(especially after i eat). Although the front of my stomach isn't to flabby.. is this normal.. would there be any way to shed it w/out losing my muscle and sticking to my high protein diet? Thanks.
I don't think your body can really gain muscle without holding on to some fat to act as an anabolic aid. I believe the current thought among bodybuilders is not to "bulk" but rather raise your caloric intake slightly to muscle growth while minimizing fat gain.