Hi, i am trying to lose 3 stone and i have read about weight loss on various forums. I have gotten the idea that the best way to lose weight is to first sort your diet out, so i am now consuming 1500 calories a day. Then in order to facilitate the weight loss you should hit the weights rather than do CV because you build muscle which uses more calories a day so you lose more weight + you use calories when you are doing the weights.
I have also read that in order to gain muscle you need to eat alot (i think its called bulking), because the extra muscle growth requires more calories. The last thing i have read is that it is very difficult to lose weight and gain muscle.
Now this is where i get confused because surley if you need extra caloires to build muscle then when you are on a restricted diet (1500 calories a day) there are not enough calories to help build the muscle.
Anyway the question is :- How can the theory of doing weights to lose weight be true when in theory you cant gain muscle when you are on a restricted diet?