hey there, i just want some advice as to whether it is advisable to focus on fat loss or muscle gain.
last year i went from 200 lbs down to 175, however was uneducated in regards to proper training protocol to maintain muscle. i didn’t have much muscle to begin with and ended up skinny-fat. after a relatively unclean bulk i added roughly equal amounts of muscle and fat.
at this point i have a basic amount of muscle and strength but would like to see more, yet am worried about the accompanying fat gain. does the aesthetic improve with both muscle and fat gain? i would say i am between 18-20% bf. i struggle immensely with restricting calories, i eat at least 80% clean but struggle with hunger after a few weeks of caloric deficit. i have no troubles adding mass, both muscle and fat.
any advice would be appreciated.