I see similar questions posted but usually people are a bit smaller and not quite as overweight as I am.
I am 32, 6’ and currently 280 or less. When I started working out a month ago I was about 290-295. The first few weeks I was really cutting the calories but as I started hitting it harder my energy during my weight workouts was taking a hit so I started adding a few more calories till I found a good balance of not over eating yet giving my body the fuel it was calling for.
Last time I got on the scale I was 280 with 30% BF, that was on 5/1, only plan on checking it once a month.
My question is when you are as obese as I am is it possible when you start working out to gain strength and lose fat at the same time? My assumption is yes considering how things have been going but my assumption is that at some point I will need to make the choice of further cutting the fat or packing on muscle.
So I guess my question is there a certain BF% at which I will probably need to make that choice?
If I were not in the situation where my weight/BF% was not a health issue I would be less concerned losing the weight as I am not trying to get cut just trying to get health after sitting on my but for the past 10 years.