I'm trying to decide if I should lower my calorie intake to lose some fat. I have slight accumulation around my mid-section that I wouldn't mind losing.
I lift somewhat heavy (what's heavy for me, at least) and explosively, because I want to work on my strength and force output. I am dieting as well, but do not do cardio because of all the articles from the pros that I read. I have been thinking of including "conditioning" workouts like timed carries and the sort, however.
To preserve my muscle mass, improve strength, AND burn some fat, is it necessary to be in a calorie deficit? If I maintain my weight, can't my body burn fat so long as my diet is clean and I continue to lift the way I do?
Any feedback would be great. Keep in mind I have come to these conclusions based on my readings by some of the pros on this site. Christian, for instance, is the first one who comes to mind. I'm trying to understand that decreasing my weight doesn't necessarily yield fat loss, which is why I'm wondering what I should do calorie wise.