I lost about anywhere between 90-100 lbs in the past year. I have only started lifting since December 2011 and I built some muscle while burning fat, probably beginner gains.
At the moment, I am still at a high BF% and I want to drop an additional 30-40 pounds and then up my calories to build more muscle, ultimately my goal is to build as much muscle as possible.
But right now as I have been lifting consistently and am seeing gains, my body is asking for more nutrients which is making fat loss harder. I am very hungry on leg day and I easily go above my caloric deficit for that day. Back day is also the same.
I am noticing that I am dropping some scale weight but I am not sure if this is an optimal situation for my body.
I started losing weight because I want to be healthy and look good naked but I always wanted to be muscular.
At the moment I am 19yo, 6’6 and about 250 pounds, wanting to get down to about 220.
Any inputs from you guys on what I should do now? Should I go on a stricter diet to lose the fat and then go slightly above my maintenance to build muscle? I will never go on an aggressive bulk as I am afraid of gaining a lot of fat again.