my situation: I'm (by my amatuer calculation) about 20lbs over weight in terms of fat. Now 10 of these pounds have been with me my entire life and I've just accepted them, no matter what my diet was, or how much exercise i get (which normaly is a lot) they remain.
I'd like to get rid of all twenty, as that would make room for 10 more pounds of muscle (I have to limit my weight, and cannot go over 165 lbs).
In addition, I'm pretty broke and can't really afford much in the way of supplements atm. I have some $10 low carb (3g) whey protein, and an equally cheap fruity creatine drink mix, which I think has like 30g carbs in it. That's about as much as I can spend atm.
I'm completely lost on diets, I've assumed low carb high protein is good, but have been told low carb is bad for muscle building =(.
My schedule is horrible so I can't reaally get into any set patterns, but that should be improving shortly as I take a new day job.
The diet/work out routine that I have done before with decent results and was considering going on again:
Breakfast consisting of eggs and turkey bacon/sausage, tuna and chicken in various combos along with protein shakes for the rest of the day. I usuallaly drink the creatine drink as I'm working out, and then down a protein shake post work out.
In order to drop 20 pounds of fat and add 10 pounds of muscle do I need more carbs, more fat, more or less of something else?
sorry for this post being so long.