I’ll give this my best shot to make this a reasonable question…
Assume that someone eats a relatively high protien diet (say 0.8g-1.0g protien/lb of body weight) If they are also gaining body fat, does that mean that their body is neccessarily getting all of the the calories needed to maximize muscle growth? This is of course also assuming that the person is busting their ass in the gym.
If this is the case, does it mean they should roll back their overall calories slightly (to stay in a surplus, just less of a surplus), or would doing so slow down their muscle gains?
The person is trying to maintain/gain a small amount of muscle over a long period of time and is not in a bonafied “bulk” phase.
I hope this isn’t too finicky of a question, hopefully it can start some good discussions.