I’m just coming off of a ‘cut’ (I use that term loosely as it was a more long-term, low-intensity fat loss phase) and am going to maintain a bit before putting more focus on weight gain, or at least I want to.
Thing is, I was obese as a child, and as of right now (185, calipers would say 7% BF) I am still a Fatophobe. I have tried to do this in the past but slight weight gain makes me put more emphasis on cardio and consume less calories than would be conducive to strength gains.
The plan I have been on for, time untold, has essentially let me lose about 3lbs of fat and gain 1lb of muscle a month, so it is decent. My strength has not increased at all, however, which I attribute to the emphasis on cardio and less-than-optimal calorie intake.
My question is more so on coping, has anyone else had this nagging feeling before? And if so, how did you overcome, or at least accept it?