Weight: 152 lbs.
I work from home and lead a sedentary lifestyle. My diet is pathetic and consists of fast food, soda and other garbage junk food. I also consume too much beer and have developed a large gut.
I’m just starting to get back into the gym with a routine consisting of mainly compound lifts. I do dips, pull ups, military press, squats, dead lift, back rows and I throw in some benching.
Basically, I am really weak and out of shape and I’d like to change that.
To get to the meat of the issue, terrible pun intended, my main concern is dieting as I know very little about nutrition and healthy eating. How my diet interacts and shapes my current physique is something I am completely clueless about.
As I understand it, lean and tiny people must eat lots to gain mass and begin building muscle in the gym. Overweight people need to eat less, work on cardio and hit the gym in order to chisel away at their fat.
What do I do when I’m small with a beer gut, but want to get a bit bigger? Eat more in general, but only clean foods, while busting my ass in the gym and it’ll eventually even out?
I’d greatly appreciate general advice on dieting and lifting and how it directly correlates to my specific body type and physical goals. I also politely request many proper food ideas (this is very important).
In the meantime I will be reading as many articles I can find. Thanks a LOT!