Alright, let me introduce myself a bit. I’m 22 years old, 6’2 and i weighed in at 175.4 today. I’ve lost 100+ pounds over the past 2 years, but now i’m stuck being skinny fat. You know, when you appear thin with clothes on, but you still have a nice fatty midsection. I’m not sure what my BF is, but im guessing it is pretty high. I’ll know more when i get back to the states(i’m studying abroad in NZ right now). I’ve been trucking along with my weightloss, but when i was doing squats the other day i noticed how thin i looked. In the past 2 days i’ve been told by 2 different people how thin i was looking. Yikes! i’ve never been told that before, and they werent the “wow, you look good” type comments.
I’ve been eating about 2500 calories a day(like 50/30/20 c/p/f) and i lift weights 4 days a week and do cardio 2-3 times a week on the off days.
So here is my problem…i’ve been worried about getting too light. Ideally, i’d like to be a lean 190-200ish. I read the FFB handbook that Chris Shugart wrote and it has got me a little freaked. I’m nowhere close to ripped and i dont know how low i’d have to go to get ‘ripped’ or if it is even possible with how little muscle i have. Im also worried about trying to bulk too soon(especially as a FFB). I’ve been fat most my life and the thought of having to bulk with a gut and having to keep it for months more is driving me nuts. However, i want to do whats best for my body so i dont yo-yo diet between skinny fat and just fat.
Does anyone have any suggestions on what i should do? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.