Hey guys newbie here with some questions.
I'm 6'1" 262 down from 287 and a max of 315 at one point. I went about this the wrong way, starving myself and diet pills. Lost a lot of muscle. Went from being able to do 19 pushups at 287 to only 11 at 262.
Since I realized this was the path to long term fatness I have changed to a higher calorie/ higher protein diet and an exercise program that involves full body workouts 3 times a week (Squats, Bench, Rows and various isolation depending on time) and a sprint workout once or twice a week.
I am trying to limit carbs but have insane cravings for sugar when I wake up in the morning. Don't know what causes this other than coming off three months of around 1200 calories a day.
Also coming off a three week fight with pneumonia that saw me getting two steroid shots and taking prednisone. I am also taking Clomid for low Testorone as prescribed by my doc.
All that being said. I have not lost any weight in over a month. I do appear to be getting much stronger and have more muscle mass.
So question is.....
Should I try to cut fat or build muscle? Now I know that typically I would be told to cut fat but since I'm coming off a few months of doing it the wrong way and losing so much muscle/wrecking mtabolism I thought it might make more sense to bulk first.