Aug 19, 2008 6:00 AM GMT
My original goal was to lose body fat and become lean. I'm 19 yr old, 5'7, 160 lbs, and I recently found out I have 27% body fat. For the past 3 weeks I've been working on a nutritonal diet and lifting weights at the gym. I was planning on losing 1 to 2 pounds a week on a 1800-2000 caloric diet. However, some guy recently suggested that I gain some muscle FIRST. This totally threw me off cause my mind is on losing weight mode right now, and I'm guessing I have to change my workout and diet to gain muscle. The guy claimed losing 2 pounds would result in a lot muscle loss, but I thought losing MORE than 2 pounds would do that. I thought it was ok to lose 1 one 2 pounds a week without burning much muscle. I know muscle burns more fat, but I'm not sure I would like more weight. Frankly, I'm stuck at this point and frustrated cause ppl keep telling me so many different things. What do you guys think? I really appreciate any help thanks!