Please help..

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    Nov 29, 2007 11:02 PM GMT
    Can I lose fat and gain muscle at the same time? I really struggle to understand, because I know that you have to consume a caloric surplus to gain muscle and I know that you have to create a caloric defficency to lose weight.
    I've been working out pretty relgiously since August and while I notice that my arms are a bit more defined and my thighs look's just not enough for me.
    I workout and eat a lot and I end up starting to look chubby and I'm afraid to cut back for fear of loseing the little extra muscle I have earned.
    I don't want to be fat and muscular, nor do I want to be skinny. Most of all I don't want to be average. I feel like I have a decent workout plan though it seems a bit short (half hour or so usually).
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    Nov 30, 2007 1:09 AM GMT
    Ghew your 19 and still growing. Don't worry about a little fat at this point. Read all you can and educate yourself about bodybuilding. Check out sites like and You'll be fine trust me. Bodybuilding is long term and your at the best time in your life to make great changes in yourself. If I had started at 19 by now I'd be awesome.
    Great workouts
  • GQjock

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    Nov 30, 2007 3:47 AM GMT
    It's a balance my man...
    and it's basically not really how much you eat but WHAT you eat
    yes you have to up the calories to gain muscle but you don't do it by eating pizza every night and drinking on the wkends
    it's a healthy diet...hi protein negligible fat and lo carbs
    working out sensibly weights and cardio
    and you will see a difference