11-27-2006, 08:48 PM
I'm a little confused about what I should do with my diet and any advice is appreciated. About 5 months ago, I started lifting again after a 9 month absence. In the time I stopped lifting, I gained a ton of fat (about 20 lbs) and became heavily out of shape (poor diet, no exercise, etc). In the 5 months I lifted again, I've gained back all my strength and then some. I'm lifting more than I ever have before and I'm starting to get back into shape (I was running 20 min three days a week, now I do 1 min walk/2 min sprint x 4). I also noticed I took about an inch or so off my waist. I'm still a little too thick though and that's my problem. I have no problem trying to cut calories and eat better (which I've been doing), but I'm afraid I'll loose my strength. I've been trying to eat 3 - 4 smaller portions of food a day and I don't eat after 6PM (Unless it's a protein shake after a workout). I've been making great gains in the gym, but not losing anything. Any advice on how to lose the fat, but not the muscle? Also, I have pretty nasty acid reflux. I'm not sure how that plays into this post, but if anyone can provice any additional advice on that, it'd be much appreciated.