I've been lifting for about 4 months, and I've seen some good results. I've put on about 13 pounds since I started. My left side is gaining strength and catching up with my stronger right side (one of my primary goals to help moderate my scoliosis.) Once my left side catches up, I'm then faced with the question, "When should I start cutting?"
I'm currently at a pretty high body fat, but I'm gaining strength, tone and muscle quickly (Noobie gains?) Should I wait an entire year before I start cutting, or should I just give it a shot now? Any advice?
My goal is primarily to build muscle and lose this belly I've had my entire life. I understand that caloric excess is needed for building muscle and caloric deficit is needed for losing fat, which is why they are kind of incompatible processes. So when do you know the time is right to start cutting?