I just got a trainer at my gym, I have 15% body fat, and I was told if I want to be around 7-8% i need to weight train and do cardio, not just cardio. So im going to take in about 1800 calories a day and alot of protein. But do you think this will work? I was told the more muscle you have the more calories you burn, I'm not looking to be huge, i just want some muscle but mostly to lose fat.(I have no upper body strength at all, I just bench pressed for the first time yesterday i maxed at like 50 lbs)
I lost a ton of weight doing a lot of cardio and eating 1400 calories a day, but I was told I probably lost a lot of muscle too. So I'm thinking 1800, weight lifting and a lot of cardio and a year or so and I might reach 7-8% body fat?