so at the moment I lift for maybe an hour a day 6 days a week. I have a pretty good schedule going, and play basketball about 2-3 times a day. I'm trying to cut fat, and eat 5-6 meals a day.
Heres the thing, I seem to be gaining pounds (i went from around 168-173, although my weight seems to change + or - 3 pounds every time i weigh myself, no matter if i do it at the same time each day...it always varies) but loosing inches on my stomach.
First of all, is this a good thing? why am i still going up in weight, is it because of the lifting? I am only 5 10 and although I look very fit I feel like 173 is overweight for some one my size.
Second of all my diet isnt to the point of counting calories. Ill have a normal sized dinner, sometimes a couple orange gummies or even a cookie or 2 afterwards (maybe doing this dessert thing 1x every 3 days) Shouldn't I be gaining inches because of this habit, not loosing them? or is my "alright" diet good enough to make me loose fat and gain muscle (theoretically what is going on?)
Third of all, will this go on for a while and then will I hit a wall where I'll need to switch to counting calories? I have a caliper and it tells me im around 6.2-7.3% body fat (i can see 4 of my abs does this correspond with that %?)
I just feel as if im not really doing a huge amount of things differently than I used to and these are the results. Is something wrong going on?