After reading about muscle-building from many different online sources, I realize that I have set two fitness goals that are contradictory. I’m trying to build muscle and burn fat at the same time. This is nearly impossible, since the body needs calories to build lean muscle tissue, and any attempt to restrict calories in an effort to shed pounds is going to result in limited muscle gains. The extra calorie intake (about 300-500 per day) need not come from burgers and pizza; the good sort of fats from olive oil, avocados, nuts, peanut butter, etc. are much preferred.
I need to do one first, then the other. The preferred–and more effective–method is to pile on muscle first, then lose fat. Yeah, let’s do it that way.
So, whaddya say? Let’s dispense of the weight loss log for now, okay? Oh, you think I’m giving up? Well, who asked you?