I just started Starting Strength after doing a ton of research on here (Friday will be my 3rd workout).
I have some concerns about diet however. Just to give a quick history, I am 6'3" 175 lbs. I was a skinny kid growing up, then became fat when I went to college (got up to 220 at one point) then began eating healthy and lost 45 pounds and here I am at skinny again. I have been going to the gym irregularly for about 2 years yielding minimal gains. My goal is to basically be in the 190-200 range and be lean, cut and athletic.
In the last 5 days I began changing my diet to accomodate these goals. I am eating 3000-3500 calories a day consisting of roughly 130g fat, 350g carbs, and 250g protein. The most sudden change to my body that I've noticed is the increase in stomach size/flab. This obviously sets off alarm bells for me being a former fat guy.
So basically my question is, am I eating too much? Or will things sort of even out as I continue with the workout routine?
Another thing I'm wondering is, to reach my goal, will/should I follow starting strength until I reach my target weight, then focus on toning/leaning/cutting/getting "ripped" (whatever you wanna call it)?
Any help is appreciated. The thing I struggle with is definitely not a lack of motivation, but more uncertainty over whether or not I am doing the right things.
Thread: Starting Strength/Diet