I have been lurking on these forums for a while and have eventually decided to join and post.
As the title says, I am skinny fat.
I am 21 years old 5'1, 100lbs.
I like the size of my body, and I am 'slim' but I still have a lot of wobbly bits - especially on my tummy which I hate!
Previously I have had an eating disorder, which caused me to lose the weight - but I am now over that, and it has left me "skinny fat".
I would really like advice on where to start, as I am currently a bit overwhelmed with information.
I currently do quite a lot of cardio ~ 5 times a week. I thought this would be the way to lose the extra body fat. But I have just read that too much cardio can do exactly the opposite and hinder fat loss in those that are already small. Also interestingly I read that it can bloat you, is this true?!
Therefore, is the answer resistance/weight training?
I am worried to eat loads, as I dont want anymore body fat (to me it is logical that eating more = more fat!), but it seems that this is maybe where I am going wrong already.
Can eating too few calories also hinder fat loss?
Currently I would say I am eating around 1400 calories a day.
If anyone could help me, I would be very grateful!
I want to start my journey off on the right foot and make sure that its not just guess work