I need some help getting out of a weight loss mindset. I am 5'5" and 125-130 pounds (I fluxate). I used to be at 165lbs. Before I joined the Army, I dieted and lost 40ish pounds, and have stuck to a very low carb diet since then. I am now deployed, and my interest in lifting weights has grown.
I am big on cardio, I love running. I run 4-6 times a week, sometimes for distance, sometimes sprint intervals. My run times are very important to me.
I would like to gain muscle definition. I don't want to really bulk, but I'd like more definition. I have decent definition right now in my abs and chest, but I want more.
The problem is, I don't really know how to eat besides weight loss. I am having a hard time allowing carbs and more food back into my diet, for fear that I may blow up and get fatty again.
Is it possible to gain muscle gains (SLOWLY is ok with me, I have a year long deployment) without bulking too much? If so, what kind of diet do I need that is not going to bulk a lot or make me gain the weight I lost?
Thread: Stuck in Weight-Loss Mindset