I've built up some muscle, but it's hard to see because of the fat. So I've been trying to "cut" and not seeing any effects. Actually, my waist has gotten a little bigger.
I'm lifting about 5 times a week and doing cardio 3-4 times a week. I'm eating 2500 calories on my heavy workout days, and about 1900 on non workout days. Of calories, 15% carbs, 50% protein and 35% fat. Carbs all coming from oatmeal, brown rice, etc.
No sugars other than fruit. No bad fats, etc.
I am seeing some strength gains, but really want to lose the fat without just switching to all cardio.