I am asking this out of curiosity not of concern - this is not meant to be a "woman concerned of becoming bulky- post"...I have noticed that since I had started to seriously train with heavy weights the scale went up. I have neither changed my calorie intake nor my macronutrient ratio. From how I look I would think that it is possible that the majority of the weight I gained is muscle. But how is it possible without eating more calories? I cannot make muscle which is tissue and needs energy, out of nothing...I remember having read somewhere that muscle require less calories than fat so theoretically I could have "used" the calories I normall eat to build muscle triggered by the strength training but than again I must have lost some fat because I created a slight calorie deficit for my muscles needed them to develop? I think this is too good to be true for losing fat while gaining muscle seems to be elaborate and very difficult to achieve. And I already was relatively lean so it wasn`t that my body desparately needed some lean mass...Does anyone have an idea?
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