A healthy diet is not necessarily lower in calories. Anyone who wants to grow substantial new tissue has to eat more calories than he needs. There's no way around it unless he's new to weight lifting and/or really super fat.
Originally Posted by Jenry Hennings
I simply cannot lift more if I don't eat more. It's not a huge amount more though because I'm an older lady. I certainly do not need junk food to eat more.
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
Starting squat: 45lbs. Highest squat: 167.5 x 2. Current Deadlift: 190 x 3