My whole life, I have been chubby. On the verge of being in good shape, but still enough chub to bounce around. For the last 3 weeks, as i've talked about on here too much, I have been cutting. I went against the advice and was only taking in about 1400-1600 calories a day. It wasn't until yesterday that I noticed I lost a little bit of strength and my arms became a little bit smaller. I have posted my diet a few times, and explained my cardio. My cardio has been about walking very fast paced 15 minutes in the morning 4 days a week. I fucked up on my cutting, and now i'm ready to do whatever it takes it fix it. However, I don't want to get any fucking fatter. I am sick of having bodyfat on me all the time. My goal : gain much more lbm, while losing bodyfat. I have pmed quite a few of very intelligent members here on F&N (Steveo, timberwofl, gigla....etc) and they have all gave me great advice. I figured I would post this anyway and hope to get even more specific advice on what to do. <--- me currently. Please give me some great advice on what to do. I am not sure whether I should bump up my calories to like 4000+ (remember, i don't want to gain bodyfat, but I do realize I might have to sacrifice it for the greater good), and if I do, if I should just make sure to eat only clean foods, or if anything is okay..... Also....on July 6th (little over 3 months) I am leaving for boot camp for the Marine Corps. My main concern is to not come back from bootcamp a skinny little swizzel stick.