I've been going to the gym 2-3 days a week for about a month and a half now and I'm loving the feeling I get after a good workout etc. I typically do 15-20 minutes of cardio each session then do a full body workout. I am, however, a bit confused as far as what my diet should be. Allow me to elaborate:
I'm around 5'8/5'9(don't remember exactly), 140lbs. I'm by no means fat; in fact I'm quite skinny. The problem is, I have a bit of jiggle in the pectoral and stomach areas. Abs/pectorals aren't showing up in a toned definition, etc. My end goal is to achieve an athletic body, but my arms are very skinny, so I'd like to build them up a bit in the process. I was thinking my goal would be around 150lbs of muscle with a very low body fat percentage.
My confusion comes in when it comes to choosing a diet tailored to my specific goal. I have only read about two diets which come off as polar opposites to one another. The first diet is basically for putting on weight, which I'd like to do for my arms for more muscle. The second diet is for losing weight, which I'd like to do in my stomach and pectoral regions in order to tone them. So I suppose my question is; which diet should I go with? If neither, is there some sort of balance between the two that I should aim for? I know you're supposed to eat roughly your weight in grams of protein each day, etc. This is all just very confusing to me. I would be incredibly thankful for any insight and help someone would be willing to give me!
I hope I explained that all clearly enough.