So I have a question for anyone in the know. I've been eating pretty well for the last few months and working out hard, but it has all given me the opposite effect of what I have expected. Info: I'm 5'10 and weight 205 lbs. I lift weights 3 times a week (SS Novice program) and work on cardio 2 days a week and have seen increases in all of my lifts and cardio endurance. But my body composition has gotten far worse over the past few months. I've gained about 15 pounds (yes it has to do with my muscle gain) but it legitimately looks like I have gained more body fat. My normal diet consists of: -A protein drink mixed with water, Multi, B vitamin then go to the gym. -After working out I have another protein drink mixed with water and head to work. -For lunch I normally eat some sort of sandwich (either tuna or lean turkey meat) a piece of fruit and a serving of vegetables. -Another serving of fruit part way through the day. -Supper normally consists of a protein (chicken, steak, lean ground beef etc) prepared with vegetables (carrots, water chestnuts, peppers, tomato, spinach) and some form of carb (brown rice, whole wheat pasta, whole wheat bread). And my multi. -Casein shake before bed, which is also mixed with water. So I am consuming an average of 150-180 grams of protein a day and an average of 1700 calories a day, and everything else seems to be balanced out to me. I just don't understand why I seem to be gaining fat rather than losing it. Can anyone see what I am doing wrong?