Hi all. I'm learning about nutrition and losing weight for the fist time in my life. Lost 6kg in 3 weeks and it feels great. I have a couple of noob questions though (in fact, after reading them, they're a bit stupid, but I'm struggling to get my head around them): 1) I understand that as I'm eating a caloric deficient diet to try and lose fat, I will put on little to no muscle. I'm continuing to lift though, so what happens with strength if I'm not gaining muscle? Will it just be a case of limited to no progression? 2) It's not weight I want to lose perse, it's body fat. I'm assuming I use the caloric deficient diet to first lose the body fat, then move to an over-carloie diet and stricter lifting programme to then put the weight back on, but mostly as muscle? 3) Instead of 'wasting' the weight I currently have, is there something else I can be doing to help convert it into muscle? Or is it just a case get smaller then get bigger? I understand this is all a slow process. Just want to make sure my thought processes are on the right track. Many thanks.