I am 5'7", 140 lb female - an avid runner but am skinny fat. I believe I am in the mid 20's with my body fat percentage.
Goal - reduce body fat by 10%, gain muscle mass and definition.
My diet is clean - I do not eat gluten or dairy, I increased my protein intake and have also started taking a multivitamin, protein shake (rice protein), and bcaa's and glutamine post workout. I am eating about 5 small meals a day.
Here is what I need your expert advice on:
1. For weight lifting - should I start out with a total body regimen or focus on one muscle group/day. What type of workout would you recommend?
2. I run about anywhere from 20 to 30 miles each week - I have heard that this can cause muscle loss and want to know if that is true and how to prevent it from happening.
3. Thoughts on additional supplements such as creatine monohydrate, fat burners, etc. I am hesitant to try these right now as I am just starting with weight lifting but would that be something to consider?
Thank you so much for your time!