Originally Posted by chaz
Not so much. It's hard to lose weight while adding muscle, but it's not hard to burn fat. Muscle does the work for you. So while you're total weight may not decrease, your body fat % will change. Spot on about diet though, very important. Obviously your body won't burn fat if you keep a constant supply coming in.
Not so much? Didn't you support what he just said?
I think its pretty tough to burn fat and gain muscle mass at the same time. It is possible, but the fat will burn off fairly slowly. In order to gain mass, you have to work out correctly, and supplement with an appropriate diet. In order to burn fat, you have to burn more calories than you consume. Eating a diet to help gain mass takes away from the calorie deficit needed to burn fat.
I do think it is possible to do both, but it takes away from both aspects when you do so.
Just keep up the hard work and eat right. It might come off slowly, but the fat will come off.