I want to ask you a question about my waist size. It's been about 87.5 cm (34.25 inches) for a few weeks now and there is still a lot of fat around my lower back and lower abs but despite eating at a deficit i cant lose these inches. I have also been eating at a deficit for about a year now because i used to weigh 90kg so i don't know if this may have something to do with it. I have recently started bulking in hopes to gain more muscle so i can boost my metabolism but I don't want to get even fatter. I also realize that bulking will not help me lose fat as i will be in a calorie surplus but if i keep on cutting then i will be extremely skinny. I have good definition in my abs and chest etc. but it is this lower back/ab fat that wont go during my cut. I'm not sure if this could be due to insulin resistance or other factors but i have been doing intermittent fasting to try to make myself more insulin sensitive. I want to get to a 80 cm (31.5 inch) waist but it seems impossible as my waist wont go down in size.
Since bulking for the past 2 months I have gained about 5kg and went from 65KG to 70KG and my waist is now at 88.5CM, and the size of my arms and chest has also gone up. I want to have a narrower waist as the holidays are coming up and i want to look good when i go to the beach and take my top off but i don't know if cutting will mean that i lose my muscle. I fear that i will start to cut and lose muscle but no fat whatsoever and i will remain with a large waistline and the same amount of muscle i started the bulk with.
These are my stats:
Height:178CM (5'10") Weight:70KG(154 lbs) Age:17 Chest:105CM (41.3")
Thank you so much your time and help and sorry for the long read