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My question is specific to my food diet and it isn't a direct duplicate of this question
I'm 5-11 and weigh about 60kgs. My body is extremely thin and I recently I noticed a belly and it's pretty pronounced. I started the gym about 1.5 months back doing mostly compound exercises such as benchpress, squats, shoulderpress, deadlifts. I work out on 4 days a week (but try to do 5.)
Now this is the gym portion. My concern lies in the food/diet portion. I read that more calories = more weight. Since I'm not a heavy eater, I tried to narrow down on food that are less in quantity yet give good enough calories.
I now eat these two heavily to push my calorie count
- Peanut Butter
- Pasta (it's a pasta with maker sauce)
What really concerns me is, everyone mentions that too much pasta will actually add fat to my body. Is it true ? I don't know if that particular Pasta is really helping me gain good calories ?
Also, do I need to starting doing treadmill to reduce my belly ? (will it reduce my muscle or fat ?)
I want to gain weight but not in belly. :|
EDIT: I do strong lifts 5x5. My main question is that will eating pasta simply contribute to my tummy or will it distribute evenly (given that I exercise as I am doing now.)