"About a year of progress between the two photos and over 20 pounds gained. So many girls come to me with their mind set on weight loss, thinking that will get them the body they desire, but weight loss is not always needed. Most of the time women would benefit more from putting on muscle and increasing their intake. I almost always recommend that my clients start at maintenance calories and work on building their strength and metabolism and then work on burning fat. I'm so glad that I put in over a year of strict bulking. It was so good for my body and my mindset. I now weigh 145 pounds which is more than I ever though was possible and I am happier, stronger, and more confident in my body than I ever was at 120 pounds."