Hello! For an introduction I'm ~185 and 5'10" with a big build so I'm definitely on the overweight side, and I'm wondering what the best way for me to lose weight while gaining muscle would be. I've been running for about two months and am around the 2.5 mile range. I've also been lifting weights for around a month. I haven't ran in around a week due to pain in my lower back so I'm thinking this is the best time to change up my 'workout'. I've read from a couple different places that if I keep doing cardio I'll slim down which is what I want to do, but it was saying that it would start 'burning' muscle to make running more efficient which isn't what I want to do. What I'm asking is that I want the fat loss from running while still gaining muscle from weight lifting. If anyone has any diet or workout plans that you'd like to share, or even just some tips to help with this I'd really appreciate it. I have access to a gym so I can do most exercises. Thanks! Edit: Forgot to add what my diet is like. I've slowly been taking items out of my diet like soda so it's easier, but I know that I get too many carbs and I don't eat enough vegetables. I don't eat fast food often so that's not a problem. I eat a good amount of chicken and I like most Americans eat more processed food than they should.