Aside from the last 5 months, i have been lifting pretty regularly for the last 2 years or so. I started off skinny/fat at 125 lbs, and now I am about 178 lbs (5'7). I have never had low bodyfat and no gut, so a few times i tried cutting, but lost like 30 lbs along with a ton of muscle, so my body fat never really lowered. Since then i have been scared to cut since it set me back so far both times. So what should I be doing? I do want to be lean eventually, i just want to do it the right way. That is me when i was "skinny fat" before i started lifting, almost 3 years ago.