So, I'm fat. 5'9", 195lbs, 45 y.o., 27% body fat by my scale.
I'm at the beginning of Starting Strength and am having a hard time figuring out the diet part, as Rippetoe only really talks about skinny kids and the interwebs is full of all kinds of bullcarp.
Am I really supposed to consume 3500 calories in order to build muscle? That's about 2x what I do now.