I eat low carb, and today am having 114 grams of carbs. I think what you need is a certain amount of protein. If you are lifting heavy, then you might want to aim for the upper limit of the protein range, and the bottom limit of the carbs.
In the end, you need enough protein to make your muscles grow some, and with diet, and a higher metabolism you will get the fat off of your body, and be able to see that muscle better.
When I was lifting, we had a girl on our team. She could bench 220, and deadlift 325, and could squat 265, but only weighed 150 lbs. Pound for pound she was stronger than most of the guys, but she was not bulky at all. She was 5'5", and was very lean, with muscles that were noticeable, and shapely. The fear of women that they will become huge due to weight training is a myth. Most people struggle to put on 3 lbs of muscle a year. Extra protein is worthless though. So in the end, eat enough protein, but at a certain point, it is more than you can use. Diet will help you lose the fat, and that will probably do more to look more fit than almost anything.
Russell - current BMI 28.6
197 - bmi 30 - done
164 - bmi-25
| current weight: 183.4