The Newbie approached the Strength Coach and asked "Is it possible to put on muscle and lose body-fat at the same time?" to which the Strength Coach replied "Sure it is!"
"OK - Can you tell me how to do it?"
"No problem, but it's kind of a secret - before I tell you I need you to do a few things..."
"First of all I need you to back-squat heavy at least twice a week"
"Is that all! No problem - I can do that!"
A few weeks later the Newbie comes back to the Strength Coach and says "I did what you said, I've been squatting heavy twice a week. Can you tell me the secret to putting on muscle and losing fat now!?"
"Nearly, nearly....There might be just a few more things I need you to do first. Firstly I want you to eat at least 6 servings of vegetables per day, 5 meals a day and have a protein food with each meal. Eat plenty of food...but make sure it's all natural, whole and unprocessed stuff!"
Another couple of weeks go by and the Newbie approaches the Strength Coach: "Mate - so much for all your 'secrets'. I've been putting on muscle and losing fat for quite a few weeks now...looks like I don't need your advice after all!"