I have lost 80 pounds in the past year by dramatically changing my diet after having my gallbladder removed. I am lifting 4 times a week and have been doing so for a few months I see results but they are minimal I know that I have to up my caloric intake but get weary at the thought of that since I dont want to put on fat. Also with abs being one of my goals I dont want to switch up my diet as abs are made in the kitchen, but I raise my weight one day and the next struggle to do my starting point. Its getting very frustrating and I just want some input on how to transition from cutting to bulking. Also would a trainer be recommended since I cant seem to get over the next hurdle?