Starting out a brand new workout plan and diet to change the way your body looks can be tough, especially if you’re not on either end of the spectrum of what’s considered to be conventionally under or overweight. You don’t know whether to start by bulking up or losing the extra weight you have; you’re stuck in between. Some people call that middle ground “skinny-fat.” That’s not an inaccurate descriptor, technically — but what the term is really referencing is just the standard body type of an everyday, average guy. If you don’t eat particularly healthy, but you’re not binging, and if you don’t have a dedicated training routine, but you’re not totally sedentary, it’s not surprising that your body type doesn’t fall into either extreme. Genetics obviously play some role here, but diet and exercise have a big part in how you look, too.