I'm having a problem with my midsection getting loose while making weight gains from lifting. I've been lifting weights for about 7 years, sometimes more serious that other times. The past few years I've gotten pretty serious and have been making steady progress and overall added about 45 pounds to my frame. At 6' tall I started at only 140lbs, and now weigh 185 with fairly low bodyfat (never had a body fat test done though). I've always been thin and can basically eat whatever I want. My whole body seems to have good shape and is muscular (most people I meet can tell I lift weights just by looking at me), but from over eating my midsection has gotten a little loose. The rest of my body is hard, and I you can see defenition in my abs, but with a slight layer of fat over them. In the winter I do zero cardio since I'm such a hard gainer, and still stay quite lean, and in the summer I lift and mountian bike. I eat 6 meals a day and get about 180 grams of protein a day. I'm not quite sure what I should do to tighten up my midsection. I don't want to cut back on calories because forcing myself to eat more is the only way I've made real gains. Obviously I want to keep my protein high. I'm nervous to do cardio since I don't want to burn any extra calories that I need. I was thinking of cutting back on carbs and trying to replace those calories with protein, and doing some cardio. I realize it is almost impossible to make muscle/weight gains without adding atleast a little fat. What are your thoughts?