I like being strong but not fat
I'm 27 years old and around 15st.
In August last year I suffered a fracture dislocation of my ankle whilst playing rugby league. At the time I was around 13st and very fit with a bodyfat percentage of around 13%
I took a break from the weights for around six months and lost a lot of mass, I have since started bulking and have added around 2st in weight.
I am stronger than I have ever been last week I squeezed out personal bests for squat and bench press. I'm eating around 300g of protein a day and have gained 2" on my legs and around 1" on my arms.
I am using creatine and am loving the increased mass and strength that I've picked up.
The problem is my bodyfat has increased - my waist ballooned from 33" to 40" - I am a rugby player so I'm used to being fit and athletic. I have kept up the cardio (bike and elliptical) but my ankle injury has prevented from doing any running.
I have a sedentary office job which means calories expended during the day are minimal.
I want to cut bodyfat but I don't want to lose strength - I have cut before and strength loss has always been a problem.
Assuming I want to do things naturally, how can I keep my strength gains and lose fat?