Will I become skinny-fat if I am only doing cardio and no strength training/weight lifting? I am trying to lose weight. I've heard that if you eat at a calorie deficit, your body goes into starvation mode and loses muscle but "holds onto" fat, and the only way to prevent this is by doing strength training/lifting. And I've additionally heard that too much cardio makes you skinny-fat. Is this just another one of those diet myths, or is there scientific evidence for this?