Originally Posted by Gant Grimes
Thank you. On both points.
Sarah, you're eating 84g protein to support 135 lbs. bodyweight. You want to get stronger but stay lean. Fortunately, there's a macronutrient for that.
84g/day of protein works out at 1.38g/kg/day for someone weighing 61kg which is a perfectly adequate amount of protein for a recreational athlete.
Originally Posted by Sarah Markle
Is it possible to get stronger and keep lean?
Yes. If you're worried about gaining fat keep you carb intake fairly high in order to replenish your glycogen stores between workouts and control your calories by manipulating your fat intake as this is the macronutrient most likely to be stored as fat when consumed in excess.
Note: I know this is contrary to what most people on this board will tell you but any decent book on sports nutrition will confirm what I said.