Some people stumble upon the right formula and don't need/want help and see results on their own, but more often than not you will see weeks/months of writing maybe consistent progress pics all based on some preconceived notions about diet/metabolism they learned when they were younger and healthier and wrongly associated with their lifestyle at the time. Then at the end of the time sink they are acutely aware of two things and frustrated. 1. They are still fat. 2. They are acutely aware they are still fat after all this time and they have wasted the time. Fuck that noise. Try this:
This guy went from 25% bodyfat to 9-10 percent in four months.
Seriously, look at the picture:
Now notice the top comments:
Dude holy shit. That before is me right now. This is hella inspiring. Grats man, giving HIIT another go thanks to this post.
Could this be you saying this? Have you been struggling? What have you got to lose (hah), clearly whatever bullshit you are doing is not working.
It’s more about the diet then the training!
To which OP chimes in to support. To those of you thinking: "Oh I dont want to be a crazy person like that guy and lift 6 times per week or fast or do interval training on hills". Not all of us want to commit at that level which is perfectly fine. However the takeaway is that this guy identified the problem (fat), came up with a plan that included some well known practices for shredding yourself, and stuck to it and achieved incredible results in a few months. You cant make it more map compatible. If you struggle with fat, do it.
Why you got fat (clip from Fathead, excellent documentary on Netflix)
Reddit Keto FAQ
Marks Daily Apple
Q: How/Why does Keto work:
A: Keto works by removing sugar and restricting carbohydrate to a moderate/low level. In doing so, your body recognizes carbohydrate as a resource is no longer available (which it is designed to accommodate for) and your liver begins to produce ketones as a byproduct of metabolizing fatty acids (body fat) for energy. When your body does this autonomously as a preference, you are in ketosis and "fat adapted". Because most people carry more than enough fat on them at all times and they have repaired their metabolism to respond to insulin properly again (insulin is one of the bigger hormones when it comes to fat storage) those fatty acids are free flowing on demand. That mechanism is also what allows people to fast for extended periods of time while intermittent fasting, and also what prevents from feeling that stabbing hunger pang you are probably used to hitting right after a large meal or shortly before your first meal. This is a barebones simplified (and probably minorly incorrect) summary, read into the reddit keto faq/resources if you would like to learn more.
You can play with the details a lot, but that is the core.
Q: "But insert myth about nutrition/lifting".
A: Thats retarded. Read the faq fag.
Do with it what you will. Keto is just a variable here. Lots of previously fat now attractive men got the same results with a different diet/macros/plan. It works exceptionally well for me and probably will for you too, but it does not for everyone so keep that in mind.