@Chris_Colucci - Fair enough, one more reason for me to get the hell out of the South.
I’m up to 270 at the moment, but the waist was down to 43" last time I looked. At least part of that loss came at a point when I wasn’t eating enough with how busy I was (<1500 cals regularly for 2-ish weeks) because my diet can swing bad both ways when things are crazy.
When I’m “regular”, I’m eating 2300-2500 calories per day and science (plus a year of Fitbit step/distance tracking) suggests that I burn about 3000 calories per day. Despite this, losses are hard and easily undone and have been ever since I got serious about training. Tweaking macros, amounts, etc. hasn’t done much to change either of those two facts, and any body comp changes I’ve made in that time (and it’s been significant) have always been based around diets on the extreme side of the spectrum (old V-Diet, PSMF) for the cutting portions.
Currently I take Hot Rox pre-workout with 1 scoop of Mag 10, and sip 2 scoops of Plazma with my workout, first thing in the morning. When I workout, I target high heart rate and keeping my breathing controlled, my sweat smells fairly strongly of ketones afterwards and I’ll still fight for 1 lb.
Really, I was just curious to see what effect ECA would have, compared to the Hot Rox, considering the evidence points to my gene/hormone profile not being great at fat loss. It’s been slightly annoying to have to go PSMF or V-Diet just to get somewhere.