So, I am starting an experiment to try and destroy the fat around my hips/lower back/belly once and for all. I am 5’9, male, about 190. I have spent the last few years building a solid foundation of muscle–my arms, chest, traps, shoulders and legs are all looking good, lean and solid.
My problem is that, no matter how much dieting/cardio I do, there is a mass of fat that refuses to leave my hips/lower back (and to a lesser extent my stomach). I have tried everything, including near-starvation diets, and literally nothing will work to get rid of this shit.
I know that things like this are largely determined by genetic factors, but I absolutely refuse to accept the fact that I can do nothing about it. I have done a lot of research on insulin resistance and have decided that it must be at least a factor in my body’s propensity to store fat around the waist and hips.
I already eat fairly low-carb, but have decided to start an experiment in which I will eat NO carbs other than trace amounts from nuts etc.–never more than 30 grams per day. I will also be mega-dosing fish oil, using Flameout in conjuction with a lesser-quality brand (4-6 caps of Flameout and about 10 of the other per day, maybe more). I know that apple cider vinegar and cinnamon are also widely regarded as beneficial for insulin resistance.
My question is, does any one have any experience with any other supplements that may help me in my particular situation? I should add that I will continue to train normally, focusing on big compound lifts and splitting between back, chest, arms and shoulders, and legs. I will also be getting plenty of protein and fat. Any advice will be appreciated.