Haha, as in I share the same "end goal" as the women you taught in China and Vietnam?
As for cutting down carbs I mentioned this to tsantos but I'll just paste my response here:
The one issue I have is, take dinner for example, I was bought up eating curry with roti (basically flour and water so high in carbs), and realistically speaking (as I'm on a gap year so I'll be spending a whole year eating foods made by my mum) I will be continue to eat it. Now I've thought out 3 solutions to this (but let me know if any of them a pointless)
Solution 1) Completely cut out roti etc on a temporary basis and then slowly reintroduce after losing fat. (like I presume you are doing on your low carb diet as that's what most people tend to do)
Solution 2) Half the amount of roti consumed. This I can keep up with on a long term basis compared to a complete cut.
Solution 3) Carb cycle. So compensate for eating roti by an intense training session. Again, fairly straightforward to keep up with on a long term basis.
I appreciate that in order to reach goals you need to make sacrifices. But the end figure doesn't require the same level of strictness or discipline as an athlete or a bodybuilder so surely I can work around the roti, no?
I want to work hard and I'm willing to make sacrifices but there is a level to which you have to be honest to what your lifestyle is set to be and how you can maintain that in a long run (I hope that makes sense)
2) Squats were always one of my best. Anything else in specific?