^ This is the whole thing in a nutshell.
In the opening post, I tried to emphasize that it’s about physique change, not just fat loss.
I used this example a long while back, but this guy gained 20 solid pounds in three months. (Full disclosure, he was 18 years old, 6’2", and 160 in the before pic). Bottom line is that, while plenty of people need to lose fat to look better, it’s definitely not everyone. As long as you’re honestly self-assessing, then you can figure out what needs doing.