but really, who wants to diet for a fucking year?
No one, that is why we should encourage life-style changes instead of ‘dieting’ for 2-3 months.
I’ll get to 190 and hold there as long as I want; at some point I’ll decide I want to squat over 500 pounds again and I’ll get fat for a bit. No biggy. “Lifestyle Change” is good and all, but with a little discipline you can change your body at will and move towards whatever goal you want.[/quote]
The point is, a majority of people, are NOT like you. You have so much knowledge and experience with this that you understand that its just a matter of manipulating the caloric equation(this includes training for the output part),
most people think losing and/or maintaining weight is a miracle/magic/product-of-tremendous-amount-of-work… which is simply NOT true.
It’s about consistency. If you consistently fall within your macro-ranges, you don’t need to give up carbs, fats, or any individual macro-nutrient.
It is true though, that the body can survive with exactly 0grams of carbs, but it cannot survive without protein or fats. [/quote]
I agree with your statements about the way most people go about this stuff; but it seems like aiming to be average is a piss-poor way to go about attaining a goal. The OP is 23 and has plenty of time to learn how his body works. It is, obviously, his choice, but he came to T-Nation looking for answers, not Jenny Craig, so I suspect he’s looking to be better than average. All it takes is a decision and some commitment to learn. Seriously, this time next year he could be a jacked mother fucker if he sets his mind to it.