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Back when I was a teenager, I was really fat. My highest weight was 104 kg.
I wanted to lose fat and build a nice body. I joined a gym in hopes of getting the body of my dreams, I trusted my coach in guiding me throughout the way.
My Coach told me I should focus on my Calories in vs. Calories out. So I did and I lost a marvelous 20 Kg in a couple of months.
But then, my fat loss rate started to slow down. I sought help on the internet and found out that I should, in fact, focus on the Carbohydrate/fat/protein ratio. This new approach helped me drop down my fat percentage to 8% and build a whopping 22 kg of muscles. A body I have always dreamed of, Nice muscle definitions and visible abs.
But, once you taste the pleasure of building a great body, you are never satisfied, you always want more.
I tried to build more muscle while maintaining my fat percentage, but it was ridiculously difficult. It was like I’m just going round in circles, I lose some fat along with muscle, try to build the muscle back and in turn gain the fat I lost back on.
It was frustrating, I had to find what I was doing wrong. I started asking around, going to competing bodybuilders to review their workout and diet plan. I then discovered that I should be focusing on my Hormones more than anything else!
It was really confusing!
On what should you focus when trying to build the body of your dreams?
Calories In vs. Calories out. OR Fat/Pro/Carb. Ratios. OR Hormone levels?