The modern computer lifestyle common for humanoids in the cities contributes to the global accumulation of fat cells but is not the primary benefactor of XXXL clothing shops.
As I have previously written, there are two primary elements that turn people into swines – the reign of corporate fascism shoving the wonders of the chemical industry in your face and the lack of will power.
The body operates like a car with a highly economical engine. This facilitates survival and is the reason why running for 30 minutes at any tempo does not give you the right to destroy five big menus at McDonald’s. If we truly need so much energy to sustain our presence on Earth, the human race would have failed to survive so many wars and depressions. Therefore, eating in moderation is the key to avoiding Fatsoland.
On the Internet, everybody is 220lbs at a ”relatively low body fat”. Amusing story, bros. I am almost sorry to inform you that you are way fatter than what your imagination suggests. There are many naive lifting nerds who think that they are 17% body fat when they are 27% or even 37%. When those individuals diet down they are unpleasantly surprised. They lose 20lbs/9kg only to remain fat. Then, they lose 5lbs/2.2 kg without the smallest sign of visible abs. Many give up at this point and say, ”Dieting is for the homo bodybuilders wearing shiny metallic thongs. Real men have curves.”
However, some brave permabulkers go all the way and lose close to 60lbs/27kg of fatso mass only to see a skinny person in the mirror and realize that it was all a lie. Eating like a ”real man” does not make you naturally big. It makes you fat. This fact could be very depressing and is the reason why many lifters never diet or jump out of the window in the middle of their cutting phase.
Individuals who are naturally hysterical, angry and explosive can raise some serious hell when they are in cutting mode. Many bodybuilders slap their girlfriends during contest preparation. It happens more often than you think.
Another reason why dieting is so hard is the fact that the pain continues throughout the whole day. When you train, it’s only for an hour. When you diet, you are constantly under oppression. I‘ve heard of dieting martyrs who overload on sugar-free chewing gums just to get some of that 21st-century technological taste in their mouths. This is not recommended by the way. Read the side effects written on the chewing gum labels to learn why.
Constantly dreaming of food can drive you crazy, especially during the beginning (adaptation) phase which is the hardest stage of any diet. I definitely felt the pain during my intermittent fasting experiment at the beginning of this year. I recall feeling like a hungry wolf the first few days. I wanted to eat whatever just to end the misery. One evening, only an hour or two before the end of my fast, I ”stole” a few candies from a reception desk. However, at the end of the diet, I was so used to it that I kept eating that way for a few extra weeks.
For many humanoids, the most painful part of dieting is rejecting the seduction of the modern world. There are traps everywhere. Junk food is constantly pushed in your face.
All dieting warriors dream of eating like “normal people” also known as low bar food whores who have no problem swallowing hot dogs made out of cheap soy and animal food.
Sadly, healthy nutrition does not equal leanness by default either. If your calories are super high, you will get fat even if you eat food from heaven. This life feature has a good side too – it allows you to cheat a little bit without suffering severe consequences.
Most of the time, I follow the 90/10 rule – 90% good food, 10% bad food. It keeps me sane and far away from Fatsoland.