The fattest I've ever been was 226 lbs and almost 30% body fat. Now days I range from around 10-12% body fat all year long. I want to get leaner, but it hasn't happened. And I can explain why.
To lose all the weight I tried many different strategies and they all worked. I've done low carbs, low fat moderate carbs, intermittent fasting, paleo, and so on. What each and every one of these approaches have in common is that they all some how resulted in a calorie reduction, and I stuck to them long enough to see the results.
So this is why I know exactly why I haven't gotten any leaner. It was the same thing to get from 220 lbs to 207 lbs, the same to get from 207 lbs to 200 lbs, the same to get from 200 lbs down to 190 lbs, and the same to get from 190 lbs to 175 lbs. Its the same thing every time. Find a way to comfortably reduce calories for a long enough time to see significant results.
In other words, if I didn't lose any weight further than that its ONLY because I didn't bother to dedicate myself to doing so. I was doing well for a while and got down to 170 lbs at one point. My overall goal is to get down into the lower 160's or what ever I have to in order to get that ripped look.
But what happened? I ended up having to work 72 hour weeks for a while and my diet had to take a temporary set back, because I just didn't seem to have it in me to organize during that time. So, I ended up getting back to 180 lbs eventually.
However, I do know exactly what I need to do in order to finally drop the weight. I just have to dedicate myself for several weeks or more and do it.
So this is the only question I want to ask you. Did you dedicate yourself to reducing calories for several weeks just like you might have done before while on a different style diet? My bet is no. But this is what you have to do. It will work. I promise. Do it for several weeks.
I tell you what. Try it. And if you come back in 8 weeks with zero progress, I'll eat an entire pizza and ice cream just for you. LOL!!! I don't really want to do that. But I'm just saying that's how confident I am that it will work.