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Making weight, losing fat and a decade of experience...

OK, so it's been ten years since I started getting serious about my health / fitness. As you will have seen from other posts on the blog, it started as a result of 30 being around the corner and having always felt "skinny-fat" since childhood. Here's what I've achieved / tried / learned during this time: Got a six-pack. Lost it many, many times (bulked too quickly). Set local powerlifting records. Recently, lost some powerlifting records (I still hold the total and deadlift). Tried 3 meals a day... 6 meals a day (hated it). 1 meal a day (loved it and still essentially do this). Tried 3 times a week in the gym... and every other day... and every day. Experiment with rep ranges and sets. Tried cardio. Gave up cardio. Got tired. Overtrained. Got "depressed" (I use it in the temporary sense, not the medical sense). Got happy again. Tried high-carb... high fat... keto... zero carb (no plants - I really missed crunchy, fresh veg