Interesting. I guess I don't go to "bars" as such enough. That, and this IS central Florida. I've probably seen it and just never thought about it. I still see people at restaurants getting Corona with a lime, though.
I don't directly measure my waist, no, but I've got several pairs of pants that fit nicely a couple of months ago that fall off now. I get comments on a weekly basis from people saying I'm losing weight.
Keto is like the easiest diet you'll ever try, aside from the fact you'll have to be creative with cooking meat in different ways. I like cooking, but I've kept things decidedly simple. I eat lots of eggs, ground beef, steak, cheese, ranch dressing, spinach, and broccoli. That's pretty much been the essence of my meals for the past two plus weeks. You can absolutely crank down your calories and still feel full because of the fat.
There's lots of tips and guides here. Lots of women on there, too, it's not just for asshole hardcore bodybuilder types. This is an entire subforum devoted to keto.
You have to be pretty retarded to be bad at it. Or at least I would think. Most chicks seem to get off really easy on it, and fast...and unlike with penetrative sex, you can tell they're not faking an orgasm, it tastes different and you can feel the spasming if you're also using your finger.
Whoa whoa, I have a dream of being massive? I most certainly do not, nor have I ever said such a thing. I don't need to lose any muscle, all I need to lose is fat. Trust me, I'll look fine when I drop a few bodyfat percentages. Are you implying that LOSING muscle helps you drop fat, or was that just poor sentence wording?
If I was on steroids, I'd already be lean, and have 20 or 30 more pounds of muscle. I'm currently 188 pounds as of last week. I'm already on a keto diet. I have been for two weeks now. I've dropped from 194 (those pictures) to 188 in that length of time.
My lifts are absolutely not impressive for my bodyweight. There are literally dozens of people on Youtube that can deadlift 405 and squat well over 315 at like...155 pounds. I won't even talk about my horrible bench (like 250 max?)
There's a biiiiiiiiiig difference between "bodybuilders" and natural bodybuilders, or just gym enthusiasts. Big, big. A couple of people in this thread have touched on this point.
You will never, ever look ridiculously huge as a "natural" bodybuilder. And by "natural bodybuilder," we're STILL talking about someone here with the right genetics and years of work. If you go to the gym and work your ass off for years, eat right, bulk, and cut, you will "look" "big-ish" for a while. Stand next to a roided out professional bodybuilder, and there's no comparison.
Professional bodybuilders look ludicrous. If you just go to the gym and lift heavy, set goals for yourself, and eat right, eventually you'll look decent enough without looking like some veiny monster.
Like someone else said, if you're not taking roids, or you're not huge, you're not going to look like the hulk with a suit on. If you're lean, you'll look as skinny as someone else off the street, and if you've got some tight clothes on, you can show off a little bit, but that's about the extent of it.
They'll look fine once I'm down to, say, 12 percent bodyfat. Everything will work itself out. I enjoy doing heavy squats and deadlifts, I'm not going to stop. I met weight goals with them (315 for reps on squats, 405 for reps on deadlifts) and don't plan on progressing any further. My weakest compound lift is bench press by far, the only thing I care to raise. Obviously, it's not going to go up while I'm on a cut.
The six pack abs thing is just a personal goal. I like setting goals. If they require too much effort to keep, I'm not all that worried about them.