If any of you guys have problems staying lean or losing weight then read this. I'm an insulin resistant former fatty. Your body is always wanting to get back to its former self so it is an everyday battle if you have a naturally slow metabolism and are insulin resistant. We think it's not fair that we have to count grains of rice while our buddy is downing ice cream and can't gain weight. Well, it's the cards you were delt so fucking man up and deal with them. Here are a few tips that will help you when in frustrating times. 1) If you are not losing weight, then you are eating too much. It's that plain and simple. Period. 2) Bread, fruit, milk products, and artificial sweeteners are the devil for us. If you can't drop anymore weight then these are the next thing to cut out of your diet. I guarantee that these things make your body hold on to weight. 3) I have found that an almost zero carb diet works well for us. If you are insulin resistant, carbs have almost zero affect on your energy levels and you can function just fine without them. 4) Yes, I know this sux but what works best is meat and veggies. That's it, plain and simple. 5) I have found that glutamine, creatine, bcaa's or anything else that isn't organic makes me hold on to weight. 6) If you're stuck and can't seem to lose that last 10-20 pounds, cut out all of the above for a few weeks and then introduce them back into your diet slowly after you've lost the desired amount of weight. 7) We can't go all out on a cheat meal. If we go all out on a cheat meal, then you'll consume 8-10 thousand calories easily. You'll blow the entire week of dieting and cardio on one meal and then take another week to get back down and then repeat. It's a viscious cycle. One thing that works for me is a cheat meal that consists of a steak, plain and dry sweet potatoe, salad, 1 glass of red wine and a protein cookie. That's it. 8) Yes, this sux. Yes, this is strict. No, this is not fun and it's not socially acceptable. No, you can't eat whatever your friends eat and absolutely no alcohol. IF you have a build and metabolism like mine, then this is the price that you are going to have to pay in order to look the way that you want to look. Sorry if this bursts anyones bubble, it's just the facts.