Hey Luke! I used to be really into fitness (now my weight yo-yo’s back and forth year to year) and I even sold tank tops to bodybuilders for a while, so I have an idea of what you mean.
A lot of bodybuilders that drop weight for competition actually have enormous rituals around the overeating they plan to do right after competition. It’s crazy and nearly celebrated in the subculture.
Consistency is key for a healthy life for sure. You need to be able to sustain your weight loss so you’re really looking at not just a temporary diet, but a complete lifestyle change.
One day I’ll get back on track, but for now it’s dad life, dad bod. 😂
Great piece, Luke. Thanks for sharing!