I've tried IF with a low-carb diet (no fruit, no grains) to shrink my love handles and the little belly fat I have. I'm "skinny fat" male, my height is 5'8" (174 cm.), my weight is 139 lbs. (63 kg.). I'm at 21% fat, very few muscles.
I've been having my breakfast (shake with 3 eggs, a little cream and whey proteins) and my lunch (usually meat with vegs) and skipping my dinner.
I've read one should preferably NOT to skip breakfast because of the fact that cortisol rises in the morning (Jack Kruse).
I haven't lost a single gram of my belly fat/love handles.
I'm wondering about the causes of this.
Few calories = more cortisol? Few meals = more cortisol? Less carbs = more cortisol? Coffee = more cortisol?
What should I try?