Just remember, that no matter what Taubes said in his book, calories do in fact matter.
There are definitely hormones that are at play in regards to body composition, but without a caloric deficit, you will not lose fat.
There are some tricks you can play with as you get leaner, but you're a fair distance out from that.
And if you don't think kettleball squat cleans are difficult, I say, step up to the med-ball
- CJ Kim