This is probably off-topic, but to get a leaner, fitter shape, I would need to remove body fat, right?
So protein is nowhere applicable to what I want: thinner, slimmer, and more cut (not necessarily buff)?
No you couldnt be more wrong. Ive been cutting right now for 7 weeks on the cutdiet( you can find it on bodybuilding.com) and ive lost 30 lbs. And basically all i eat is protien, a little fibrous carbs, and fats. You cannot maintain muscle without protien. Whats the point of being lean without muscle?( idont see one anyway)
& to the op, MAN UP. Just go to the gym, once you get in a routine it only becomes hard NOT to go to the gym. Ive been going steadily for the last 3 yrs through having 2 children, at one point 4 jobs, school and all that shit. If its something you want to be serious about youll find the time.Oh and dont wory about supps, just take a good protien powder like ON like dude said. And eat alot of clean foods. ALOT, a beginner who eats right and enough can make monstrous gains in a year. like 40+ lbs of muscle no lie.