If by "for real" you mean magic, then no, its not. but if by "for real" you mean, it will aid in fat loss when diet and training are in order, then I believe it will.
i will update my log tomorrow after i wiegh in, check it out then for progress.
I don't do this for my family, my friends, women, accolades, pride, or ego. I do it for me and no one else, its just part of who I am.