Losing fat slowly makes sense. The idea is that through small reductions of calories we can avoid shocking our bodies into holding onto fat and instead gently coax it off over time. An attempt to fly under the radar of our starvation defenses, if you will.
It’s great in theory, but not so great in practice—millions of years of evolution mean the human body isn’t so easily tricked.
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If you lift weights you’ll eventually be forced to give some thought to joint health. Well, unless your name is Ronnie Coleman and you have bomb-proof joints. But even Ronnie Coleman succumbed to injuries and required corrective surgery.
Thankfully for the rest of us, lifting and joint health aren’t mutually exclusive.
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The first professional bodybuilder I saw in person was a New Zealand champion. Even though he was well below the level of the top Americans, it was an amazing experience and I’d never seen anything like it. It’s incredible how much muscle the body can carry.
But Ronnie was on a different level.
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It’s one of those terms that sounds like gym mythology, and for about a decade the most consideration I gave it was an eye roll.
But over time as minor injuries occurred and certain muscles refused to do their share, I began to wonder if there might be something to it.
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To be British is to love The Great British Bake Off. It’s become an institution, and is apparently responsible for a surge in baking in the UK. But how on earth does a TV show about an amateur baking competition have such widespread appeal?
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Quest Bars are amazing, but their Calorie content can be more than 30% lower or higher than stated on the label. That’s a difference that could really mount up and effect your results during a diet, especially if you eat more than one per day.
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Apparently “there’s all kinds of yummy blueberry flavor hidden like buried treasure inside these perfectly frosted pockets of deliciousness”. Hmm, possibly a slight exaggeration from the Kellogg’s website. Let’s see how these Blueberry Pop-Tarts stack up.
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Once again I fall for the magic flavor combination of peanuts and chocolate. I’d barely seen these biscuits before they were in my shopping basket. But such a winning formula has a long way to fall if it doesn’t work. Here’s what I found.
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The fitness industry seems to hate the scale. You’ve probably seen headlines like “Don’t Be a Slave to the Scale!”, “Throw Away Your Scales”, or “The 500 Reasons Your Scales Are Useless”.
It’s sensational, but horrible advice. Fat loss is hard enough without throwing away the best tool we have for it.
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I’m always excited by new competition for the standard-setting Quest protein bars. Even if prices aren’t driven down, more choice is always good. Reflex Nutrition’s R-Bars are one of the latest contenders, and the burning question: are they yet another pale Quest imitation, or the new kings of flavor and quality?
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