Progress in the last few decades has made fat loss too easy. It’s no longer enough of a challenge or badge of honor for anyone who considers themselves hardcore, so we need a special method to prove the toughness of our mettle. It took many years of research and experimentation, but here it is, the absolute worst fat loss diet.Continue reading “The Absolute Worst Fat Loss Diet”
Good food is one of life’s best pleasures. But so is being fit and lean. You don’t have to choose one or the other, though—you can eat anything and burn fat (or stay lean, or build muscle). Any healthy person can do it, and there are no exotic supplements, drugs, or extreme exercise regimes needed. Here’s how you can have your donuts and eat them too.Continue reading “How to Eat Anything and Burn Fat”
You may have heard, but calories in vs calories out is a myth and fatness is actually all about hormones and carbohydrates. You may have also heard the exact opposite, that calories are all that matter. So what’s the truth, and which angle should we tackle body composition from?Continue reading “Calories in vs Calories Out: Fact or Fiction?”
Calorie counting is a finicky business. It means weighing food, looking up databases, nutrition label reading, and keeping track of everything consumed. It’s a lot more effort than merely eating whatever we feel like, and adds a layer of complexity to life that many people find unwelcome.
But is it even necessary?Continue reading “Should You Count Calories?”
Carrying too much body fat sucks. When you make up your mind to lose it you want it gone yesterday, so naturally you want the best fat loss diet.
And what makes the best fat loss diet? Obviously it’s the one that enables the most efficient and maximal weight loss, right?
It seems self-evident, but it’s the wrong focus and normally leads to complete failure.Continue reading “The Best Fat Loss Diet”
Reverse dieting is possibly the single most important thing for permanent leanness. With my history of yo-yo dieting it really did change my life, and it’s now one of the key concepts in my whole approach to physical development.
But it’s not well-studied, so using it is a matter of experimentation. My own testing has shown a possible unpleasant surprise—a sort of metabolic whiplash if you will. In the following I’ll explain what it is and how to deal with it to avoid setbacks.Continue reading “Reverse Dieting & Metabolic Whiplash”
Being ultra-lean is fun. Even beyond appearance, it means that a lot of planning and effort paid off, and you’ve achieved something extraordinary. However, staying super lean is rare, and it’s very common for all that work to be lost in a post-diet fat rebound.
It happened to me many times so I experimented with ways to keep body fat low. I found it can be achieved, but also that if you push it too far for too long there’s a price to pay.Continue reading “The Dark Side of Staying Super Lean”
You’ve been dieting. You’ve lost a lot of weight and are looking impressively lean, but constant hunger has set in. In front of you is a feast. It looks and smells utterly intoxicating.
Surely letting loose for just one meal can’t hurt… can it?Continue reading “Fat Gain From a Single Meal”
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.Continue reading “Fast Fat Loss Best?”
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.Continue reading “How to Count Quest Bar Calories”