December 8th, 2017

Ridiculous Supplement Company Ads: A Cautionary Tale

The last time I bought a muscle magazine must have been 13 or 14 years ago. But I confess, the other day in the gym, there were three bodybuilding mags sitting on the bike, and I flipped through them as I was pedaling. As I saw the number of supplement ads and the outlandish things they said, it reminded me of one of the reasons I stopping buying magazines in the first place…

November 29th, 2017

The Shocking Truth About Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS)

The “Shocking” truth about electrical muscle stimulation (EMS). Shocking… Get it?  Get it? Sorry, terrible pun. I couldn’t resist. But this deserves to poked fun at. “Attach electrodes to your stomach, turn on the current, and zap! Just like that, you have six pack abs!” These claims are downright hilarious! Yet people fall for this every day because, like so many exercise and diet myths, they have their origins in legitimate science and therapy, but then become bastardized into BS. Read on, and you will be shocked how a recent study picked apart the muscle-building and fat-burning claims of EMS and uncovered the truth…

November 17th, 2017

Why Do Most People Gain The Fat Back?

The questions about how to lose fat are endless.  They are asked perpetually on facebook, in magazines, at the gym, in doctor’s offices, in schools, on podcasts, on talk shows. But ironically, the most important question we could be asking – the one that would make the most difference if it were answered and acted on – is not asked often enough, and it’s not even about how to lose fat – it’s about how to keep fat off.

November 16th, 2017

Best Way Ever Invented to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Every November and December I see articles about how to avoid holiday weight gain. Some of them are on mainstream news or gossip websites and the advice is rather simplistic. They often include tips like: Never go to a party hungry, rotate every alcoholic drink with a seltzer water, enjoy holiday food but only in small portions, and don’t just decorate your tree, decorate your plate (with colorful veggies). Maybe useful, but not Earth shattering.

November 13th, 2017

Tom Venuto’s Epic And Unusual Journey On The 2650-Mile Pacific Crest Trail, Pt 3

In the third and final part of Tom Venuto’s interview about his trek on the Pacific Crest Trail, he talks about what mistakes he made on his hike, post trail depression, did he form bad eating habits, how to transition back into normal eating,  does metabolism change after a thru-hike, is muscle memory working after returning to full-time lifting, and much more…

November 10th, 2017

Tom Venuto’s Epic And Unusual Journey On The 2650-Mile Pacific Crest Trail, Pt 2

In part two of Tom Venuto’s interview about his trek on the Pacific Crest Trail, he talks about what kind of nutrition plan fuels 20 to 30 miles a day of hiking, how does body composition and body weight change from burning 5000 to 6000 calories a day, how should you train to get in hiking shape before a long distance trek, what do you learn about the human body from hiking a 2650 mile scenic trail, what was the most difficult challenge on the trail, and much more…

November 9th, 2017

Tom Venuto’s Epic And Unusual Journey On The 2650-Mile Pacific Crest Trail, Pt 1

Hi everyone, it’s Katherine Wilson here. I’m the Burn the Fat Challenge director at  I’m super excited because I have a special guest with me – it’s none other than Tom Venuto himself.  For our readers and listeners here, Tom needs no introduction, but the short version is, Tom is the author of two books, Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle and the Body Fat Solution, and he’s the founder of Burn the Fat Inner Circle online fitness community, a natural bodybuilder for over 30 years and now, he’s also a long-distance hiker. Tom, thank you so much for taking the time for this interview today

November 8th, 2017

Tom Venuto’s Epic And Unusual Journey On The 2650-Mile Pacific Crest Trail: Introduction

In May of 2017, I embarked on a quest to hike the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) on the West coast of the United States. It was both the hardest thing I ever did and the most rewarding experience of my life. In those four months of backpacking, I learned some incredible lessons about success and setting and achieving goals and I talk about this in my first interview, which will be published here at Burn the Fat Blog. But first, an introduction.

October 21st, 2017

The 7 Scariest Weight Loss Diets

Happy Halloween! You think that horror flick you watched or that haunted house you visited was scary? The most terrifying thing I’ve ever seen was not produced by Wes Craven or found in a theme park, it’s what I see some people do to themselves to lose weight. Take a look at these SEVEN scary diets… but reader beware if you’re easily grossed-out!

May 2nd, 2017

Minimalist Weight Training For Strength And Muscle

How do you get stronger, improve your maximum lifts and also improve your physique overall if you only have two days a week to dedicate for lifting? What’s the best approach to weight training when increasing both strength and muscle is the goal but you have extremely limited time?