Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

April 14th, 2016

Should You Eat More Fat?

A lot of people have been asking me lately, “Should I be eating more fat?” This post will not only answer that question, you’ll also learn how dietary fat fits into the macronutrient tracking and meal planning system used in bodybuilding and fitness diets designed to build muscle and burn fat…

August 5th, 2014

The Green Smoothie Diet and Juice Fasting Craze! Healthy or Hype?

Vegetable juice fasting and green smoothie diets have exploded in popularity in the past few years. Everyone from authors to supplement companies to juicer machine companies to personal trainers (who want something else to sell) are cashing in on this hot nutrition craze. But does it live up to the hype? And is it really healthy? In today’s post, Tom Venuto answers these – and many other questions about “the green smoothie diet” and the juice fasting craze…

November 13th, 2013

4 Bad Justifications For Detoxing

One of the most nonsensical (not to mention irritating) trends in health is “cleansing” or “detox” programs.  They exist in abundance in health circles and can be found everywhere – usually touted as a panacea for any given health problem.  From bookshelves to yoga studios to multi-level marketing campaigns, “cleanses” remain the most prominent socially accepted eating disorder of today.

September 18th, 2013

Saturated Fats:Villain, Hero, Or No Big Deal?

For anyone who hasn’t been  keeping up with all the posts here at Burn the Fat Blog, the team at wrote our “most liked’ post ever a few months ago, in which they talked about the actual science behind 10 popular fat burners. They did a great job taking complex science and making it accessible to you, and so for an encore, I asked them to give us the straight skinny on saturated fats. Here’s what they have to say:

August 24th, 2013

The Secret To Living To 120 With Strength And Health

The average lifespan in the U.S. is now up to 78.7 years (81.2 for women vs 76.2 for men) according to the latest data. We are already living longer, and with advances in medical care on the horizon, lifespan is expected to increase even further. In a recent Pew survey, most respondents said they would like to live longer – but only about a decade more. The median response for the desired lifespan was age 90, with a normal range being seen as 79 to 100. The big surprise was that most people did not want to live to 120 or beyond…

March 11th, 2013

It’s Not About The Body Fat

How they lost 100 lbs or more was the subject of a recent Burn the Fat newsletter. Email flooded in after that, from readers who were inspired by hearing about these huge body fat losses and before/after transformations.  I was inspired too. But sometimes I think we focus too much on the almighty scale and body fat percentage and forget about something even more important…