Archive for the ‘Weight Loss & Fat Loss’ Category

November 30th, 2018

Why Glycemic Index Diets Probably Won’t Help With Fat Loss

Have you ever been told that to lose weight, you should eat low glycemic index (GI) or (supposedly better) low glycemic load (GL) foods? Or, did you ever read that high GI foods are more likely to turn into fat? (Perhaps, because they “spike insulin?”)  The truth is, glycemic index (GI) and glycemic load (GL) have no impact on fat loss whatsoever (independent of calories), and this has been proven in at least a half a dozen scientific studies.

November 21st, 2018

Could This “Calorie Shifting” Tactic Increase Your Fat Loss?

Eating the same number of calories every day – in a deficit – is the simplest and most common approach for setting up a fat loss program. But did you ever consider that you could intentionally consume different amounts of calories on different days,  shift the way that you monitor your calorie deficit, and that might make it easier to follow your diet and make you a happier eater? It’s true. Read on and find out why…

October 11th, 2018

The Ketogenic Diet: It Works… But I Still Don’t Recommend It (Here’s Why)

Diet popularity comes and goes in cycles. The ketogenic diet – aka “keto” – has re surged in popularity to a high point I have not seen seen in 25 years. Keto and other types of low carb high fat (LCHF) diets are being talked about everywhere on social media, on blogs and in mainstream media to the point where it’s hard to ignore. Actually, I’d rather ignore it (especially the zealotry), but all year long, I’ve been getting earnest questions from readers on a weekly basis, so I felt it was finally time to answer them…

May 17th, 2018

How To Set Up Your Environment For Fat Loss Success

The world is out to get you… fatter! That’s right. Modern society is conspiring against you… plotting and scheming to make you eat more and move less. Scientists even have a name for it: “The obesogenic environment!” Food is everywhere! Labor-saving devices are everywhere! Temptation is everywhere! So is negativity and mediocrity.

May 13th, 2018

Who Burns The Fat And Keeps It Off And Who Gains It Back (According To Science)

Obesity researchers from the University of Surrey in the UK published a fascinating and enlightening study about fat loss and fat loss maintenance that predicted how likely you are to take the fat off and keep the fat off successfully.

May 11th, 2018

Low Carb Intelligence vs Low Carb Stupidity, Revisited

It’s incredible that I’m reprinting this article about low carb diets that I originally wrote in 2004. Yet it’s no surprise either that this has become relevant and worth sharing again because I’ve seen how some diet fads come and go, but others run in cycles every decade or so… they keep coming back…

February 15th, 2018

How Tracking Your Workout Calories Burned Can Sabotage Your Fat Loss

Tracking the calories you burn from your workouts could sabotage your fat loss? What? Aren’t you supposed to do that? Isn’t it a good idea to use fitness trackers to monitor your calorie burn? Don’t you want to know how many calories your 45 minutes on the treadmill burned off? Well, maybe… and fitness trackers can be helpful in many other ways, but if you try to use information about exercise calories burned to make adjustments to the amount of calories you eat, you are in grave danger of committing a massive fat loss mistake…

December 28th, 2017

Daily Fat-Burning Habits: The Simplest Approach To Getting Lean And Staying Lean

Are you overwhelmed with meal planning, calorie and macro number-crunching, or putting together a fat loss plan for the first time? Or, have you been working at it for a while, but you’re having a tough time sticking with a nutrition program that has a lot of details to remember? If so, there is an alternative way you can approach this whole fat loss endeavor – the simple way…

December 15th, 2017

Is It Ever Safe To Cut Calories More Aggressively To Burn Fat Faster?

You’re losing fat too slow. You want to burn fat faster. However, you’ve heard that cutting calories too much will kill your metabolism, tank your hormones and wreak all kinds of havoc in your body, not to mention you’re so hungry on low calories, you’re miserable. But still, you see people doing it all the time – they cut calories lower than they’re supposed to, they get ripped abs, and they don’t seem any worse off for it. That begs an important question…

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!