Carb cycling has been promoted for by bodybuilders and dieters for years, with success stories reported often. I've personally used it myself and recommended it. But believe it or not, no research has ever been done to confirm whether it's effective. A recent scientific study has now given us new insights
In the last post, I shared 10 of the biggest fat loss diet problems, obstacles and challenges that readers told me were holding them back from reaching their fat loss goals. But in a pandemic year, a lot of people had a LOT of problems. Here are 10 more, along with how to solve them
Many people are struggling with the same fat loss diet problems. A few are almost universal like lack of consistency, struggles with sugar and food cravings, and overwhelm with tracking calories and macros. But for every problem, there is a solution...
I first read about the hierarchy of fat loss over a decade ago, and lately there's been a big resurgence of interest in the topic. Both coaches and athletes alike are keenly interested because so many people are still confused and overwhelmed about nutrition and failing to get results. The hierarchy of fat loss is all about priorities. Get your priorities right and results are guaranteed and overwhelm is gone
Light cakey chocolate protein muffins with macros that almost seem impossible: 117 calories, 16g protein, 9g carbs and 2g fat and that's for a large sized muffin (not a mini, not even a standard). No refined sugar. No oil. No butter. Just deep, dark, chocolate flavor.
The topic of meal planning for improving body composition is terribly misunderstood. On my flexible meal planning webpage, I listed the 8 biggest meal plan myths, but there are even more myths than that. A [...]
What are net carbs? And if your goal is fat loss, do they matter? Should you track them if you’ve chosen a diet with a strict carb limit? Are net carbs even relevant and important, or is it just a marketing gimmick for low carb food products?
I won't keep you in suspense. The secret ingredient in this stovetop cilantro lime rice is... limes! Um, yeah I know that's not exactly secret. Lime is in the recipe name. But I don't mean lime [...]
Nothing beats a good one pot recipe, especially when it's delicious and lean at the same time. One pot creole rice with extra lean ground beef became an instant new favorite from the first time I tried it. I couldn't believe how easy it was to make in one pot on the stovetop
Have you ever had a weight loss expert tell you to “throw away your scale”? Or maybe you heard that too much focus on scale weight can turn you into an obsessive-compulsive? But what if I told you that research supports a strong correlation between daily weigh-ins and long term weight loss success? Yes, I said DAILY weigh-ins. Do you think that’s crazy, or could this habit be something that might help you increase your fat loss success? …