How much protein you should eat per day to build muscle at the optimum rate? This question has been debated for years. It still is to this day, though good science points to 1.6 to 2.2 grams per kilogram of bodyweight per day as a pretty good guideline. But one question that probably causes even more controversy and confusion is this one: “How much protein you should eat at each meal?” Differently stated, “How much protein can your body absorb or digest in one sitting?”
Imagine burning fat eating foods like these: Big juicy burgers, chicken nuggets with dipping sauce, rich lasagna, beef stir fry with noodles, and creamy mashed potatoes. What about desserts and treats like ice cream, frosty milkshakes, oven-fresh cookies and chocolataely brownies? It would be great. But we only wish. That's impossible, right? Wrong. Today I eat all that and more weekly or even daily and I stay lean and muscular. But I didn't always enjoy eating this way...
A Burn the Fat Blog Archives Classic. Originally published March 15th, 2010. What’s on the menu at fast food restaurants lately? Ironically enough, the answer increasingly is… “health food!” Even more incongruous, many fast [...]
At our members-only community site, Burn the Fat Inner Circle, we have an ongoing (and somewhat satirical) forum discussion going on called, "The complain about the price of food thread.” We started it [...]
How many carbs can you eat per meal without storing it as body fat? This has become a common question, and a part of the reason is due to low carb diets getting so popular. But you don't have to be scared of carbs, you simply need to know how to set them right for your goals and needs. Follow the 5 "carb-setting factors" in this post and you'll know exactly how many carbs to eat per meal without a doubt
Should you eat 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. These are diets designed to build muscle and burn fat...
The "protein-first" method is a new, alternative, and most important - ultra simple - way of setting your macronutrients, aka "macros" - protein, carbohydrate and fat - that many nutrition coaches are starting to use and embrace because it's so simple. Having a simple method is helpful because crunching macro numbers is one of the first stages in the meal planning process where many people get confused and frustrated
Almost everyone still believes in at least a few protein myths. I admit, I believed some of these myths myself years ago. But the science of optimal protein intake has advanced a lot since then. Also, protein prescription can be very nuanced. "How much protein" can vary based on your goal, current body fat level, training status, age, whether you're in a deficit or surplus, and many other factors. Click to learn more
Is it true that you can lose body fat if you're in a calorie deficit, regardless of what foods you eat? Contrary to what many people think, it is true! If so, then why avoid tasty processed food? You only live once (YOLO), so why not eat anything you want, just being sure to stay in a deficit, and enjoy life? The answer is, calories are the bottom line when it comes to weight loss but there's more to a good nutrition plan than just calories
Almost everyone agrees that too much added sugar is not good for our health or our waistlines. Almost everyone also agrees that a little bit of occasional sugar is fairly harmless. Most people would consider those two points common sense. Yet for years, there's been no consensus about what is a little sugar and what is excessive sugar. Fortunately, a close look at the most recent scientific research, combined with a little common sense gives us some pretty solid guidelines, which you can see in this blog post