Does Fasted Cardio Burn More Fat? (An Update)

2023-01-28T13:05:24-05:00By |Cardio Training, Weight Loss & Fat Loss|

Does fasted cardio burn more fat? 20 or 30 years ago, almost everyone in fitness and bodybuilding thought so. You can count me in that group. I was a 1990s and 2000s era competition bodybuilder and I did a lot of fasted cardio first thing in the morning. Back then I also recommended cardio on an empty stomach to my training clients for burning more fat. Today the research is clear: Fasted cardio works, but it doesn't work better than fed cardio. Read the blog to learn why

What Is The Perfect Diet Plan For Fat Loss

2022-11-16T08:30:22-05:00By |Weight Loss & Fat Loss|

When it comes to fat loss while maintaining or building muscle, is there such a thing as a perfect diet plan? If so, is it possible that the bodybuilding-style diet, which has been around since at least the 1990s and probably long before that is still the best fat loss diet, despite countless other diets being available today? If so, why? If not what are the downsides of bodybuilding diets? If "it depends," what does it depend on?...

Another Secret For Effortless Fat Loss

2022-08-26T17:59:42-04:00By |Weight Loss & Fat Loss|

Is it possible to speed up fat loss without any formal cardio training... and do it in a way that feels effortless? The answer is yes. There is a new way of looking at burning calories and increasing fat loss and it doesn't involve running for hours, HIITing yourself to death or spinning until you puke. Effective exercise doesn't have to be an all-out effort - it can actually feel effortless, and even fun

The 5 Biggest Metabolism Myths Debunked

2022-08-05T13:37:55-04:00By |Weight Loss & Fat Loss|

Metabolic damage, starvation mode, metabolic slowdown in middle age, stoking metabolism with more frequent meals, build muscle to boost your metabolism and burn more fat. All of these are myths, or at best half-truths. And yet almost everyone still believes they are true. Read this short post and learn the truth about your metabolism

You Can Eat Processed Food And Still Lose Fat. But Should You?

2022-07-23T17:05:40-04:00By |Food & Nutrition, Weight Loss & Fat Loss|

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

Does HIIT Burn Fat Better Than Steady State Cardio?

2022-04-23T17:47:35-04:00By |Cardio Training, Weight Loss & Fat Loss|

High intensity interval training (HIIT) has been promoted as a time-efficient way of doing cardio. Advocates of HIIT often claim that HIIT is superior to moderate intensity steady-state training (MISS) for fat loss. However, whether HIIT produces more total fat loss over time has not been confirmed in long-term research that measured body composition. A new meta-analysis reviewing 54 different studies has now finally answered the question, which is better, "slow and steady or hard and fast"...

How Many Calories Does A Pound Of Muscle Burn?

2022-05-11T09:56:09-04:00By |Weight Loss & Fat Loss|

You may have heard that muscle burns more calories at rest than fat does. It's true. Three times as much. You may have also heard that when you build more muscle, you'll increase your metabolism. Technically that's also true. You may have even heard the specific claim that each pound of muscle you add to your body burns 50 more calories per day. That is absolutely not true. It's a big myth.

Diet Myths: 20 Things That Quacks, Cons And Charlatans Say

2022-03-25T20:22:42-04:00By |Hall of Shame, Weight Loss & Fat Loss|

It’s an amazing time to be alive. Today, there’s not only more health fitness and nutrition knowledge available at your fingertips than ever before, but also more evidence-based (scientific) information. The problem in this new internet age is that mixed in with some of the best info we have ever had, is an equal if not larger amount of misinformation circulated by quacks, cons and charlatans. In this post, Tom Venuto debunks 20 of the biggest diet myths

Exercise For Weight Loss: Is It Useless? The Calorie Compensation Controversy

2021-10-26T09:13:22-04:00By |Exercise & Fitness, Weight Loss & Fat Loss|

For several years now, there has been a theory that when you exercise more, some of the increased calorie burn is "cancelled" because your basal metabolic rate decreases. An internationally publicized study now appears to confirm this, showing 27.7% "energy compensation." This has caused a number of fitness influencers to start claiming exercise doesn't work for weight loss and that "Weight loss is all diet." But what does a closer look at this research really say? Tom Venuto digs deeper and clears up the controversy...

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