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...

5 Tips For Autopilot Fat Loss

2021-09-17T16:54:24-04:00By |Weight Loss & Fat Loss|

While pop diet culture tells us we just need self-discipline and (insert latest diet fad) for fat loss, there are easier, more effective and more long-term-friendly ways to get this done. One of the most effective umbrella strategies of better health and fat loss is shaping your environment: setting your life up in a way that nudges you in a particular direction. In short, we want to automate as much of our daily lives as possible. Here are 5 of the best tips for autopilot fat loss...

How To Set Up Your Environment For Fat Loss Success

2021-09-17T16:03:40-04:00By |Weight Loss & Fat Loss|

Your eating behaviors get set off by environmental triggers. Those triggers are lurking in your kitchen, in your dining room, in grocery stores, in restaurants, and even in the "behavioral norms of social circles." The good news is,  research has uncovered more than a dozen simple, but powerful strategies you can us to create an environment around you conducive to fat loss success

Cardio For Weight Loss: A NEAT Explanation For Why It Fails

2021-09-08T21:15:48-04:00By |Cardio Training, Most Popular, Weight Loss & Fat Loss|

"Why isn't my cardio working?"  Despite not only doing regular cardio for weeks, but actually increasing the duration of your cardio, you might still see no added weight loss and you're wondering what you're doing wrong. You're starting to wonder if cardio for weight loss doesn't work... Actually cardio does work, and when it doesn't, there are specific reasons why it fails - this is one of them...

2 Secrets For Effortless Fat Loss

2021-08-26T16:37:43-04:00By |Weight Loss & Fat Loss|

“Has Tom Venuto lost it? He’s talking about ‘effortless’ fat loss now? Isn’t Tom Venuto the fat loss coach who has preached for years about hard work, persistence and self-discipline while speaking out against gimmicks, fads and “quick and easy” fixes? What’s going on? Has Venuto crossed over to the dark side?”…

Metabolic Adaptation To Weight Loss And How To Fix It

2022-03-31T15:11:52-04:00By |Weight Loss & Fat Loss|

There's a reason why losing weight is not easy, steady or predictable, even when you carefully calculate your calories and try your best to track them: Your body adapts to weight loss and dieting. This metabolic adaptation to weight loss is heavily influenced by numerous hormones. The bad news is you can't stop it. The good news is you can reduce it if you understand what's going on in your body and if you apply the simple strategies you'll learn here...

“You Can’t Out Train A Bad Diet” Doesn’t Mean “Training Doesn’t Work For Weight Loss”

2021-10-26T08:12:06-04:00By |Exercise & Fitness, Weight Loss & Fat Loss|

"You can't out train a bad diet." Basically, this trite saying is trying to convey the idea that if you don’t control your food intake and balance it with your activity, so you sustain a caloric deficit, you won’t lose weight regardless of how much you exercise. Re-stated this way, in the context of energy balance, I don’t think anyone would disagree. However, I'm here to explain how this phrase has gone wrong...

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