Winter weight gain is a problem. There are many forces conspiring to get you eating more and moving less in the cold months, and studies confirm that this leads to long-term fat gain. Fortunately, these pitfalls are avoidable and the solutions are simple.
Happy Halloween! You think that horror flick you watched or that haunted house you visited was scary? The most terrifying things I’ve ever seen weren't produced by Wes Craven or found in a theme park - they're weight loss fads!
Is bread fattening? Not unless you eat too much of it. Is bread bad for you? Not unless you've got a food intolerance or digestion issue. No reason to hate on bread. The truth [...]
That person you know who seems to eat anything but still stays skinny? You might think he was genetically gifted with a fast metabolism. The truth is, he probably wasn’t. One of the biggest reasons thin people are thin is because of something else entirely different – they have a high level of ...
Sometimes the facts about fat loss are disconcerting. There are truths you may not want to hear, but they’re things you need to hear. As Carl Sagan said, “Better the hard truth than a comforting fantasy.” When you learn and accept the truth about fat loss, it’s only then that real change starts to happen.
Not losing fat? Not gaining muscle? Thinking you need a new diet? Different training plan? Well, hang on. First, how's your sleep? Poor sleep hygiene and sleep deprivation can stop fat loss and muscle growth dead in its tracks. Here is the ultimate checklist of the top 20 tips for better muscle-building, fat-burning sleep, according to science
You're losing fat too slow. You want to burn fat faster. However, you've heard cutting calories too much kills your metabolism, tanks your hormones and makes you miserable. But you see people cut calories lower than they're supposed to, they get ripped abs, and they don't seem worse off for it. What gives?
I get lots of questions about carb cycling for fat loss. That's not surprising because I've been recommending carb cycling for bodybuilding since the 1990s. I wrote about using it for fat loss in [...]
I want to tackle a really interesting question I got from a Burn the Fat Blog subscriber recently. It’s about the best way to get ripped as fast as possible, doing whatever it takes (naturally), with no allowance for failure, no margin for error, no time to lose and the clincher – without losing muscle...
It’s a common belief, especially in the bodybuilding and physique world, that doing cardio fasted (typically first thing in the morning before breakfast) will increase fat loss. In fact, you [...]