Category Archives for Weight loss

Cold Thermogenesis

Cold thermogenesis, or the generation of heat through exposure to cold, has become popular recently, or as popular as something like this can become. What’s the reality and how much is hype behind

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Why a Low-Carb Diet Is Best for Weight Loss

If you want to lose weight, you have a number of choices. The most popular is to cut calories and eat a low-fat diet. A way that’s becoming more popular, because it works much better, is to cut carbohydrates.

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Muscle, Fat, and Weight Loss

The best thing you can do to get and keep a trim body is to pay attention to your body composition, the proportion of muscle and fat your body has. Unfortunately, hardly anyone knows or does this. This

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Weight Training and Extra Protein Build Muscle During Fat Loss

In a previous article I discussed how a group of overweight Boston Cops lost fat and gained muscle at the same time. Another study has done something similar and showed how to lose fat and gain muscle

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Why Exercise Doesn’t Burn Fat

Aerobic exercise doesn’t hold a candle to weight lifting when it comes to fat loss, the reasons for which were explored in a previous post and in my book, Muscle Up. In a nutshell, only resistance

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Nothing to lose but your man boobs

Awhile I back I wrote a post, Most people in the gym are not even trying, about the relative merits of aerobic exercise (“cardio”) and weightlifting, and I expanded the theme into a book,

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Resistance training is critical for weight loss

“Weight loss” is a misnomer: when people want to lose weight, it means they want to lose fat. Unfortunately, when fewer calories are consumed than expended, along with fat, muscle is lost as

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How aerobic exercise causes fat gain and muscle loss

For several decades now, mainstream health and fitness authorities have recommended aerobic exercise, also known as endurance exercise or “cardio”, as the best way to exercise and get fit.

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Ten Best Books on Health and Fitness

If you’re looking for a few good books on health and fitness, you won’t go wrong with any of these. I don’t claim to have read all the most important books in this area, but these are

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Short-term fasting + exercise for fat loss

I’ve previously written about fed vs fasted workouts, and why you might want to choose one over the other. The short answer is that for fat loss, one should consider a fasted workout, and for muscle

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Multi-supplement promotes weight loss and improves metabolic health

Many people are skeptical when it comes to dietary supplements, believing that one can get all the nourishment they need from food only, and also that supplements are more or less a scam pushed by the

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Low-Carbohydrate Diet Beats Others for Weight Loss

Weight loss and the myth of saturated fat   What’s the best diet for weight loss? Much controversy swirls around this question because although diets like the low-carb Atkins diet have had great

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Anxiolytic, Nootropic, and Fat-Burning Theanine

Health-protective effects of green tea A fairly large amount of research has studied green tea and its components, because they “may contribute to a reduction in the risk of cardiovascular disease

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How to lose fat

The above diagram is taken from a paper by Jeff Volek and co-authors, Low-Carbohydrate Diets Promote a More Favorable Body Composition Than Low-Fat Diets (pdf). It shows that the breakdown of fat, or lipolysis,

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