Statistics show that more than 34 percent of Americans are obese, and both the figures and the waistlines are constantly … continue reading
Taylor Matheny is a Los Angeles–based fitness trainer and chef. She studied sports nutrition while learning culinary techniques and is … continue reading
While many diets promise substantial bodyfat loss, they all have a built-in negative factor—bodyfat regain. In fact, about 95 percent … continue reading
“I follow a plant-based diet and encourage others to do the same for optimal health and vitality, to live compassionately, and to leave less of a footprint on our Earth when I leave.”
The first part of this book is packed with pretty basic nutrition advice—you know, eat four to six meals a … continue reading
Q: What do you think about the value of eating oats? A: Oats do contain a relatively high level of … continue reading
High-carb, low-carb or no-carb diets—which is best for bodybuilders trying to get lean without sacrificing muscle? That’s a tough question … continue reading
“More energy (calories) is spent digesting and absorbing high-fiber foods. In fact, if you increase your fiber intake to 35 … continue reading
Getting enough potassium in your diet means better blood pressure and muscle function. Unfortunately, the Institute of Medicine of the … continue reading
If you don’t get out in the sun often, take vitamin D supplements, at least 2,000 international units per day. And always supplement in the winter.
If you’re looking for something to give your salads a healthier punch, try mushrooms. A study published in the Journal … continue reading
When it’s time to get lean, that usually means reducing carbohydrates. Most bodybuilders tend to increase protein as they reduce carbs in order to feed muscle tissue and starve fat. The problem is that the fiber that keeps us regular is mostly found in carbohydrate foods.
Many studies have shown the health benefits of red wine, but now there is another reason to drink it—or at … continue reading
Lots of studies have demonstrated the health benefits of chocolate, and new research suggests it’s good for you. Women who … continue reading
In previous studies a short-term calorie reduction didn’t seem to hurt performance. Similar findings have occurred in studies where carbohydrate intake was reduced in bodybuilders and other athletes.
You rarely see an elite bodybuilding champion who’s also a vegetarian. There are, however, some notable exceptions. One is Andreas … continue reading
Have you been feeling lethargic lately? Check your saturated-fat intake. A recent study out of Great Britain reports that rats … continue reading
• Fiber in excess may reduce calcium absorption. If you take in more than about 25 grams of fiber a … continue reading
A study recently published in Free Radical Biological Medicine found that air pollutants in urban environments significantly reduce antioxidants in the … continue reading
• Flaxseed can help reduce estrogen metabolites in the body, which means a higher testosterone count. Try flaxseed in your … continue reading
Just looking at “G-Force,” as he’s called, you can clearly see that his genetics are better than the average man’s. Yet even he failed to make any meaningful gains in his earliest years of lifting weights.
The essential aspect of the balanced-diet concept is that it doesn’t come naturally.
One popular snack food can be a godsend for bodybuilders. I’m talking about nuts, which are calorie dense and loaded … continue reading
Magnesium deficiency may be the cause of some muscle pain and spasms after a workout. Try a combination calcium-magnesium supplement to reduce postworkout pain.
Mixed muscle protein synthesis at rest was higher when the subjects got the faster proteins. In fact, with whey it was about 93 percent greater than with casein and about 18 percent greater than with soy.