Category: Lose Fat

What’s the most important meal of the day?

/ Posted 03.18.2014

What’s the most important meal of the day? If you answered, “Breakfast,” then you need to take a remedial course … continue reading

No Progress with Low Calorie Diets?

/ Posted 03.16.2014

Q: I’ve restricted my calories to lose weight, but I’m barely making any progress on my body composition—plus I’m miserable. … continue reading

How Intermittent Fasting Works to Blast Off Blubber

Intermittent fasting is becoming increasingly popular. What is it? One version is a two-days-a-week diet. Twice a week you eat … continue reading

Why Most Diets Fail

/ Posted 02.01.2014

It’s a common observation that most diets fail, but the reason they fail isn’t about the weight loss. In fact, … continue reading

Tropical Superfood and Fat Blaster?

/ Posted 01.02.2014

Q: Is coconut oil really a “superfood” that will help reduce belly fat and improve quality of life, or is … continue reading

Part-time Vegan: Odd Diet for Dropping Bodyfat

The headline in the ’13 Prevention was catchy: “Eat Like This, Never Diet Again.” Hmm. An all-vegetable meal plan? Not … continue reading

Dieting to Get Ripped?

/ Posted 12.02.2013

All bodybuilders get a lot of the same questions often, even from other bodybuilders. “Normal” people will ask each other … continue reading

Lowfat Diets Are So Passé

/ Posted 11.09.2013

Long before Atkins and others popularized the low-carb diet, bodybuilders were using the strategy. In fact, they were doing it … continue reading

The Lean Body Promise, 2nd Edition

/ Posted 11.03.2013

A well-known problem with most diets is that they fail. It happens because they don’t focus enough—or sometimes at all—on … continue reading

Potassium for Muscle Gain, Fat Loss and Health

There’s been a lot of talk about high-sodium diets and how too much salt can damage health. It’s hidden in … continue reading

Plyometrics for Fat Loss, Zinc Supplements and Testosterone Levels

/ Posted 08.16.2013

Q: Is there any value in performing plyometrics for fat loss? A: I realize that some so-called boot camp programs … continue reading

Losing Loads of BodyFat

/ Posted 08.10.2013

Q: I would like to lose bodyfat and, if possible, build a little muscle at the same time. I’m 39 … continue reading

Bodyfat Beat Down

/ Posted 08.03.2013

Researchers tell us that those who brave the scale regularly and monitor their weight are far more successful at controlling … continue reading

Does Protein Make You Fat?

/ Posted 07.25.2013

Self-styled experts often attribute various side effects to long-term high-protein diets—dehydration, calcium and bone loss, kidney disease and even increased … continue reading

How to Grow Muscle and Keep Your Fat Level Down

/ Posted 07.18.2013

Q: Congratulations on once again winning the Natural Mr. Universe. In the past I have tried bulking up and cutting … continue reading

Fat-Loss Solutions

/ Posted 07.03.2013

by Eric Serrano, M.D., and Scott H. Mendelson Photography by Michael Neveux   During the peak of summer new clients from … continue reading

My Get-Lean Diet

/ Posted 05.22.2013

I usually write about training in this space; however, it’s important to remember that the muscle you build is much … continue reading

Curb Your Urge to Binge

When you begin a fat-loss diet, it’s not so bad—if you make your calorie reductions gradual. Even so, appetite starts … continue reading

Green Coffee Extract: Get Lean With the Bean

It’s the latest fat-loss miracle, touted even by Dr. Oz: green coffee extract. According to the December ’12 Health, Oz … continue reading

High Protein to Burn More Fat?

/ Posted 05.02.2013

A high protein diet is an essential part of the equation for adding muscle. The cornerstone of increased muscle hypertrophy, … continue reading

Stress, Body Fat and Cortisol

/ Posted 04.15.2013

Bodybuilders tend to associate higher cortisol with muscle catabolism, or breakdown. It’s true that cortisol is the major catabolic hormone … continue reading

3 Doctors’ Tricks for Shrinking Fat Stores

You may be familiar with the syndicated TV show “The Doctors.” No, it’s not a soap opera; it’s a group … continue reading

Juiced Up for Faster Recovery

/ Posted 04.01.2013

There has been a multitude of recent research concerning the health-restorative benefits of a number of power foods and fruits—including … continue reading

Wheat: Is Gluten Making You Gorge?

There has been a lot of negative press about wheat lately, specifically the gluten it contains. Statistics suggest that up … continue reading

Why We Get Fat

The obesity epidemiic is not a matter of eating too much. Gary Taubes, author of Why We Get Fat and … continue reading

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