Category: Lose Fat

How to Detox Your Liver for Faster Fat Loss

Most bodybuilders know that one reason oral anabolic steroids are dangerous is that they must pass through the liver. Can … continue reading

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

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