While many diets promise substantial bodyfat loss, they all have a built-in negative factor—bodyfat regain. In fact, about 95 percent … continue reading
Despite the proclamations that coconut oil is a saturated fat that’s bad for you, coconut oil is a bona fide … continue reading
Q: Your physique is amazing, and you’re at a level where people dream to be. Plus, you’re natural, and so … continue reading
Most bodybuilders reduce carb intake when they’re trying to get lean. Some bring their carbs down to almost zero, while … continue reading
In fat cells leucine aids in the release of leptin, which turns off the hunger sensation.
Over the long haul, taking these anti-inflammatory fats not only will contribute to better health but may even improve body composition. Not many foods or supplements can claim that. So the omega-3s should be at the top of your supplement totem pole.
The safe bet is to read labels and avoid high-fructose corn syrup as much as possible.
Q: I’m not overweight, but I’m not as lean as I know I can be. I’ve been training regularly and … continue reading
On April 7, 2010, the United States Food and Drug Administration sent warning letters to six spas that offered “fat-melting … 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
Without thinking that through, your first impulse might be to conclude that a high-fat diet will interfere with gains made through weight training. Consider, however, that the high-fat, low-carb diet is popular among many bodybuilders, and that there’s never been any record of that type of diet inhibiting muscle growth in humans. If anything, the converse is true.
We know that egg yolk contains two very important carotenoids—lutein and zeaxanthin—both of which have been shown to be great for eye health.
Hydroxycitric acid is an extract from the Garcinia cambogia fruit, and it’s been touted as a fat-loss aid. Researchers tested … continue reading
The subjects underwent bodyfat testing, and only those who exercised at least four times a week showed significant bodyfat loss
Conjugated linoleic acid is known as the fat that makes you thin. Studied extensively at the University of Wisconsin’s Food … continue reading
The researchers concluded that timing protein intake may be a simple and effective strategy for increasing energy expenditure. Furthermore, increasing resting energy expenditure could facilitate bodyfat reduction and improve body composition if nutritional intake is stable.
• Fiber in excess may reduce calcium absorption. If you take in more than about 25 grams of fiber a … continue reading
If you’re looking for a complete, simplified guide to lower-carb dieting, this is it. As authors Stuart L. Trager, M.D., and Colette Heimowitz, M.Sc., say in the introduction, “On Atkins, people don’t just become trimmer, they take charge of their lives—sometimes for the first time.” To use a buzzword, it’s empowering.
Simply put, pyruvate is formed during the metabolism, or digestion, of sugars and starches. It’s a key compound that jump-starts the metabolic pathway known as the Krebs cycle, in which chemical and enzyme actions produce ATP and/or its direct precursors to power your workouts. In practical terms, pyruvate can be compared to the key that starts your car.
Conjugated linoleic acid, or CLA, has gained force as an unsaturated fatty acid that encourages fat loss by decreasing the … continue reading
So here we have CNA and butyric acid; both are types of fats. Yet both have potential for helping along bodyfat loss and perhaps enhancing metabolic rate.
You see a lot of bodybuilders bulk up in the off-season. You may have wondered if that’s a good way … continue reading
You may remember the diet from years ago that had people eating lots of grapefruit. It all sounded like wishful … continue reading
Q: I’m looking for advice. I have stubborn belly fat—I’m 45—but am pretty tight everywhere else. I’ve competed naturally for … continue reading
So the first rule is to choose the lowest-carb libation. A good choice is wine at four grams of carb per glass.