A meta-analysis of seven clinical trials reveals that taking calcium may yield a weight loss of around 1.5 kilograms per year, … continue reading
The Internet is the best and worst thing ever to happen to the fitness industry. You can find some very … continue reading
Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you know that the omega-3 fish oils—EPA and DHA—offer a number of health … continue reading
Q: There are a lot of books out about detoxing. Will those types of programs help me lose weight, and … continue reading
Burger and fries. Peanut butter and jelly. Pancakes and syrup. Great things often come in pairs but usually end up … continue reading
Q: You’re a great inspiration and my new role model. I’m 16, and I’ve been wanting to bulk up for … 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
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.