• Conjugated linoleic acid has gained notoriety as an unsaturated fatty acid that encourages fat loss by decreasing the amount … continue reading
Obese mice who got a daily dose of epigallocatechin-3-gallate—a compound found in green tea—in conjunction with a high-fat diet, gained … continue reading
It doesn’t take an expert to spot an off-season bodybuilding competitor compared to one preparing for a contest. Off-season bodybuilders … continue reading
One of the most eye-opening books on diet around is Why We Get Fat—and What to Do About It by … continue reading
The problem is, the active cultures do not provide enough of the most effective microflora probiotics.
You already know that eating too much simple sugar can make you fat, but did you know it can also … continue reading
Fructose, or fruit sugar, has been getting a bad rep lately, primarily because of high-fructose corn syrup. Before HFC, fructose … continue reading
In “How to Lose 12 Pounds in Just 17 Days” [June ’11 Bottom Line Health], Mike Moreno, M.D., had some … continue reading
Visceral fat, the fat deep in the belly surrounding vital organs, can be dangerous to overall health. Kristen Hairston, from … continue reading
Most diets these days, especially those of bodybuilders, tend to favor low carbs over lowfat plans, the previous trend. According … continue reading
South Beach, Atkins and the Zone are all diets that call for low to no carbs, which can leave you … continue reading
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