Category: Lose Fat

Calcium for Fat Loss

/ Posted 01.07.2012

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

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Milk: Fitness Food or Health Scourge?

/ Posted 12.27.2011

The Internet is the best and worst thing ever to happen to the fitness industry. You can find some very … continue reading

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Eat Fat, Burn Fat, and Build More Muscle

/ Posted 09.26.2011

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

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Detoxing to Lose Weight

/ Posted 08.29.2011

Q: There are a lot of books out about detoxing. Will those types of programs help me lose weight, and … continue reading

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Baked Sweet Potato Fries

/ Posted 08.28.2011

Burger and fries. Peanut butter and jelly. Pancakes and syrup. Great things often come in pairs but usually end up … continue reading

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Nutrition for Beginning Bodybuilders

/ Posted 07.20.2011

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

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Need to Lose Bodyfat? Try A Mini-Fast

/ Posted 07.10.2011

While many diets promise substantial bodyfat loss, they all have a built-in negative factor—bodyfat regain. In fact, about 95 percent … continue reading

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Coconut a Fat Burner?

/ Posted 07.06.2011

Despite the proclamations that coconut oil is a saturated fat that’s bad for you, coconut oil is a bona fide … continue reading

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Strength, Bodyweight and Conditioning

/ Posted 07.03.2011

Q: Your physique is amazing, and you’re at a level where people dream to be. Plus, you’re natural, and so … continue reading

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Curb Carbs to Foil Fat

/ Posted 05.18.2011

Most bodybuilders reduce carb intake when they’re trying to get lean. Some bring their carbs down to almost zero, while … continue reading

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Protein for Fat Loss and Muscle Maintenance

/ Posted 05.16.2011

In fat cells leucine aids in the release of leptin, which turns off the hunger sensation.

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Eicosapentaenoic Acid

/ Posted 03.25.2011

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.

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High-Fructose Corn Syrup Snafus

/ Posted 03.13.2011

The safe bet is to read labels and avoid high-fructose corn syrup as much as possible.

HCG Diet: Losing That Last 10 Pounds

/ Posted 01.05.2011

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

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Fat-Dissolving Injections

/ Posted 01.02.2011

On April 7, 2010, the United States Food and Drug Administration sent warning letters to six spas that offered “fat-melting … continue reading

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Fiber Up to Lean Down

/ Posted 12.18.2010

“More energy (calories) is spent digesting and absorbing high-fiber foods. In fact, if you increase your fiber intake to 35 … continue reading

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Science Is Not Infallible

/ Posted 10.31.2010

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.

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Egg-cellent Protein for Muscle and Health

/ Posted 10.28.2010

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.

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Gut Away With HCA

/ Posted 09.13.2010

Hydroxycitric acid is an extract from the Garcinia cambogia fruit, and it’s been touted as a fat-loss aid. Researchers tested … continue reading

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Max Out Fat Loss

/ Posted 08.08.2010

The subjects underwent bodyfat testing, and only those who exercised at least four times a week showed significant bodyfat loss

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Fat-to-Muscle Reshuffle

/ Posted 07.30.2010

Conjugated linoleic acid is known as the fat that makes you thin. Studied extensively at the University of Wisconsin’s Food … continue reading

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Put Your Protein Where Your Mouth Is

/ Posted 06.27.2010

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.

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Food Facts

/ Posted 06.24.2010

• Fiber in excess may reduce calcium absorption. If you take in more than about 25 grams of fiber a … continue reading

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The All-New Atkins Advantage

/ Posted 06.21.2010

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.

Pyruvate: Muscle-and-Leanness Compound

/ Posted 05.28.2010

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.

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