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.
If you change the distribution of your macronutrients to fewer carbs, you can radically change the look of your physique without cutting calories. In fact, you might be able to increase the calories that you take in while still getting leaner.
Several studies have found that athletes who severely restrict carb intake suffer a loss of training intensity. On the other hand, the body is capable of using other forms of fuel.
Now that you know your current average daily calorie intake—from the info in Part 1—you can figure out the changes you need to make. Here’s my next group of strategies for getting lean.
With several industry leaders investigating new and highly promising mechanisms of weight loss, one company was bound to make a … continue reading
Use Your Five Food Instincts to Lose Weight and Keep It Off
Most people either lift weights or do cardio. The smart ones, of course, do both.
Bodybuilders can be so focused that they never ease up on either training or dieting. Well, that can lead to … continue reading
•B-vitamins may improve memory. Researchers gave mice with dementia nicotinamide, a form of vitamin B3, and the animals performed memory … continue reading
What the study found was that fat oxidation wasn’t suppressed in obese people who ate meals high in protein.
How long does it take for training results to show up? According to a recent study, you can expect beneficial … continue reading