Dieting & Food

What Is Carb Loading and When Should I Carbo Load?

It was September 21, 2013.  I was about 6 hours into the Spartan World Championship Beast, in Killington VT. I was bonking. No, not the fun kind.  Here I mean bonking as in “hitting the wall”, an unfortunate experience many endurance athletes experience. What was going on?  I’d done this event twice before.  Each was a slightly different (easier)...
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14 Ways To Lose Fat And/Or Gain Muscle On Vacation

Can you possibly lose fat or even gain muscle while on vacation?  Absolutely.  It’s not easy of course.  You are on vacation after all, so you probably want to indulge and eat and relax. Here are some tips to actually lose fat and/or gain muscle and STILL have a fun indulgent vacation. Let’s say you are taking a one...
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A “Protein Bar” Is Actually a Carb

I recently wrote about how most yogurt should be thought of as a carb, not a protein. Protein Bars Are Mostly Carbs Well, would you believe the same holds true for so-called “protein bars”? Most protein bars are really only about 30% protein!  50% is carbs and 20% is fat. So that makes protein bars essentially “candy bars with...
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Eat Like This To Gain Muscle And Lose Fat At The Same Time – conclusion

………… The Two Keys For Eating To Gain Muscle While Simultaneously Shedding Fat I’ve found two specific eating habits that are essential if you want to gain muscle and shed fat at the same time. This is the 3rd and final installment on this mini-series of how to eat to maximize muscle gain.  Click here for part 1 and...
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Why Skinny Guys Stay Skinny – Eating For Bigger Muscles Part 2

Why Skinny Guys Stay Skinny This is Part 2 of a series on how to eat right to gain muscle.  Click here for part 1. This article (part 2) has three sections - one about why skinny guys stay skinny, - another about how to get yourself to eat more, and - the real secret to gaining muscle fastest...
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How To Eat Right For Bigger Muscles

……………… I’m starting a series today on how you should eat in order to gain more muscle mass.  This will be a 3-parter that I’ll finish throughout the month.  Here’s the outline: Why your eating habits are more important than your lifting habits if you want to get bigger (naturally) Why skinny guys stay skinny – plus, the fastest...
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Stomach Fat – Subcutaneous vs. Visceral Fat

Subcutaneous Fat vs. Visceral Fat It’s almost too cliche to have fitness sites talking about abs and stomach fat as summer approaches, but then again, that’s important to most readers this time of year. Have you heard of the difference between visceral fat and subcutaneous fat?  Mike Geary has a great article this week on the topic.  You can...
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