Dieting & Food

Burn Fat With The Thermic Effect of Food

When it comes to losing fat and building muscle, eating less food is not the answer to getting lean and cut. Others will try to tell you that losing excess fat is simply a matter of using more calories than you eat. What they don’t tell you is that eating significantly less will slow your metabolism. Part of the...
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Dieting & Food

Yogurt Is A Carb

In my house, we talk about what the basic macronutrient value of a food is:  carbohydrate vs. protein vs. fat.  Some of my kids are old enough now to start thinking about the quality of the macronutrient (i.e. different types of fats, types of carbs, etc.) but still, the basic macronutrient content rules. And even though fruits and veggies...
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Dieting & Food

Keeping the Protein Flow

Ever heard somebody say that you better watch what you eat? Watching what you eat is very important, but you’ll also need to pay attention to what you’re not eating if you want to keep muscle on your body. I’m sure you’ve already heard that you need to eat plenty of protein to keep your body in good shape...
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What To Eat Before And After Your Workout


We've been talking a lot recently about what to eat. But what about the time window before - after - during your workouts?
There are the simple answers, and the complex answers...
The key is that you want to maximize muscle gain without adding fat.
Your overall diet is the more important of course.
And your workout should be intense. For...
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Mental

Answers To Your Lean Muscle Questions – 4-21-09

About a week ago, I offered to our email subscribers an open Q&A session: "ask your questions and I'll try to get them answered". The asking is something we only offer the email list, but RSS subscribers can still see the answers. As usual we had tons of questions. the questions were great! I...
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