Insulin levels do NOT directly affect the ability to lose fat in overweight, obese, unhealthy, or older humans. Insulin being THE hormone that determines what happens with weight is popular lately, due to the resurgence of the Keto diet. Is
Simplification: It's catching on!
If you read my recent post about un-complicating fitness, you weren’t alone. Apparently it has set the fitness blogging world on fire! Anthony Colpo must read DoingSPEED.com. Steve Kamb must read DoingSPEED.com. I’m just being silly, of course. I doubt
Why Make Fitness More Complicated?
Why make fitness more complicated? We’ve already established that weight loss is not all that simple, right? If you don’t agree, please chime in and tell us why. Not everyone is out to lose weight, so let me back up
Think Rationally – Lose More Weight
While watching a video of 1%er Peter Schiff at the Occupy Wall Street movement, I was reminded how few people seem to possess the skills necessary to have a calm, rational thought process about many topics. Politics is one of
How Often Should I Check My Weight?
Checking your weight is one type of self-monitoring, which falls under the umbrella of Self-Regulation theory of behavior (Bandura). Other common self-monitoring variables include tracking daily calorie intake, activity levels, blood pressure, and sleep patterns. The question at hand is
Anthony Colpo on MAD and Fat Loss
Anthony Colpo writes some great, evidence-based articles on his blog. His most recent, as of today, is a relatively quick piece about the supposed metabolic advantage of low carb diets, the real benefit to low carb diets, and a quick
A Review of White Bean Extract for Weight Loss
These are the questions you should ask yourself when you want to know if a supplement is worth taking: Is it safe? Does it work? Do its effects justify its cost? (Modified for brevity from SPEED) I’ll first give you
Missing the Big Picture
People are overweight or obese and looking for help. If they weren’t, I’d still be teaching guitar lessons. We’ve got some brilliant minds in our industry discussing whether people should eat a low carb whole food diet or a high
Why Chad Waterbury is Wrong and I’m right (as always). – Part 2
In Part 1, I discussed a study that Chad Waterbury references on his Fat Loss Research page on his website, chadwaterbury.com. I’ll tackle one more of his references right now. Alcaraz PE, Sanchez-Lorente J, Blazevich AJ. Physical Performance and Cardiovascular
Can I eat the KFC Double Down while I'm trying to lose weight?
I’ve seen commercials for the KFC Double Down sandwich and I’ve been meaning to try one. I’ve heard people exclaiming how terrible it must be for you…. “Oh, my! That’s just a heart attack waiting to happen…” as they suck