How Exercise Cuts Belly Fat: Study

Some of you may have made a New Year’s resolution to hit the gym to tackle that annoying belly fat. But have you ever wondered how physical activity produces this desired effect? A signaling molecule called interleukin-6 plays a critical role in this process, researchers report December 27 in the journal Cell Metabolism. As expected,… Continue reading How Exercise Cuts Belly Fat: Study

Podcast: A Simplified Guide to Protein Intake for Athletes or Fat Loss

Protein. A simple macronutrient that spurs one of the most common questions in fitness. “How much protein should I eat?” There are also dozens of other questions like “how often?” and “what about vegetarians/vegans?” Whether you’re trying to lose stubborn body fat or maximize those gains, protein is essential to your success! In this episode,… Continue reading Podcast: A Simplified Guide to Protein Intake for Athletes or Fat Loss

Intermittent Fasting No Better for Weight Loss: Study

Intermittent fasting helps lose weight and promotes health. However, it is not superior to conventional calorie restriction diets, according to a large study. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and Heidelberg University Hospital have found out in a study called HELENA — the largest investigation on intermittent fasting to date – that intermittent… Continue reading Intermittent Fasting No Better for Weight Loss: Study

Tryptophan and the REAL Reason Your Uncle Falls Asleep Every Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving in the United States is 2 days away. On this day each year, we gather together with loved ones and other people we can’t stand to give thanks for the fact that the Pilgrims built the first casino on Plymouth Rock and gave it to the Indians. That’s not it? Wow, is my history… Continue reading Tryptophan and the REAL Reason Your Uncle Falls Asleep Every Thanksgiving

A Simplified Guide to Protein Intake

Protein. With fat, carbohydrate and water, a macronutrient you (quite literally) can’t live without. But the question I get a lot (really a lot!) is “how much?” It’s an important question that has had a lot of confusion built around it, mostly by the weight loss/muscle gain scammers in the fitness industry. Whether you are… Continue reading A Simplified Guide to Protein Intake

Eat Protein For Late Night Snacks:Study

Eager to eat a snack before bedtime? A protein-filled snack like cottage cheese is the way to go, say Florida State University researchers. Associate Professor of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences Michael Ormsbee and former FSU graduate student Samantha Leyh found that consuming 30 grams of protein about 30 minutes before bed appears to have… Continue reading Eat Protein For Late Night Snacks:Study

7 Ways Your Grocery Lists Fail

If meal preparation & managing your nutrition are your Achilles Heel when it comes to fat loss, weight loss and overall fitness & wellness, it might not be your fault. Maybe your grocery lists suck. Let’s see if yours fail in any (or all) of these seven ways…   My wife and I have been… Continue reading 7 Ways Your Grocery Lists Fail