Nutrition is a weird thing, driven by our traditional cultural foods, the desire for health, weight loss and muscle growth, but obscured by the desire to belong to a group, and the ever changing public perception of the "right way to eat". It’s almost impossible to say how you should eat. And to be honest, the science doesn’t really help that much either. A large amount … [Read more...] about How should you eat?
Can you drink alcohol during a fast? I assure you I'd love the answer to be yes. As a person who practices intermittent fasting once or twice a week, I can tell you that there have been days were I've considered breaking a fast solely for a nice pint of Guinness. It doesn't happen often, but when it does, I will think of every excuse in the book outlining why I should be … [Read more...] about Alcohol and Fasting
I do not understand the idea of prescribing protein intake based on body weight. It makes no sense to me. Prescribing protein intake in such a manner suggests that the protein needs of a 28 year old 6’4” man weighing 220 pounds with 10% body fat is the same as a protein needs of a 28 year old 5’6” tall women weighing 220 pounds with 50% body fat. This then suggests … [Read more...] about Protein Intake and Body Weight
It’s obvious to me that weight training is the secret to long lasting youth. Yes, genetics and diet and stretching and meditation and stress levels all play a part... But when I look at the one factor that seems to be the unifying link among the people I know who are "defying" the laws of aging, it is consistent weight training. It's not ALL they do, but it is the one … [Read more...] about Long lasting youth
Sometimes I feel as though we get too caught up in thinking about "pounds of fat" when we think about fat loss. This is especially true when we're concerned with how are bodies look more than how much our bodies weigh. As an example, let's imagine losing 5 cm of thickness from an area of 15 cm by 15cm (a very impressive and noticeable loss). In inches this is roughly a … [Read more...] about A Block of Fat