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
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
I’ve been asked to do a "day in the life of Brad" and track all of my eating, so I recorded 2 days of regular eating, then the two days surrounding a fast for you. I’ll warn you right now that my diet is not overly exciting. In fact, I generally follow my own advice... I fast twice per week, and eat around 100 grams of protein per day like in How Much Protein. I’m not … [Read more...] about What I Eat
This is probably the most embarrassing thing I’ve written in a while... but here it goes. I gain weight when I look for magic in foods. Seriously. It’s when I’m looking for magic, when I deny the obviousness of overall food intake, when I look for foods to have special drug-like weight loss or muscle building properties, that I gain weight. And not good weight… it's the … [Read more...] about Why I gain weight (The danger of magic foods)