Without getting into the minutia of the science, we can say that your Metabolic Rate is a direct measure of the calories you burn in a given amount of time. This means that your "metabolism" is a measure of the relationship between Calories and time. My resting metabolic rate is somewhere around 1,700 Calories per day. Add in activity (other than planned exercise) and my … [Read more...] about Calories Per Hour
It’s your day-to-day activities, the mundane of your every day life, that determines your weight, your happiness, your wealth, and your health. As such, "ruts", or patterns of behavior, are what define who you are. In other words, who you are is formed through practice and this is where great change can occur. Consider the following - it is often said the 99% of people … [Read more...] about Keeping the weight off
Recently, I’ve seen images of lions used as memes to suggest that somehow being in the wild and eating nothing but meat and not "caring about calories" or "worrying about eating windows" is the key to being ultra-lean and muscular. Want to be a lion? Live like a lion. But is it true? First, let’s all just take a moment to be awed by these giant cats. They are both … [Read more...] about Eat like a lion
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?
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)