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
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?
The controversy over differing nutritional theories arises more from semantics and the limitation of language than it does from scientific principles. These may sound like sharp words that admittedly could almost seem elitist, so let me try to explain... The argument that a 'calorie is not a calorie', or that 'not all calories are created equal' is an error in language. … [Read more...] about Confront your Assumptions
I love diet hacks - simple ways to eat less that kind of make you feel like you are cheating the system. So here is a really simple diet hack for you that works for breakfast. Now, I'm not going to go into the whole Breakfast vs. No Breakfast argument because, well...it's silly and a waste of time. Instead I'd like to suggest the following: BEFORE you have breakfast, … [Read more...] about Breakfast Diet Hack