Had a good conversation today with my buddy John Barban. Instead of Nutrition, we talked Economics (One of John's Interests). Whenever I get the chance to talk economics with anyone who is knowledgeable I'm always blown away - mostly because it's an area where I have next to no education. Of course, eventually we turned it back to nutrition, covering the major economic … [Read more...] about Big Fat Debt
I'd like to let you in on one of my all time favorite 'diet hacks' No, it's not fasting (that's not really a 'Diet hack' - it's more of a lifestyle) Actually, it's scotch. Yep, good ol' Scottish Whiskey (Irish is pretty darn good too, but I digress) So you're probably wondering how a ounce of the good stuff (neat of course) can be a diet … [Read more...] about My Favorite Diet Hack…
It's the unknown that kills a good diet plan. The little treats here or there that can derail months of work. And the underestimations of calories in a food, well...that's just UNBELIEVABLY AGGRAVATING! Over the summer we had a Baskin Robbins move into our neighborhood. As a treat, my family would go once a week for ice-cream. Sometimes twice a week of the … [Read more...] about Weight Loss and Baskin Robbins IceCream
I just realized after writing that last post that we have pretty much debunked the idea that a pound of muscle burns 50 calories a day. Realistically, if we include the metabolic cost of keeping the muscle alive, AND the cost of moving that extra weight around, we see that a pound of muscle really helps you burn an optimistic 5 extra calories per day. Now the point of … [Read more...] about How many calories does a pound of muscle burn?
A great question from Chris: Brad, I am on the fence about your program. I have been low-carbing it for a while now with some great results. However I am starting to feel a little limited in what I can eat. It would be nice to have the occasional taco or dessert! Are you saying all calories are the same? Meaning if i switch to ESE and add some carbs to my diet, and still lift, … [Read more...] about Eat Stop Eat and Carbs