27 obese patients were subjected to a ten day fast consisting of 250 Calories per day. The Subjects were divided into two groups, a group that exercised and a group that did not.After ten days:Both groups had similar weight loss. The exercise was well tolerated without problems. The loss of muscle was significantly less in the exercise group.The authors concluded "This may … [Read more...] about What’s Interesting about this study?
I came across a very interesting article the other day. I've been wrestling with it's suggestions for a while now and am still not sure whether or not I agree with any of them.Take a look below and let me know what you think...but please keep in mind that this article is full of personal beliefs from the author and is not to be confused with my beliefs or with scientific … [Read more...] about Give up on fighting fat?
For the longest time I believed that if you dieted to strictly your metabolism would slow to a crawl. This was Bodybuilding dieting gospel.Skip breakfast? Now you've slowed your metabolism down for the entire day. No way you’re burning any fat now!Turns out, your metabolism is not that complicated. The idea that you have to keep your metabolic furnace stoked with food is a … [Read more...] about Metabolism Myths
Back in early August, I wrote about the "secret" to preventing muscle loss while dieting (check it out here).My point was this- based on the hundreds of measurements I made back when I had access to a body composition lab, I am convinced that if you are lifting weights while you are dieting, you will not lose any muscle.After writing that post, I started thinking - I wonder if … [Read more...] about Preserving Muscle Mass While Dieting