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
Today I was asked, "What do you do when a friend asks you for advice on losing weight?" Here’s the honest answer, “I largely ignore the question and try to change the topic or deflect it away any way I can.” This is just from my experience, but 99% of the time the person in question does not want to lose weight, they want to weigh less... These two things (losing … [Read more...] about What Do You Do When A Friend Asks You For Advice On Losing Weight?
Dear fitness experts - Stop acting like you are one in a million. We’re actually a dime a dozen. It’s time to stop pretending. Pretending like we’re the only one who ever got into shape. That we’re the only one who is good at deadlifts. That we’re the only one with big arms, great abs, or a great bench. We’re not—we are a dime a dozen. And within that dime—that … [Read more...] about Dear Fitness Experts
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?