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?
Can you drink alcohol during a fast? I assure you I'd love the answer to be yes. As a person who practices intermittent fasting once or twice a week, I can tell you that there have been days were I've considered breaking a fast solely for a nice pint of Guinness. It doesn't happen often, but when it does, I will think of every excuse in the book outlining why I should be … [Read more...] about Alcohol and Fasting
I do not understand the idea of prescribing protein intake based on body weight. It makes no sense to me. Prescribing protein intake in such a manner suggests that the protein needs of a 28 year old 6’4” man weighing 220 pounds with 10% body fat is the same as a protein needs of a 28 year old 5’6” tall women weighing 220 pounds with 50% body fat. This then suggests … [Read more...] about Protein Intake and Body Weight
I’ve been asked to do a "day in the life of Brad" and track all of my eating, so I recorded 2 days of regular eating, then the two days surrounding a fast for you. I’ll warn you right now that my diet is not overly exciting. In fact, I generally follow my own advice... I fast twice per week, and eat around 100 grams of protein per day like in How Much Protein. I’m not … [Read more...] about What I Eat
Some simple truths when it comes to weight loss: You're probably not going to see a magic weight loss pill in your lifetime. Despite pouring of dollars into anti-obesity drug development, and with many great and creative minds working on the problem for the last couple decades the Holy Grail of an anti-obesity drug that is both highly effective and safe appears … [Read more...] about Weight Loss – Why eating less isn’t the answer