What’s the best way to optimize our anabolic hormones? Two words: compound movements. Studies have found that explosive full-body movements will simultaneously increase our anabolic hormones (growth hormone, testosterone, etc) while decreasing circulating cortisol, lowering our body’s chronic stress response.Learn More
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How to Curb Hunger and Boost Weight Loss with Resistant Starch
If you’re looking to lose fat, controlling your consumption of sugars, starches, and other carbs can speed progress. But there’s a “newly discovered” type of carb called “Resistant Starch” that’s taking the health world by storm.Learn More
Darryl Edwards, The Fitness Explorer: Being Skinny Fat, Primal Fitness, and How to Deadlift A Human
Darryl is a natural movement therapist, and Paleo clinical nutritionist based in London. After nearly two decades working in investment banking as a computer scientist, Darryl abandoned the life of a desk jockey in favor of eating delicious steak and playing outside (my kind of dude!).Learn More
Dieting Makes You Fat… And CNN Screws Up the Proof
Recent media reports circulating around the interwebs reveal “surprising findings” in “breakthrough” research: that long-term dieting makes people gain weight. But this isn’t new or surprising, it’s just something that conventional wisdom has not yet accepted as truth despite its basis in scientific and physiological fact. We’ve known this for years. Dieting makes you fat. […]Learn More
Fat-Burning for Men: How Fat Loss is Different for the Male Body
If you’re a man who’s trying to lose weight and get fit, you have probably noticed that most of the books, magazines, and programs on these subjects are not aimed at you. Most diet, fitness, and nutrition programs are geared to the unique preferences and needs of women. And the other programs for men seem to […]Learn More
Putting Colors on Your Plate Helps You Lose Fat.
“Not dressing up the meal with color is like sending someone out of the house without clothes” – Japanese proverb I remember sitting down on one particular night years ago to a heaping plate of bread, noodles, mashed potatoes, and vanilla ice cream. (It was after football practice and I was starving. Lay off). I […]Learn More
Eat More Fat = BURN More Fat!
Fat is flavorful. Fat is Filling. Fat is not (necessarily) fattening. Fat is not a bad thing. Fat can help you – get this – burn fat. Personally, I’m a big fan of fat, and here’s why you should be too: As we’ve discussed before, ingesting fat does not necessarily translate into making YOU fat. […]Learn More
Is Sugar and High Fructose Corn Syrup Toxic?
It’s a foreboding thought, and one that is gathering steam. Glucose and high fructose corn syrup are toxic and excess. The truth about sugar is obvious and clear. While small amounts of sugar are essential for your body to function, most of us eat and drink far too much of it. And sugar’s effects will […]Learn More
What is the Deal With Honey? Will it Make Me Store Fat?
“The only reason for being a bee that I know of is to make honey. And the only reason for making honey, is so as I can eat it.” – Winnie the Pooh Honey is the real deal, folks. Unlike table sugar or most other sweeteners, raw honey contains vitamins B1, B2, C, B6, B5 […]Learn More
Use These 7 Simple Tips to Lose Fat Fast.
Everyone is looking for quick, easy, and painless ways to increase fat-burning. Here are a few I’ve recently worked into my habits without much effort: 1. Skip the soda! Instead of drinking regular or diet soda, try some unsweetened iced tea. Better yet, drink more water! The vast majority of Americans are dehydrated most of […]Learn More