Category Archives: Nutrition

Post-Workout – To Carb or Not to Carb?

The increased sensitivity of muscle tissue after exercise, means we ‘should’ eat protein and ‘can get away’ with eating carbohydrates. It doesn’t mean Lean Luke should be ingesting the same amount of carbohydrates as Fat Frank. In fact, recent evidence has demonstrated that carbohydrate after exercise does not necessarily produce an additive effect (1, 2)…

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The Many Meals Per Day Myth

Ah, the nutrition advice at the turn of the century: Miss your 2-hr protein dose, and lose all your muscle like a survivor contestant. If you were into weight training at the time (pre-2000), you probably remember carrying around emergency protein powder, and stressing about going an extra 30-45 minutes beyond a scheduled feeding. How…

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5 Very Good Reasons to STOP Counting Calories

Ask the food giants and they’ll tell you weight loss is all about calories in and calories out (CICO). Mainly, so they can keep selling you their packaged garbage full of sugar and soybean oil, but also because that places the responsibility on YOU, not them! “If you had properly managed your caloric intake and…

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From Chronic Inflammation to Chronic Disease – 10 Ways to Prevent It

Not all inflammation is bad; as the very reason our body has an inflammatory response is to protect and heal itself. Whether that’s swelling, warmth, and redness for an acute injury, or the secretion of T-cells to destroy harmful pathogens. But chronic (or systemic) inflammation is bad. Since unlike burns, cuts, breaks, and bruises, or…

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4 More Red Meat Myths – Neu5Gc, AA, TMAO and AGEs

Replacing saturated fat with starchy carbohydrates is probably the easiest way to get fat, sick, and heading to an early grave. Yet despite the scientific evidence and practical experience (see general population), we’re still wasting research dollars and media coverage trying to blame red meat. As we’ve discussed in the past, the conglomerate of observational…

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10 Benefits of Low-Carb You Don’t Get With Other Diets

1. A Low Carb Diet Lets You Eat as Much as You Want (Forget Calories) Calories might matter when it comes to losing “weight” but not when it comes to losing strictly fat. This is because without carbohydrates we keep insulin down and prevent fat storage. But more importantly, we promote fat burning, since low…

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How to Booze & Still Lose

The holiday’s are here; and lets face it, most of us are going to be having a few drinks. Especially if it’s one of those lame work parties…. …or worse, your significant others lame work party! At which point a little inhibition reduction is essential to keeping the conversations flowing and the awkwardness to a…

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Low-Fat vs Low-Carb – What’s to Debate?

Even though it’s quite obvious that the advice to restrict fat has made everyone fat, the low-carb vs low-fat debate continues. Why? Because the majority of the population still thinks the saturated fat in eggs, red meat, and butter causes heart disease. Why? Because that’s what the fraudulent Seven-Country Study told us 50 years ago,…

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