Why Very Low Calorie Diets (500-1000 Calories A Day) Don’t Work

Why Very Low Calorie Diets Don't Work

Are you thinking about going on a very low calorie diet (VLCD)? If so, it’s probably because you understand that the one big secret to weight loss is eating fewer calories. Because once you understand that you need to eat less in order to lose weight, it’s common to then think “If I eat a lot less,…

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When To Drink Protein Shakes: At Breakfast? After A Workout? Before Bed?

When to drink protein shakes?

QUESTION: When is the best time to drink a protein shake? I’ve heard that before and after a workout is the most important, but what about other times like breakfast and before bed? Should I be drinking a shake at those times as well? What do you recommend? ANSWER: Good question, but before I answer…

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Metabolic Damage vs Adaptive Thermogenesis (And How To Fix It)

Metabolic Damage vs Adaptive Thermogenesis

Weight loss is hard, confusing, and full of problems. There are many different reasons for this, but today I want to talk about one of the biggest: your metabolism. Or, more specifically, the fact that your metabolism slows down while you lose weight. This fact has led to many people asking me many questions about…

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How To Avoid Holiday Weight Gain On Thanksgiving And Christmas

Holiday Weight Gain

The holiday season is upon us once again, and that can only mean one thing… Time spent with loved ones. Awesome presents. Weight gain. Between Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus, New Year’s Eve/Day, and whatever other holidays you might take part in, this is the time of year when we’re around tons…

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How Much Protein Do I Need To Eat A Day? The Evidence-Based Guide

How Much Protein Do I Need A Day?

Do you have any questions about how much protein you need a day to lose weight, build muscle, or maintain muscle while losing fat? Or how many grams of protein you should eat for optimal health and function? If so, you’ve come to the right place. In this evidence-based guide, I’m going to cover everything…

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