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May 8th, 2017

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Category: Cutting
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SKIPPING BREAKFAST FOR WEIGHT LOSS: THE SCIENCE OF GOING WITHOUT

Skipping breakfast; portrayed by many as ‘unhealthy’ due to breakfast being coined as the most important meal of the day. The lack of nutrient and calorie provision during sleep would highlight the first meal upon awakening as being important for numerous reasons; to reduce energy and lethargy, improve mental focus and cognition, manage hunger levels […]

Oct 14th, 2016

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CALORIES IN VS CALORIES OUT!

First and foremost, fat oxidation (fat burning) does become elevated during periods of energy/carbohydrate restriction. This is pretty clear in the literature and is a result of decreased carbohydrate oxidation. Therefore, it does make sense that if you were to practice the above, then fat loss would be greater. But, not so fast… It would […]

Mar 8th, 2015

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Category: Fat Loss
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Do Cheat Days Work? The Cheat Day Cheat Sheet

By John Romaniello Given the recent focus on the Xtreme Fat Loss Diet, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about cheat days, which are a heavily featured component of the program. Mainly, I’ve been getting asked if they actually work. The short answer is YES, they do. I’ll explain why later in the article. But for now, the important thing […]

Nov 3rd, 2014

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The Most Common Causes of a Slow Metabolism

Some people can eat whatever they want and they won’t gain fat while others can just take a look at fast food or sweets and they gain pounds. This is due to a particular part of the genetics of humans, but also due to a “broken” metabolism. Those of you who can eat whatever they […]

Oct 22nd, 2014

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Intermittent Fasting Diet

Intermittent fasting, a diet strategy whereby calories are restricted by 75-90% [1], 1 to 2 days per week is not a new concept; however it has recently been gaining popularity, especially in the quest for weight loss. Traditionally religious practices often include intermittent fasting [2]. Ramadan, practiced by Muslims, involves fasting during daylight hours (during the 9th month […]