Do you need carbs to build muscle? No you don’t. However, the fact that it’s possible to build muscle on a diet consisting primarily of fat and protein doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a good idea to do so. Nor does it mean that muscle mass won’t be gained more quickly with a diet that’s relatively […]
Is Eating Late at Night Bad for Weight Loss?
Tapering down your calorie intake over the course of the day — eating breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper — is thought by many to lead to a faster rate of weight loss. The idea is that calories eaten in the evening are more likely to be stored […]
Dehydration Myths: How Much Water Should You Drink During Exercise?
Once, I was reading about a guy who was on selection for the Special Boat Service, or SBS, the special forces unit of the Royal Navy. During the hills phase, he had a special routine he’d follow every night, which went something like this: Before going to sleep, he’d drink a liter of water from […]
Does Alcohol Make You Fat? Here’s the Science
If you want to lose fat, alcohol is a definite no-no. Even just a few drinks at the weekend will be turned into fat and go straight to your belly. If you’re serious about getting in shape, you’ll need to follow Donald Trump’s lead and cut out alcohol completely. Or will you? Contrary to popular […]
Metabolic Confusion: Why You Can’t Outsmart Your Metabolism
On another journey into the darkest recesses of the Internet, I came across something called the metabolic confusion diet. Fans of the diet claim that it confuses your metabolism, which keeps it running faster than normal. This in turn will lead to more calories being burned and more fat being lost. What is metabolic confusion […]
Fat Burning Foods Every Man Should Eat: The Final and Definitive List
The other day, I came across an article titled 28 Foods That Fight Belly Fat, which claims to reveal a list of “slimming superfoods” that will “melt away that last inch of belly bloat.” There are many thousands of articles like it, all of which follow a very similar template. The author comes up with […]