Saturday Sharing: Thoughts on IIFYM

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Bodybuilding as a sport requires some intense dedication to eating the right things. You hear the words "eat clean" so often when you participate in this sport. I have also heard many jokes about the phrase "eat clean" and it really got me thinking. In fact, the entire nutrition issue has been at the front of my thinking the past couple of months. You might wonder why that … [Read more...]

Is Eating Every 3 Hours Truly Necessary?

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Anyone who has been involved with losing fat and dropping pounds has heard the theory that eating every three hours is necessary to get maximum results. The theory is that the metabolism is stoked by eating so often. However, is it really necessary to eat every 3 hours? Personal Results I will tell you that I have tried the 3 meals a day approach and the every 3 hours … [Read more...]

Let’s look into metabolic damage

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Dr. Layne Norton (@biolayne) has recorded 3 videos about metabolic damage. They have caused a major uproar in the industry. Today I want to review the contents of the metabolic damage video, not for entertainment purposes, but to help Layne spreads the word. I normally embed the video much lower in the article, but today I want to be sure you've seen the video. If not, please … [Read more...]

Why Leptin Sensivity Matters

Why Leptin Sensitivity Matters

Leptin sensitivity is a topic that has become near and dear to my heart. In this article I will teach you what leptin is, what it does and why leptin sensitivity matters. My request is that you take this information to heart and use it in your own nutrition plan. What is Leptin? Leptin is a hormone produced by fat cells. It works through the brain to manage your appetite and … [Read more...]

Meal Timing Debate

Eating Multiple Meals Daily

Meal timing is back in the spotlight lately. I discuss this topic in today's video about nutrition. The discussion revolves around the claim in the bodybuilding world that it is better for fat burning and metabolism boosting to eat 5 or 6 small meals a day separated by 3 hours. The idea behind this approach is that the metabolism will be revved up all day long as the body … [Read more...]

My Experience With Metabolism

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Lately I have had some interesting experiences with manipulating my metabolism. The things I have gone through have taught me that there are many factors that will change up your metabolism. Some of these things are obvious, but many of them are far from obvious. Obvious Things Having an Effect on Metaboblism There are some fairly obvious changes that cause a change in your … [Read more...]

Eating to Fix Your Metabolism

Repair your metabolism by eating

Do you workout hard and fail to see significant fat loss results? Are you eating clean but still can't seem to lose the gut? If this is the case, you are probably having an issue with your metabolism. Eating is one way to fix your metabolism. Determine if You Have a Metabolism Issue It is really quite simple to get an idea of how well your metabolism is working. Each night … [Read more...]

Mission Accountability Update: Week 3

My Update

This week saw some exciting things develop that I am not ready to reveal. When the time is right I will share photos and information with you regarding the good news I got this week. Positive of Future Accomplishments Over the past several years I have tried many different things with varied success. However, at this point I am certain that I am going to make some huge … [Read more...]

Anabolic vs Catabolic

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Yesterday a question came up in our gym that I thought would be of interest to you.   What does the term catabolic or anabolic mean?  There are multiple complex chemical reactions taking place in our bodies at any given time, and I am afraid I would have lost you all to TV land if I attempted to pass along too much information.  I don't think it as important to understand what … [Read more...]

5 Easy Steps to Help Boost Your Metabolism

I think before we talk about easy ways to increase metabolism we should first define metabolism and get a better understanding of what metabolism is and how it can be affected by lifestyle choices.  Wikipedia defines metabolism as: "the set of chemical reactions that occur in living organisms to maintain life"  Whole textbooks could be written about metabolism and all the … [Read more...]