Carb refeeds are like magic when it comes to fat loss. If you follow a carbohydrate refeed properly, you’ll retain more muscle, lose more fat, and perform better over the long term. And they’re also a good way to enjoy your favorite foods on a semi-regular basis if done correctly. [Read more…]
Fat loss, dieting, getting shredded, leaning out, weight loss — whatever you want to call it, it’s all the same end-result. More muscle, less fat, better definition is what we all want. [Read more…]
As I write this, I’m sitting in the living room of my friend’s home about 2 blocks from the famous Hollywood Boulevard. I’ve been here since the 9th and won’t be home until the 30th. The plan was to come here for 2 weeks and then return to the south, but I’ve been having too much fun, and actually swapped out my tickets for an even cheaper flight, so I figured I’d stay another week.
My birthday is August 4th, but I always celebrate the entire month (in my house, we call it birthday month). It’s been the best birthday month yet and a great vacation gift to myself.
Being my first time in Los Angeles, I’m a bit overwhelmed as I’ve never been to such a big place in my life (other than flight layovers). I’ve had the chance to meet some interesting people, and experience a slightly different culture than the southern living I’m accustomed to.
Regardless of the differences, I’ve fallen in love with the place thus far. I’ve made some new friends, had some interesting experiences and conversations along the way.
In fact, this article is inspired from a conversation I’ve had most recently with a lady I met through my friend who’s hosting me. [Read more…]
Image Credit: Carolyn Coles
If you missed it, check out my previous post on clean eating. Upon diligent reflection of last week’s emotionally-charged article headline on the sultry subject of clean eating, I believe it’s only fair to expand a bit more on why I believe clean eating to be a faulty concept and nothing but a false belief limiting the minds of many.
The context of this belief and its impact on the individual can render positive or negative, but it all boils down to the individual and their underlying, deep-seated ideals buried in the depths of their consciousness.
First of all, almost immediately after I hit publish last Monday, I noticed some traffic from the bodybuilding.com forums and thought to myself, “Oh, cool, someone really enjoyed the article. I’m glad they decided to share it.”
I never expected I’d receive a lesson on people’s inability to comprehend what they read as well as how a headline with a few carefully-selected words could immediately send someone into a defensive fury. Thus, it’s obvious that a first impression, ie: me calling clean eating a scam, altered their ability to remain objective enough to read and analyze the information for themselves.
Call me a mind controller. [Read more…]
Please watch this video as it’s the follow-up to all three of my clean-eating articles:
Clean eating – it’s a term we’ve all used and have surely heard a million times. We’ve stumbled upon it in the magazines, seen it in our favorite diet books and have probably even heard it on TV. Heck there’s even a magazine titled Clean Eating.
Now I have no problem with the magazine – the recipes are great(love them, by the way) and the pictures are something I enjoy looking at. I do, however, have a problem with the negative connotation it presents to the minds of many health and fitness enthusiasts and even some professionals unwilling to consider other ideas.
The first thing I want to ask is this: what exactly does clean eating mean? [Read more…]