Category: Fat Loss

How to Get a Six Pack After 40 (Case Study)

First off, some awesome news: You already have abs. OK, they might be small, they might not be very strong... ...but you have them all the same. How do I know? Because for over 30 years, I thought it was impossible for me to have six-pack abs. (Call it genetics, bad luck or whatever) Well, I [...]

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How Weight Creeps Up (and What to Do About It)

Look, I'm almost too embarrassed to admit it... ...but over the past few months, I've had first-hand experience of how weight creeps up. Yep, I'm looking at 15-20 pounds of weight gain since last summer. Now, this was very different to my insane weight-gain experiment back in 2014. (That's when I piled on 55 lbs in just over a year, then lost 61 lbs [...]

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Does Rice Make You Fat? (I ate 22 lbs of it in 31 days to find out)

Even people here in Japan thought I was crazy... After all, what sane person would eat through a 10-kg/22-lb bag of white rice in only 31 days? I mean, that's a whopping 37,000 Calories from processed carbs. (Hell, even I can't believe that I managed to pull it off!) And here's what that looks like, with a can of ice-cold Sapporo [...]

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A Quick & Easy Way to Keep Weight Off

Between 16th January and 26th August last year, I dropped a whopping 63 lbs. Ending up at a super-lean 179½ lbs. And this morning (exactly one year to the day later), I jumped on the scales... ...and weighed in at a hair under 178 lbs. Now, I'm not tooting my own horn here because this is way more important than just [...]

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Dark Chocolate is Healthy..? Don’t Believe the Hype

OK, I admit it: I’ve been eating dark chocolate pretty much everyday for almost 10 years. Not because of some perceived health benefits or anything like that, I just love eating the stuff. Like when I was on vacation recently, I ordered a dessert from the kids' menu. I mean, how could I resist this? [...]

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Sleep: Is it Really the Key to Easy Weight Loss?

I can't help cringing a little when I read stuff like this: "Sleep more, and body fat will simply melt off!" "Sleep is the most important thing for weight loss!" You've just got to love the Internet, right? Now, don't get me wrong - I like sleeping just as much as the next person. (Especially if the [...]

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Fat Loss: Why Your Best Friend Might Be Your Biggest Enemy

It all started with a friend’s Facebook post. One casual reference to losing a few pounds and - BOOM - the comments began to pour in: “You should fast two days each week - it’s AMAZING!” “Cutting out all carbs and eating nuts, salmon and avocado REALLY works!” “Intermittent fasting is the BEST way to lose fat!” [...]

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