Tag: Fat loss

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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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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Slow Metabolism? Here’s How to Get it Firing

I can't lose weight anymore - my metabolism has slowed right down It's natural to put on weight once you hit 40 because you don't have any metabolism The more I exercise and the less I eat, the heavier I get - my metabolism is broken Wow! That all sounds pretty depressing, right? You hit 40, your metabolism grinds to a halt and the [...]

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The One Thing You Really Need to Know About Protein Powder

If you're serious about losing weight and getting in shape, you'll be consuming a protein supplement on a regular basis. It really is that simple. We go into the detail here but, in a nutshell, protein does three awesome things: 1. It boosts your metabolic rate 2. It makes you feel fuller for longer 3. It helps preserve/promote muscle mass  [...]

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The World’s Best Bulgogi Recipe

I just knew I'd love bulgogi even before I found out what the ingredients were or where it was from. That one photograph (used above) pretty much had me salivating like Homer Simpson at an all-you-can-eat buffet. I mean, what's not to like? It's from Korea (home of that simply awesome dish, bibimbap), contains prime beef, vegetables [...]

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The Big, Fat Potato Lie

I hate it when potatoes get a bad rap. You know, all that stuff about them being high GI, "spiking insulin" and making us fat. It's almost as if they're inherently evil, kind of like the Keyser Söze of the vegetable world. But do you know what? Potatoes are really just another convenient scapegoat to pin the [...]

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The Lazy Way to Make Awesome Hungarian Goulash

Now, I've eaten authentic goulash made by a Hungarian friend and it was just incredible. The only thing was, it took her a whole bunch of time to make - not the thing you need when you're hungry right now. Fortunately, that's where this fast-track, instant-download, want-it-now goulash recipe comes into its own. This sucker contains only four ingredients, [...]

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