Does Sugar Make You Fat?

Whenever talk occurs about our obvious obesity epidemic, it is always the same nonsense that is blamed as the culprit.

The two usual suspects are carbs and sugar.

To this day, people will tell you to avoid carbs to lose weight, and they will emphatically tell you to avoid sugar like it’s the plague. [Read more…]

A Simple Strategy for Weight Loss (Without Counting Calories)

Anyone who knows about how weight loss actually works will know that it is dependent on calorie input vs. calorie output (study, study).

In other words, you must be in a caloric deficit (burn more calories than you consume) to lose weight.

Unfortunately, most people are completely unaware of this simple concept. [Read more…]

Are Bodybuilding Supplements a Scam?

It always irks me how quickly people are to proclaim bodybuilding supplements as being worthless and wastes of money.

On the other side of the spectrum, you have typical gym bros who tell you to get the newest version of creatine that doesn’t make you retain water, regardless of the lack of research behind it.

That same bro will spend hundreds of dollars a month on BCAAs to ensure that his mighty muscles never go ‘catabolic’. [Read more…]

How to Build Muscle and Lose Fat Simultaneously

Probably one of the biggest questions that lifters ask is whether it’s possible to build muscle while losing fat at the same time.

You really can’t blame them for wondering this, considering it’s preached to us that to build muscle, you must eat more food, which implies being in a calorie surplus.

This is an important point considering it is virtually impossible to lose fat if you are consuming more calories than you burn. [Read more…]

The Truth About Low Carb Diets and Weight Loss

There is nothing I enjoy more than disproving long-held (yet false) beliefs that exist on training and diet.

So why not take this opportunity to address one of the biggest myths that continue to exist not only in the fitness industry, but the entire world.

This is the belief that low carb diets can induce greater weight loss than high carb diets. [Read more…]

6 Reasons to Get More Vitamin D

I wouldn’t usually write articles on the benefits of a single vitamin, but when that vitamin can offer numerous benefits to strength athletes and just people wanting to stay healthy, then exceptions have to be made.

Vitamin D is one of the most important vitamins you can get. What separates it from others is its versatility. [Read more…]

Clean Eating vs. If It Fits Your Macros

Well here’s an article that’s long overdue.

Ever since ~2009, the concept of ‘if it fits your macros‘ took the fitness world by storm. [Read more…]

5 Reasons to Include Oats in Your Diet

Whether you are trying to gain weight or lose weight, oats are a must for helping you achieve your goal.

Why?

Because as I just said, they will benefit you regardless of what type of physical transformation you choose to make. [Read more…]

The High Testosterone Diet

Given that most lifters (and men in general) are curious on how to boost their natural testosterone levels, I took it upon myself to compose a list of the best (and worst) dietary choices available for optimizing testosterone production. [Read more…]

Is Creatine Safe?

A common concern among lifters who are thinking of incorporating creatine supplementation into their training is its safety.

For whatever reason, there is a common belief that creatine usage is harmful and may cause unwanted side-effects. [Read more…]