Information vs. Application
This little article is being driven a bit by someone who is either trolling my comments (badly) or just really really really dumb. His comments have basically been ‘reading about ur dogs is boring, pls post more information about fat loss’. I also got one that said ‘pls post more fat loss info, I gained weight over X-mas’. Like I said, trolling or stupid as hell; it doesn’t matter which and often the line between the two is very very thin.
Does the Training Determine the Diet or the Diet Determing the Training?
And since I’m a bit emotionally exhausted from the last week and a half of updates about the dogs, I’m actually going to try to keep this a bit short. The question I want to address today is this: Does the diet determine the training or does the training determine the diet? This isn’t really a direct question that comes up anywhere, but it is ultimately an issue that needs addressing as I hope you’ll soon see.
Tom Venuto’s Holy Grail Body Transformation Program – Product Review
But today I want to talk about Tom’s new product/project which he’s given the (somewhat gag inducing) title of The Holy Grail Body Transformation Program. By ‘holy grail’, as you can see in the subtitle on the cover graphic above, Tom is referring to that commonly desired goal of gaining muscle and losing fat at the same time.
Biggest Loser Feedback
Since people are going to continue pestering me for the details of that on the forum until I write it up, but since I don’t have time to day, this Biggest Loser Feedback, sent to me by a guy who was on the show is a bridge article in the sense that it gives some indication of what the Biggest Loser contestants go through during the show. If nothing else, I hope it provides a look at how I don’t think the obese beginner sholud be trained but I’m getting ahead of myself. Wait until Friday (and probably next Tuesday if I don’t miss my guess).
Fasted Cardio and Fat Loss – Q&A
This is probably one of the most commonly asked questions which is why it’s worth addressing. It’s worth keeping in mind that this idea usually comes out of the bodybuilding subculture, usually contest bodybuilders who, assuming their diet is working properly, are getting towards the low-end of body fat levels. And the short-answer to your question is that the body fat of the person is going to be the main determinant of whether doing cardio fasted in the morning is important or not.
The Bodybugg/GoWear Fit
And today I want to look at something that, while not exactly ‘new’ (it’s been around for a few years at least) certainly has a lot of interest and questions about it. And that is the Bodybugg/GoWearFit. Now strictly speaking, both of these devices are different, but they are both made by the same company. And are essentially the same device. So far as I can tell the biggest difference is that the GoWearFit (hereafter GWF) uses slightly different software than the Bodybugg but, for all practical purposes, I’m going to consider them the same device. This is what it looks like.
Ketogenic Diets: High-fat or High-Protein – Q&A
I’m familiar with the “true” ketogenic diet of 90% fat which historically is a medical diet used to assist in controlling seizure prone individuals, but it has the added advantage of being a fantastic way to shed weight while keeping the brain fed. In your RAPID FAT LOSS diet, you say it’s basically a ketogenic diet but without the dietary fat – why? If I were to choose between the 2 ketogenic diets, why choose 90-95% PROTEIN over 90-95% FAT????
Adjusting the Diet
In various places on the site, I have made the comment that such things as caloric intake and activity will have to be adjusted based on real-world fat loss. For example, in the Q&A on How to Estimate Maintenance Caloric Intake, I pointed out that one of the reasons that I use the quick estimates for such things as maintenance calories and setting initial caloric intakes is that they always have to be adjusted anyhow.
Body Composition Recommendations
Finally, in this article, I want to give some concrete recommendations on how to put this information to use, with some specific recommendations about measuring and tracking body composition. First off I want to discuss one last potential problem with body composition measurements; then I’ll make some specific recommendations about which methods to use, when to measure body composition and how best to make use of the information I’ve presented.
9 Ways to Deal with Hunger on a Diet
To say that human hunger is complicated is a vast understatement. To cover it in detail would require a series of articles or perhaps an entire book. Research continues to uncover numerous interacting and overlapping hormones (such asleptin, ghrelin , peptide YY, GLP-1 and others) that monitor how much and what someone is eating (along with their body weight) and those all send a signal to the brain that drives a number of processes, not the least of which is hunger.