Now we all know ‘that guy’ with guts like a garbage disposal who uses ‘bulking’ as an excuse to eat whatever they want, whenever. However eating to gain size shouldn’t grant you a hall pass to simply eat whatever fits in your mouth.
Although there will always be those genetic freaks among us who stay lean on a bulk diet of pizza and donuts, this is still far from ideal. Favouring empty calories from sugar and processed foods over nutrient dense wholefoods is a recipe for metabolic chaos, and will rot your body from the inside out!
Although theres no such thing as a quick fix, often success is achieved as a result by all the little 1%'s we achieve every day. In terms of fat loss, controlling your diet and paying close attention to your nutrition is key.
When shopping centres begin hoisting christmas trees in October, you know shit is about to get real. So while Santa is busy making a list, most of us have our festive season calendars filling with work parties and family functions.
If you have a body composition goal you are striving towards, then the temptation to gorge yourself over the christmas break can quickly sabotage your efforts. So in order to help you survive the festive season, I've put together some handy hints to help minimise the spillover.
What if i were to let you in on a little secret? One so big that it will change the way you eat and think about meal composition forever?
Something so crucial to control, that it has the power to dismantle any fat loss effort? And it has to do with effectively managing your bodies insulin response to foods. What we are talking about here, the hormonal implications of nutrition programming for body composition, really is the biggest piece of the fat loss puzzle for most people.
When it comes down to people's opinions on carbohydrate intake and fat loss, they usually have a lot in common with assholes. Everybody has one, but quite often they are full of shit.
It seems as though now more than ever that the nutritional equation being perpetuated in mainstream media is: eating carbs causes fat storage, therefore carbs must be evil and should be avoided. However the fact of the matter is that fat gain has more to do with energy balance, and eating TOO much of the WRONG TYPE of carbs at the WRONG time.
Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, uttered those words some 2000 years ago. Fast forward to the present day, and when we consider the correlation between poor nutrition and the rising trend in health complications such as metabolic disorders, neuro-endocrine dysregulation and hormonal imbalances - it is obvious that something is seriously wrong.
As a society, we are arguably unhealthier than we have ever been, and many would argue that it has to do with ‘something in the water’ – or in this case the grain – that’s playing a major role in the health crisis.
As the days get shorter and nights get colder, it is about that time of the year when people begin to drop like flies at the hands of illness such as the common cold.
If donning a biohazard suit on your morning commute to avoid contact with other people’s germs seems unreasonable, then help is at hand!
Whether you are training for fat loss, strength or hypertrophy, we can all agree that a sound nutritional program is king for achieving optimal health and improving performance in the gym.
In terms of body composition, what you eat, how much and how you combine foods has huge chemical reactions and hormonal implications. This is especially critical in terms of carbohydrate consumption.
Mmmm black gold. Information conflicts in relation to whether coffee is harmful or helpful. In this video, Ty offer a breakdown of the pros, cons and consideration that coincide with coffee consumption.
People often ask me, "What is the best diet for fat loss?" Much to their frustration, the blanket response I give everytime is, "Whatever works for you.'
Yet no matter whether you are paleo, low carb aficionado or flexible dieting advocate, here is a trick I learnt that not only works a treat in eliciting fat loss, but also passes on a number of other surprising health benefits to boot.