Nutrition Articles

Nutrition Articles

How to Set a Caloric Deficit for Fat Loss

Fat loss is about calories in versus calories out, but how much less should you eat to lose fat? This is one of the hardest and most important parts of dieting. There are pros and cons to large and small deficits, and you may want to use both depending on

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How to Estimate Your Maintenance Calories

You know that fat loss and muscle gain are about calories in versus calories out. You know that it’s okay to eat your favorite foods in moderation as long as they fit within your calorie limits. However, your problem is that you don’t know how many calories you need to

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5 Research-Proven Steps to Eating a Healthy Diet

You want to be lean, healthy, and long-lived. You also want to be fit. If you’re an athlete, model, or bodybuilder, your job might even depend on your ability to stay lean and/or excel at sports. You know that what and how much you eat are important for your goals.

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Why “Clean Eating” is a Myth

Your favorite foods are poisoning you. Even foods that you thought were safe are actually destroying your health, making you fat, and shortening your life. That’s what you’ve been taught to believe. If there’s one mistaken idea that’s become more embedded in the fitness and health industry than any other,

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Why Calories Count

You’ve heard calories are important. You’ve been told for years that weight loss is about calories in versus calories out. But you’re not happy with that explanation. You’ve heard other people say that calories don’t count — that thermodynamics don’t apply to humans. You’ve heard that weight loss is endlessly complex

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The Traveling Athlete’s Guide to Healthy Eating

Eating healthy meals while traveling is impossible. Well, not impossible, but it certainly feels that way for many people. This is especially true for athletes who are often more careful about what they eat. Traveling should be fun, and it shouldn’t have to ruin your nutrition plan. In this podcast,

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Do You Need to Eat After Lifting Weights to Gain Muscle?

Want to gain muscle? Then… 1. Lift weights. 2. Eat — a lot. If you’re doing those two things — you’ll grow. However, according to many sources, when you eat might be more important than how much. In theory, you’ll recover faster and gain more muscle and less fat if

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