Tag Archives: weight loss

Bottle necks vs Marginal Gains

The following post is an excerpt from ESP Tipcast 51, below. Listeners may remember my discussion with Allen Lim on marginal gains. Allen made the point that many athletes become hyper focused on certain areas that yield very little return. We can consider this the 1% margin. However, this focus on...
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The anti-protein movement: More bullshit “evidence”

Look, I get it. Some people have an agenda. Maybe they’re naive or gullible, or maybe they believe something so much they have to dig up anything they can to prove their point (i.e., confirmation bias). As Mark Twain once said: “What gets us into trouble is not what we don’t...
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Tis the season to take it off before you pack on more!

Here’s a nice article on how to make those weight loss goals stick. While exercise remains a poor strategy for weight loss, especially by itself, it is an essential supplement to maximizing weight loss, reversing obesity related damage, and maintain the weight loss. In fact, research does support the notion...
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Low fat vs Low carb: not much debate anymore

In a recent paper published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, Bazzano et al. (2014) compared two groups of subjects consuming either a low carb diet (<30%) a low fat diet (<30%). The results of the study have raised eyebrows and have further strengthen the belief that dietary fat consumption...
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Men are from Mars and Women are from…

…Mars! Sorry, that one should be obvious, despite what John Gray suggested, men and women differ less physiologically than we think; Dr’s often have a poor understanding of actual research evidence. One of those myths has extended to weight loss. As the media has portrayed, it is more difficult for women...
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Extinguishing the dehydration debate: it’s heat baby!

With the unofficial end of summer upon us, I wanted revisit the great hydration debate. I saw many posts this summer about struggles with the heat, along with numerous other responses about drinking as the solution to most of the problems. Much of the advice was just the usual non...
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