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How to get past the tendency of your body to keep the same fat levels

Chances are you have heard about body fat set point before… it’s the tendency of your body to keep the same fat levels you have in your body. Said in another way,… it’s the way for your body to stay on the same body fat levels (on average). And in case the definition of body …

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Hormones vs. calories: which one is the ruler?

It’s said that whenever we talk about calories we disregard hormones. Funny enough, it’s the exact opposite. Energy balance is affected by hormones and vice versa. It’s a matter of influence that goes in both ways, not a one-direction path. What’s more, energy balance is based on certain things like how many calories does your …

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Why losing 3-5 pounds per month instead of 10+ can be the answer to keeping your weight off

You can lose 10+ pounds per month just as you can lose less, that’s for sure, but… the issue is not how much weight you can lose, the issue is how long can you keep that weight you lose. Here’s why. Let’s say you go through a 12-week diet where you do Intermittent Fasting (it …

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Why the Glycemic Index and spike in insulin are irrelevant for weight loss

If you think that the Glycemic Index (GI) and spikes in insulin caused by certain foods are important to losing weight, then here’s why that’s not the case. But first, let’s understand where this myth is coming from. It just happens that whenever we eat carbs, our body needs to break them down to their …

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Why hormones are not important when losing weight

I bet you’ve heard at least once that “hormones help you dictate how your body responds” when losing fat. And I agree. Hormones influence a lot of processes in our body…  including the change in our weight. For instance, the thyroid is the one that regulates your metabolism …or how could I forget about insulin, …

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How to spot fad diets before doing them

Intermittent fasting (IF), Paleo, Keto… (or any other popular diet) as much as you may like the idea behind them, there’s a problem. They are fad diets… regardless of how “scientific”, “breakthrough” and “magical” they may look like. Here’s something to look at. The idea behind fad diets is that they start raising due to …

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Are you making these 3 mistakes when trying to lose weight?

Losing weight is simple. You just need to eat less than you’re eating to create a caloric deficit, right? Yes and no. I agree you need to create a caloric deficit to lose weight (that’s literally the only way)… and you can do this either by eating less or exercising more. The thing is… as …

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HOW TO KNOW IF THE CALORIES YOU’RE EATING WILL MAKE YOU LOSE WEIGHT

Which is a good number of calories for you to lose weight? 1,200 kcal 1,500 kcal 700 kcal 1,800 kcal You’ve probably reached one of these numbers at some point, yet… here’s the hard truth. There isn’t a certain “magical” number of calories that will make you either gain or lose weight. Why? Because whether …

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The #1 issue with protein powder and fat loss

If you feel like there’s some protein powder specific for fat loss, here’s something to think about. This common idea of having ‘tools’ targeted to our goal is great, yet… It doesn’t mean it’s right. Let me show you why. Protein is protein, no matter what goal you’re going after. Whether you want to build …

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