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Cutting calories won’t give you results

How many times have you tried losing weight by simply cutting out your calories? If it didn’t go as planned, there’s a simple reason for that. Cutting calories won’t give you results. (Not in the way most people do it, at least). You see, the way most people go about it is that once they

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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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Your belly won’t be trimmed by doing any of these

If there’s one area that pretty much everyone (I don’t know anyone who’s the exception) wants to be gone is their belly area. That’s why they do things like: Cardio (regardless of the sessions you do per week or if it’s HIIT or not). Train abs at least 3 times per week Go crazy low

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The truth behind protein powder

There’s this misconception about protein powder out there. Many think it’s somehow magical while others think they can’t see results if they don’t take it on a daily basis. In fact, some people still think there’s this 30-minute anabolic window where if they don’t take it after their workout, they are not maximizing protein synthesis

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Why do people gain weight when eating low calories?

Whether you’re at 1,500kcal… 1,00kcal, or even lower…  there are some cases where you can gain weight (even when you’re eating low calories). Here’s why. In many cases, it’s because whether what you think is a deficit right now for you to lose weight… in reality, your metabolism has adapted to the point that it’s

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This happens when you go so low on calories

Yesterday, someone in a forum asked me a very interesting question. “I have been eating 600 calories or less for a whole year now. I want to reverse my diet according to my BMR 1200. What should I do? I am facing a medical problem because of the low calories lifestyle.” Well, maybe I can

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Why you need to eat more to lose weight

What would you do if I tell you that you need to eat more to lose fat? Doesn’t make sense, I know. You’ve heard a hundred times that to lose weight, you need to reduce your calories (AKA a caloric deficit)… and it’s true as that’s the only way to lose fat (regardless of what

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Carbs or fats? Which one is ideal for fat loss

Raise your hand if you’ve heard at least once that you should eat fewer carbs to lose weight? Now raise your hand if you’ve heard it for fats? Ok, interesting. Well, I got some bad news to share. Whether you’ve tried to cut carbs or fasts out of your diet, it doesn’t really matter. Why?

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How to deal with metabolic adaptations

If you’ve dieted at least once, you have heard the term ‘metabolic adaptation’. It’s a fancy term to explain what happens with your body when doing some changes in your body (like losing fat) and it’s something that will happen to everyone. The thing is… Not everyone knows that 1) it’s normal 2) what to

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This well-known doctor gets debunked

The other day, I was reading some articles in Medium about fat loss. To my surprise, I found a well-known doctor making some posts. But what really caught my attention was one of his articles that he posted 4 years ago, titled “The Useless concept of calories”. It was quite a good article with some

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Cutting carbs won’t help you lose weight

The more you cut rice (or any carb), the higher the chances of you gaining your weight back. Here’s why. In many cultures, people consume a lot of rice as part of their daily meals. But when they want to lose weight, they first turn to remove this food from their diets… which can end

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This is what a “diet” really means

Many people go out there saying they are on a diet without paying attention to the real definition. To begin with, let’s explore the roots of the word diet. It comes from the greek diata, which means “a way of living” So this means that when you say “you’re on a diet”, in reality, you

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Not all weight loss is created equal

Do you know why I’d rather lose 3-5 pounds of fat per month than 10+ of weight? Simply because it lets me know that the majority of the weight I lose will come from fat and not other tissues like muscle. There’s this idea that all weight loss is created equal. And they simply don’t

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The myth of Glycemic Index and what to focus instead

If you were to say that GI is important, you’d be right. But at the same time, you would be focusing only on one area rather than in the whole scenario. Let me explain. It’s not uncommon to hear that people should avoid high glycemic index food since that causes spike in insulin, thus leading

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