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The Art and Science of Foods That: ‘Fill You Up’

The hardest part of dieting is not the self-control or reduced calories that are part of any weight-loss plan. It’s the seemingly cruel way that your body fights against you to make you hungrier than ever and push you towards the foods you’re trying to avoid.  As you reduce calories and — more importantly — lose weight, things start to change in your body and brain to make you feel hungrier. While super-restrictive diets are a big reason many diets fail, other plans that might be perfectly good also feel impossible…

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How to Use Calorie Cycling to Build Muscle and Lose Fat

This article is from the new second edition of my bestselling fitness book for experienced weightlifters, Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger, which is now live everywhere you can buy books online. Also, to celebrate the book’s release, I’m giving away over $6,000 of glorious goodies, including a 30-minute Zoom call with yours unruly, Vitamix blender, Hypervolt Bluetooth massage gun, and more. Click here to learn how to win. Key Takeaways Calorie cycling is a method of dieting that involves planned increases and decreases in calorie intake throughout the week, typically by…

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The ‘Lose Weight By Breastfeeding’ Message Is Hurting Postpartum Moms

Lose weight while breastfeeding? Breastfeed to lose weight? For years, women have been indoctrinated to believe the most effective way to lose weight postpartum is to breastfeed. Or that the best reason to breastfeed is for weight loss. It’s high time to call out this crap for what it is: an instrument of diet culture to manipulate women during one of the most vulnerable times of their lives — physically, mentally, and emotionally. The truth is, this message is destructive and harming new mothers in alarming ways.  Rather than focusing…

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The Case Against Processed Vegetable Oils

Dr. Paul Saladino is the author of “The Carnivore Code.” I’ve previously interviewed him about the carnivore diet and the impact of metabolic health on COVID-19 outcomes. The video1 above features Saladino on a recent episode of the Joe Rogan podcast. It’s a three-hour conversation, but my focus here is on Saladino’s viewpoints on omega-6 seed oils, and the surprising fact that conventional chicken and pork are significant stealth sources of oxidized omega-6 fats that can contribute to ill health by impairing vital mitochondrial signaling. Vegetable Oils Are Responsible for…

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Is An Alkaline Diet Really Healthier?

Of all the ways you can easily become confused by what foods are “healthy,” the most common is the cruelest. The diet industry loves to take a concept that you understand on a basic level, and then twist science to make it seem that certain foods are dangerous to your health. The manipulation of fear pushes you towards more restrictive diets, “requires” you to waste money on tests that only heighten your fear (unnecessary), and this forces behavioral changes that are unnatural to your preferences and, oftentimes, just lead to…

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Crustless Sausage and Spinach Quiche

This Crustless Sausage and Spinach Quiche with Italian chicken sausage, spinach and cheese is an easy and healthy recipe for breakfast, brunch, or dinner. Crustless Sausage and Spinach Quiche Spinach and Ricotta Quiche and Chicken Quiche are so popular on my site, but I often get asked how to make it crustless. For this low-carb version, I made this with no crust, with chicken sausage and spinach plus I used some light cream to give the eggs more of a creamier custard texture, as most quiches have rather than a…

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Ketones Combat Inflammation and Improve Metabolic Function

In this interview, Dr. William Seeds, an orthopedic surgeon, reviews how to optimize your metabolic function, improve cellular efficiency and make you more resilient against respiratory viruses using ketones — a topic previously discussed in my recent interview with Travis Christofferson, who wrote the book “Ketones: The Fourth Fuel.” “My science background has been cellular molecular biology and biochemistry, so that’s something I’ve been deeply involved with for the last 35 years,” Seeds says. “It’s parlayed into orthopedics, my specialty, because of tissue healing and optimizing cell efficiency and the…

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Keto-approved Chocolate Bars for Chocolate Lovers

People often fall into two categories: those who love chocolate … and those who are wrong. But, as we say in my household: “Don’t hate those who are wrong! It leaves more chocolate for the rest of us.” All jokes aside, if you are following a low-carb or keto diet — but still want to enjoy chocolate every now and then — we’re here to tell you that you CAN do both. It’s just about choosing the right chocolate options! If you’ve ever attempted to shop for low-carb or keto chocolate at…

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10 Breakfast Meal Prep Recipes That Will Make Your Mornings Brighter

Are you looking for some quick, breakfast meal prep ideas? Prepping your breakfast in advance is the perfect way to make your mornings easier and stress free. No more skipping breakfast and relying on coffee to get you through to lunch.  I remember back when I was working my full-time job as a financial analyst – I would either wake up right before I had to leave, or get up early and work on my side hustle. Either way, I always overlooked breakfast to save time. This made it so…

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