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Does Fasting Destroy Your Muscle?

Does intermittent fasting destroy muscle? Many people worry about this, but what does the science say? Celebrities like Terry Crews use intermittent fasting to not only lose weight but also build muscle. Learn why fasting does not burn muscle.

Fasting and Exercise – Fasting 23

Is it possible to exercise while fasting? This is a common question we hear all the time. People think that food gives them energy and therefore it will be difficult to fast and exercise at the same time. Some people with physically demanding jobs feel that they could not fast and work properly. What's the...

Exercise is not Total Energy Expenditure

Exercise is often (wrongly) assumed to be extremely important for weight loss. Watching popular shows such as 'The Big Loser' often portray exercise as the most important factor in weight loss. Courageous Drs. Malhotra, Noakes and Phinney recently pointed this out in a recent editorial.  The reason for this commonly made error lies in the...

Fasting and Lipolysis – Part 4

Insulin is the main driver of both obesity and type 2 diabetes.  The key to reversing both conditions is therefore not "How do we reduce calories?", but instead "How do we reduce Insulin?"  There are almost no drugs that will do this.  There are actually two classes of medications that consistently reduces insulin - one...

How to Lose Weight I

We start 2015 with a new series - How to Lose Weight.  Probably what many people wonder about this time of year.  First and foremost, any rational weight loss program starts with a thorough understanding of what causes weight gain in the first place.  What is the Aetiology of Obesity? We've spent the previous year...

Eat Less, Move More – Exercise Part IV

Click here to go to Exercise Part I, Part II, and Part III. The commonly prescribed treatment for obesity is to Eat Less and Move More.  Epic Fail is the phrase that springs to mind.  What is most interesting to me is that this  has been proven to be a complete and utter failure, yet...

Exercise in Futility – Exercise III

Click here to go to Exercise part I, and part II. We’ve previously examined the terrific Women’s Health Initiative study.  Close to 50,000 women participated in this study.  The study group followed, a low fat, low calorie diet and increased their exercise by 10% over 7 years.  In other words, they followed a conventional low-fat, calorie restricted...

Why Exercise is Not Effective for Weight Loss – Exercise Part II

Click here for Exercise part I.  Start the Hormonal Obesity series. In the conventional view of obesity, diet and exercise are commonly prescribed treatments for obesity as if they are equally important.  Sort of 50% diet and 50% exercise prescription.  A simple calculation will illustrate the glitch in this thinking. Basal energy expenditure (BEE) is...

The Myth about Exercise – Exercise Part I

We will return to more detailed discussions about hormonal obesity but you might be wondering about that other great pillar of current obesity thinking (Caloric Reduction as Primary – CRaP) – Exercise. To review the Hormonal Obesity part I, part II, part III, part IV, and part V click here. To start at the very beginning...