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How To Lose Weight

Should I Skip Breakfast or Dinner?

Is skipping breakfast better than skipping dinner for weight loss? When fasting, you’ll often skip meals, so does it matter if you are skipping breakfast or skipping dinner? Absolutely. Dr. Jason Fung explains and discusses how hunger works and discuss how to adjust your intermittent fasting schedule to maximize results. Dr. Fung shares 5 tips...

Metabolic Rate (How to avoid Starvation Mode)

Metabolic rate is how much energy (calories) your body uses in a day for normal function. This is the energy for your brain, heart, liver etc. and does not include exercise. We know that calorie restricted diets lower metabolic rate, and this limits weight loss, and is often called starvation mode. Dr. Jason Fung explains...

Quick Intermittent Fasting Tips (Advanced)

Four more quick intermittent fasting tips to help you lose weight. Dr. Jason Fung covers more tips for changing behaviors, rather than the more basic tips covered previously. First, find a group that will support you and your efforts to use intermittent fasting to quickly lose weight. Second, give your body time to adjust to...

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.

Who needs to avoid Fat Bombs and BPC?

Does eating extra fat via Fat Bombs and Bullet Proof Coffee make you fat? Here's the short answer. Yes and no. If you are slender, then eating fat will not make you fat. If you are obese/ overweight then yes, eating more fat will make you fat. Let me explain. The answer, of course, has...

Obesity – Solving the Two-Compartment Problem – Fasting 21

One of the major mistakes made by the Calories In/ Calories Out (CICO) hypothesis is the presumption that energy is stored in the body as a single compartment. They consider that all foods can be reduced to their caloric equivalent and then stored in a single compartment in the body (Calories In). The body then...

Why Can’t I Lose Weight? – HTLW 12

Why can't I lose weight? I hear this question all the time. It's usually followed by something like "my best friend SkinnyBitch used this internet diet and lost 30 pounds. Why can't I?" The basic question is something like this. If their friend uses a LCHF diet to lose weight, why doesn't it work for...

Do All Diets Fail? – How to Lose Weight XI

All diets fail. Long term dieting is sheer futility. After initial weight loss, the dreaded plateau appears, followed by the even more dreaded weight regain. What do I mean? Weight loss follows the same basic curve so familiar to dieters the world over. Whether it is the Mediterranean, the Atkins, or even the old fashioned...

Fibre reduces Insulin – How To Lose Weight X

When we consider the nutritional benefits of food, we think about the vitamins, minerals and nutrients they contain.  We think about components in the food that nourish the body. Fibre is completely different. The key to understanding fibre’s effect is to realize that the benefit lies not as a nutrient, but as an anti-nutrient.  Fibre...

Fibre – How To Lose Weight IX

Fibre is the non-digestible part of food, usually a carbohydrate. A more formal definition is the “dietary constituents that are not enzymatically degraded to absorbable subunits in the stomach and small intestine”. These are generally plant foods, but occasional animal foods such as liver glycogen are included. Common types of fibre include cellulose, hemicellulose, pectins,...

The Great Carbohydrate Debate – How to Lose Weight VIII

In the ongoing effort to lose weight, the uncontroversial first step is to reduce added sugars.  The next step is to reduce refined carbohydrates.  There are many diets that advocate increasing carbohydrate intake instead.  And some of them do indeed work. Controversy surrounds the humble carbohydrate. Is it good or bad?  From the mid 1950’s...