Diet: Weight Loss and Metabolism The last time it happened, it was the girl who cuts my hair. "So, what kind of diet are you on?" she asked. Since I'm a nutritional biochemist, it's a question I'm used to. My instinct was to skip the scientific details, spit out a four-word answer, and hope she'd move on to the neck shaving. There are plenty of experts who claim that all that matters is the number of calories you eat: If you want to lose weight, eat fewer calories than you burn. Case in point: carbohydrates. But here's what's surprising: High-sugar carbohydrates aren't always bad. Lose weight around the clock with The 8-Hour Diet! Time Zone 1: Right after You Wake In a study of 2,831 people, researchers at Harvard University found that those who ate breakfast every day were 44 percent less likely to be overweight and 41 percent less likely to suffer from insulin resistance—a precursor to diabetes—than those who had no a.m. meal. Time Zone 2: Every 3 Hours after Breakfast Time Zone 3: After Your Workout 1. 2.
The Best Of The Best: Here Are 20 Gems Of Wisdom You Need To Know Think of this list as the Academy Awards of getting bigger, stronger and leaner: It’s a collection of tips that represent total domination in the gym. Each “best” selection was chosen based on either bona fide scientific data, overwhelming anecdotal evidence by hardcore gym rats around the world or both. Looking for the best way to add thickness to your arms, carve out a six-pack or throw around more weight than you ever have? You’ll find the answer here. 1) Best For Big Biceps: Barbell Curl While variety is key to developing well-balanced arms, we suggest you stick mainly with straight barbell curls and use the EZ-bar just once in a while for a change. More weight used means greater muscle-fiber stimulation and growth potential. 2) Best For Overall Chest Mass: Dumbbell Bench Press 3) Best For Deltoid Development: Dumbbell Overhead Press 4) Best For Building Triceps: Dips Pushdowns might be your favorite triceps movement, but when was the last time you did dips? Sample HIIT workout to try: 1.
7 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Running Hindsight is 20/20. As I look back on nearly 13 years of competitive racing, I want to change a lot of my past training. I made a lot of mistakes – small decisions that resulted in an injury, a poor race, or missing half a year of running. Many of my injuries can be attributed to impatience and a feeling of invincibility. No longer. I want you to learn from my mistakes so you can be the best runner possible. Success in Distance Running Takes Time A lot of time. One of my previous problems is that I jumped from 40 miles per week to 70 in three months. Runners Don’t Just Run I used to think I only needed running to be fast. Being athletically well-rounded and coordinated helps you prevent injuries and run more efficiently, which corresponds to long-term consistent training. Do the Little Things If you need to be nudged in the right direction, then here we go: buy a foam roller, consider a personalized training plan, or bet a friend that you’ll stick to your program. Run in Less Shoe