A Critique of the ISSN Position Stand on Meal Frequency

When International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) released their position stand on the topic of meal frequency, two things stood out to me. First of all, a number of questionable conclusions are made in the abstract. With my last article in mind, the claim that “…increasing meal frequency during periods of hypoenergetic dieting may preserve lean […]

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Better Blood Glucose with Lower Meal Frequency

A new study called “Effect of meal frequency on glucose and insulin excursions over the course of a day” questions the all too popular recommendation of eating every so often to keep blood sugar in check. It actually shows that such advice can be counterproductive, as high meal frequency leads to higher blood sugar levels compared to […]

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New Meal Frequency Study

This just in: Increased meal frequency does not promote greater weight loss in subjects who were prescribed an 8-week equi-energetic energy-restricted diet. Well, nothing new here really, but it bears repeating: a high meal frequency does not speed up metabolism or fat loss. Another nail in the coffin for that tired old myth. Since this […]

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Meal Frequency and Mass Gains

Good article by Lyle. You can check out the progress I made with 16 hours of fasting and three meals a day here. I should note that gaining muscle on an intermittent fasting setup is not for everybody. For some people, it’s simply burdensome to eat the calories required for growth, in which case splitting […]

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Meal frequency again

This just in from Lyle. Meal Frequency and Energy Balance – Research Review I’d note, tangentially and I’ll come back to this below, that there is no data in humans that skipping a single meal or even a day’s worth of meals does anything to metabolic rate. Human metabolism simply doesn’t operate that quickly and […]

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Three Meals Superior for Appetite Control

The six meals a day dogma gets knocked again. Badly. It wasn’t too long ago that the mainstream media caught wind of the fact that there is no difference with regards to fat loss on lower versus higher meal frequencies. Now a new study shows that three meals a day is actually superior to six […]

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My Books: ETA

Happy New Year everyone. Let’s get to it. Writing to clarify and give an update on the elusive Leangains book. Plan on releasing two this year. One, the fabled Leangains official,  will arrive late 2018 (probably in the fourth quarter). Writing diligently, consistently, and have an editor.  I’m making an effort. Can’t say the same […]

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Leangains Site Guide

For beginners wanting the ins and out of my methods, or long-time readers who may have missed a hidden gem or two, I wrote a site guide. This will provide a coherent overview of essential reading as it relates to intermittent fasting, nutrition and good training practices. Let me know if you think something’s missing. Dec 14th: […]

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Intermittent Fasting: Where Are We Now?

It’s been a good while since I last wrote about intermittent fasting. I guess largely because there’s only so much to say about the topic and because I feel like I’ve said most of it. Unless you’re going to make inferences based on animal studies, there’s only so much you can extrapolate from the human experience […]

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