Cheat Day Strategies For A Hedonist

Can you avoid fat gain during cheat days and holiday feasts like Thanksgiving and Christmas? Sure, you can. But if you’re a big eater that loves food, like me, it’s more a question of minimizing fat storage than attempting to avoid it. And trust me, there’s a few nifty strategies that can be used for […]

Top Ten Fasting Myths Debunked

Or “Top Ten Diet Myths Debunked“. That would have fit almost as well. Ok, so in retrospect, I think I screwed up on the title. Many myths just happened to be connected to intermittent fasting (meal frequency, breakfast skipping, etc.). Well, live and learn. November 4th Addendum Section added at the end of the article. […]

Eat Stop Eat Expanded Edition Review

Eat Stop Eat Expanded Edition is the newly released update of Brad Pilon’s three-year-old book about intermittent fasting. This is the first and only review you’ll need to read on it. Right off the bat, let me say that the new edition is a tremendous improvement over the original Eat Stop Eat. Brad has given […]

Amazing High Protein Recipes and Jack3d Review

This post will include a few random goodies: two awesome high protein recipes, the best tasting casein protein powders, a new BCAA recommendation, and a review of Jack3d. I’m a sucker for puddings and chocolate pudding with milk was probably one of the main contributors for my fatassitude when growing up. I could eat it […]

Intermittent Fasting Blogs

I’ve seen lots of new bloggers reporting about their success with the Leangains approach to intermittent fasting, so I thought I’d add them here in case anyone wants to check them out. Leangains results at SuperBootCampsBlog. Added April 7th. Bodyrecomposition with Leangains. Added Dec 3rd. Leangains: Martin Berkhan Means It. Added Dec 3rd. Martin Berkhan […]

Leangains Meals Part Two

Time for some more Leangains certified meals from myself, clients and Leangains fans from all around the globe. Click the hyperlinked names after the headings if you want to see the person behind the meals. Post-workout meal XXXL roast beef platter with potatoes. This is a meal I’ve been eating a lot lately. I get […]

Do Raspberries Stunt Muscle Growth? And much more

Some highlights from my twitter between January and April, with additional commentary. I tend to tweet about recent scientific findings and other stuff I find interesting. Do raspberries stunt muscle growth? Tweet: “I’m a sucker for raspberries and sometimes eat them by the pound as a treat with cinnamon or cacao. Raspberry ketones may have […]

The truth about alcohol, fat loss and muscle growth

I’ve been getting tons of questions relating to alcohol and fat loss lately. Happens every time summer rolls around. Outdoor parties, clubbing, vacations and the whole shebang. Alcohol is a key ingredient. What people want to know is basically how fattening alcohol is, how it affects protein synthesis, how to make it work with their […]

Leangains Meals

Figured I’d post some meals me and my clients are eating. Rest day meal This is a good way to start rest days. I’ll usually throw together some fattier cuts of meat and fry it with mushrooms, onion and veggies. Quick, easy and very satiating. 300-400 g ground lamb. I’ll use ground beef or ground […]

4 lbs of Meat and A Heineken

You might not know this but aside from having attained the highest rank in cheesecake mastery, I am also an ambitious scholar of meat mastery and beermanship. This last weekend, on Midsummer’s Eve, I decided it was time to introduce Marjan, an eager Leangains apprentice, to these fine arts. I told him it was time […]