Joe Rogan, Dom D’Agostino and Layne Norton. [Update: k-Challenge]

Diet myths never die. They change with the times and evolve accordingly. Gone are the days of bodybuilding forums, Tea Nation. and the champions of Broscience 1.0. I know because I held the shovel. As did a few others. A decade later, we’re back were we started. You might not see it because you’re not […]

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Is Late Night Eating Better for Fat Loss and Health?

If late night eating interferes with fat loss, why do people who eat more in the evening lose more fat than people who don’t? If carbs become fattening after 6 PM, how come people who eat more carbs after 6 PM lose more fat than those who eat them earlier in the day? If we […]

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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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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. […]

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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 […]

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Malcolm Gladwell on Low Carb Diets

Following up on my article about the fat fallacy and anti-fat propaganda of the 80s and 90s, I thought it would be fitting to cover the carbophobia of more recent times. The origins of carbophobia can be traced back to the late ’90s. Just about the same time that the public was starting to realize […]

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Diet Mythology: Ancel Keys and The Fat Fallacy

Bad science breeds diet mythology. Somewhere along the way someone screws up. The screw-ups can range from borderline deception and outright idiocy to a more subtle kind that is not apparent upon closer scrutiny and careful reflection by a third party. Sometimes the devil is in the details. In many cases the mass media is […]

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