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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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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Random stuff I’ve either discussed or thought about in the last few days. You can read part one here. Some workouts don’t go as planned. Even if your diet has been on point and even if you feel well rested from your last session. If you are attuned to your body and its limits, you […]

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Occam’s Razor

Occam’s razor is a principle named after the 14th-century logician, theologian and Franciscan friar, William of Ockham. In short terms, it means that you shouldn’t make your hypotheses more complex than they need to be. The simplest explanation or strategy is often the right one. Sadly, it’s rarely applied in the fitness industry or among […]

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How to Deal With Water Retention: Part One

In an ideal world, weight loss would be perfectly linear. You’d lose weight in a predictable manner, seeing small but consistent changes each passing day. But this is rarely the case, which my experience has proven me many times over. If you’ve ever been on a diet and tracked your progress with the scale or […]

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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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Fasting and Metabolism

Made a few short comments in response to a blog post I just saw on The Fitness Spotlight. The post is here and below are my responses to some of the claims made. Just a few short comments on some claims here. Sorry if this has been covered somewhere among the comments, I haven’t read […]

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Questions & Answers

This is the first in a series of posts with the most useful replies I made in the íntermittent fasting thread on www.bodybuilding.com. Answers have been edited/updated when needed. Calorie Restriction (CR) vs Intermittent Fasting Q: I think CR in general is probably more healthy for some people than “fasting”. A: Depends on how you […]

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