Why does High Intensity Training (HIT) help weight loss?

High Intensity Training (HIT) works by lowering your insulin level, increasing your VO2 max, and stimulating the release of cortisol. When you exercise large muscle groups to exhaustion, you deplete muscle glycogen and create a demand for ATP for energy, and stimulate the release of cortisol. In English, if I can convince you to do […]

High Intensity Training (HIT) helps you stop cheating

High Intensity Training (HIT) helps weight loss by lowering your insulin level and increasing your VO2 max. Doing HIT, you have fewer carbohydrate cravings, and stick to your low carb diet better. Try 20 seconds of high intensity exertion, 3 times a day for 1 week. You will be surprised how much easier it is […]

Sushi for weight loss

Sashimi (raw fish – sushi without the rice) is almost the ideal diet food. You can eat just about all the raw fish and Japanese vegetables and miso soup you like, and lose weight very rapidly. At 20 calories per ounce, raw fish is the one of the best protein-calorie bargains on the planet, right […]

A trick that makes low carb diets work better

If you’ve never tried a diet that limits night eating, you might be surprised how well it can work for you. The issue is not that your body processes calories after 6pm, any differently than calories before 6pm – but about 80% of your daily calories are usually eaten after 6pm. On a low carb […]

How Timing Diets work

Timing Diets don’t work because of the timing, they work because they restrict calories. The magic of not eating after 6pm, isn’t that your body processes calories differently later in the day. The magic of not eating after 6pm, s not putting in calories after 6pm. The magic of eating 6 meals a day isn’t […]

Count protein calories

You’re better off counting your protein calories than weighing them. Try to get your protein in measured portions. Costco and Sam’s Club and Walmart sell bags of frozen chicken breasts, so you know exactly how many calories you are eating. When you get fresh chicken breasts at Kroger’s, you can be eating anywhere between 100-400 […]

High Intensity Training tips

Once you start High Intensity Training, 20 seconds – 3 times a day, it’s important to increase the tension settings on your crosstrainer every 1-2 weeks. You will be getting incredibly stronger from your 20 second workouts, and it’s essential to increase the resistance so you continue to benefit from the exercise. Most patients do […]

The best weight loss is simple

If you’re not hungry, don’t eat. The less you eat, the faster you are going to lose weight. It’s always easier to eat nothing than to eat a little. Do 20 seconds of High Intensity Training, 3 times a day. Eat mostly protein, and try to keep your calories at 500-600 a day. If you […]

Increase cocoa percentage to decrease chocolate damage

If you can’t stop eating chocolate (today is the day after Easter), a trick that can help is to increase the cocoa percentage of the chocolate you are eating. Half the time the problem is the sugar rush, and by eating higher cocoa percentage chocolate, you may find yourself doing far less caloric damage. Rule […]