An interesting question popped into my inbox the other day: can I perform chest exercises to get rid of my man boobs?
A lot of guys seem to struggle with the man boob thing even when they are adding muscle mass to their body.
You’re hitting the bench press, you’re eating enough calories to build muscle, you’re overall feeling good about your progress.
But, despite all this progress, the moobs are still there! What the hell is going on? Why aren’t they going away? And what can you do to solve this problem?
Let me come right out and say it: sugar by itself isn’t the healthiest thing for you. It will definitely cause you to get fat and gain weight if you consume enough of it.
However, gaining fat is only possible when you’re consuming more calories than you’re burning. That’s the science behind weight gain.
If your metabolism is bad, then you’ll struggle to lose weight even if you’re consuming a low amount of calories.
The problem with sugar is that so many foods we consume contain an absurd amount of sugar. This leads to an abundance of calories if you’re not careful with your eating habits.
You know you’ve seen articles like this before: 12 Superfoods That Burn Belly Fat Fast!
But is there any truth to these headlines? Or are these just another example of clickbait crap that plagues the intarwebz in 2018?
Here’s the answer:
There’s. No. Such. Thing. As. A. Food. That. Burns. Fat.
There’s your answer! Now you can close all those bull crap Buzzfeed articles and stop clicking on their ads that infect your phone with popups (not cool).
Do you consider yourself to be skinny fat? Are you going back and forth between a bulk and a cut with hardly any results to show for it?
Have you been trying to build muscle and lose fat for years and years?
Well, that was me! For most of my life, I was the typical skinny-fat. I always weighed around 150-160, but never seemed to put on muscle — just fat.
And when I cut? It was as if all of my years of lifting was for nothing. There wasn’t a lot of muscle underneath my skinny-fat physique.
One of my core beliefs for people who want to lose weight and burn fat is this: a high-protein diet will do you wonders.
This isn’t because you need all that protein. Far from it according to protein studies. Research is still on-going, but as long as you’re getting 0.6-0.8 grams per pound of body weight per day, you’re fine.
Now with that said:
I recommend that you consume at a minimum 0.8 grams of protein per day while dieting.
The reason for this is due to the fact that when you’re hitting your daily calorie intake with protein, you’re reducing your carbs and fats intake.
Having trouble burning fat off your love handles? Think cardio is the way to go? Then you’ll want to read this article.
Personally, I’ve never been the type to perform cardio. I always used my diet to burn the fat off.
In fact, I’d gladly take a punishing HIIT exercise class just to avoid the boredom of the treadmill.
You may be of the belief that cardio is the key to weight loss. Well, allow me to be the one to set the record straight.
While cardio can be a helpful tool for your fat burning potential, it is not even close to being as important as your overall diet.
This will be a quick article with some tips about burning fat through diet and nutrition.
Why the quick article? Because you’re busy and I want you to get some value out of this ASAP. There’s plenty of 5,000 word essays on the internet about nutrition.
This isn’t one of those. You’ll be able to read through this in a few minutes and have some fat burning knowledge to improve your health.
Not bad, eh?
One of the more commonly debated topics is whether eating many small meals throughout the day is better for weight loss.
For me, this is one of those details that is extremely small on the scale of importance in this whole fitness and dieting thing.
Without a doubt, nutrition is at the top of the list. Whether your goal is to burn fat or build muscle, you cannot hit that goal without getting your diet under control.
The reason why most people fail at reaching their dieting goals is due to this simple fact:
Your inability to control your hunger. The cravings break you down mentally. You give in to the temptation of grabbing that oreo cookie crumble sundae.
I’ve been there. In fact, I still struggle with these temptations every single time I diet. I like eating out with friends and I refuse to give up my social life for the sake of losing weight.
Ah yes, the Keto Diet. Easily one of the most popular weight loss trends these days.
From “teatoxes” to prepared meals, Atkins and Weight Watchers, there are plenty of diets to try.
But which one will help you achieve your health and fitness goals?
Many diets suggest taking supplements which are helpful if you are not consuming a healthy amount of nutrients from food alone.