“Free” Foods You Can Eat to Stay Full

Enjoying fresh lobster in Pattaya, Thailand.
Enjoying fresh lobster in Pattaya, Thailand.

Almost all foods contain calories, but some foods have so few that they aren’t worth really counting. These are frequently called “free foods.” If you’re on a diet and want a snack, here are a list of those “free foods” that you can eat in moderation without tracking.

First, a small caveat. There is nothing magical about the foods below. They contain calories, and consuming too much of them will make their low-calorie nature non-trivial. If you eat them in moderation though, they’ll subside your hunger. Continue reading ““Free” Foods You Can Eat to Stay Full”

Abs are made in the kitchen

“Abs are made in the kitchen” – this is a motto ingrained into me back in my competitive bodybuilding days of the 1990’s.

"Abs are made in the kitchen" - this is a motto ingrained into me back in my competitive bodybuilding days of the 1990's.
“Abs are made in the kitchen”

A multitude of infomercials, supplement suppliers and well-paid spokespeople try to promote a quick-fix six-pack solution, although there is no such thing as a cutting diet, abs diet, mass-gaining diet, etc.

Bottom line is the “Law of Thermodynamics” – weight reduction can only take place when there is more energy burned than consumed.

Likewise, weight gain (muscle gain) can only take place when more calories are consumed than burned. Continue reading “Abs are made in the kitchen”