It’s July Friday the 13th and Pride has begun in Hillcrest, San Diego, CA. In preparation of many hours of dancing, drinking, parades and memories I started drinking gallons of water and relaxing poolside.
“Abs are made in the kitchen” – this is a motto ingrained into me back in my competitive bodybuilding days of the 1990’s.
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”
31. Gulp H2O
Kick the diet beverages and vitamin enhanced money traps and reach for good ‘ole H2O instead. Drinking water helps people feel full, and as a result, consume fewer calories. Drinking water also significantly elevates resting energy expenditure (basically the number of calories we’d burn if we sat around all day) and lower water intake is associated with obesity. Continue reading “Science backed ways to lose weight. Part IV”