Category: Fat Loss

The Real Science of How Apple Cider Vinegar Can Help You Lose Fat and Control Blood Sugar

There are many blogs talking about the benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) and how it can help you lose weight. Similarly, there are many blogs saying that this is all just a myth – that ACV has no effect on weight or fat loss. It’s time to set this straight. I have never seen…




The Surprising Health Benefits of Cocoa

Can a food really have similar benefits as regular exercise? It appears that if you are talking about cocoa, the answer is unequivocally yes! Its cardiovascular, longevity, cancer, muscle growth, fat loss, and stimulatory benefits are nothing short of astounding, and now cocoa has the support of numerous scientific research papers. So let’s see exactly…



Fish Oil / Omega 3’s Part 1: Can Fish Oil Help the Pounds Swim Away?

Almost everyone knows about fish oil now, but is it really everything it’s cracked up to be? Many people say the omega 3s from fish oil help with building muscle, increasing strength, developing power, losing fat, lubricate joints, as well as a myriad of other beneficial health effects. Furthermore, most “experts” say that you should…




Introducing Optimal Body Podcast!

Sam Biesack from Optimal Living and I have created Optimal Body Podcast! It is a podcast that has the same goals as this site: to get you closer to your fitness goals by providing you with accurate, research-based information that can help take your fitness to the next level!   Come check out the first…



Does Arginine Work? It Might Not Give You a Pump, but Don’t Miss Out on its Other Benefits!

If you go to GNC and look at many of the supplements that are supposed to give you a nice big pump in the gym, you will find that many of them contain arginine, and many of them list arginine as the first ingredient. But does arginine actually cause an increase in nitric oxide and…




Fruit Juice to Lose Weight? Think Again.

  I’ve have already discussed in my last post regarding peanut butter that people generally like to categorize foods at either simply “good” or “bad” when most of the time, nutrition isn’t as simply as that. One of the prime examples of this is fruit juice and fruit smoothies. Some say that fruit juice is…



Peanut Butter: Health Food or Fat Promoter

  In a never-ending quest to achieve a massive musculature, many try to take advantage of every available muscle-promoting food they can get their hands on. One of the foods that consistently wiggles itself into the diet plan of aspiring weight lifters is peanut butter. Due to being found naturally in nature and delivered to…



Hierarchy of Importance for Fat Loss

People fail at a diet for many different reasons. Sometimes the person gives up too quickly. Sometimes they just do not put in the amount of work that is necessary to change their body. However, sometimes, the diet fails them. It has been my experience that one of the main reasons that a diet will…



Just Because it’s Healthy Doesn’t Mean You Should Eat it.

The information that the general public are aware about is generally increasing in both quality and quantity overtime, for the most part. Much of this is due to the rapid amount of information that can be consumed via the internet along with an observed trend of average person becoming more heath-conscious. However, along with the…



The Real Truth About How Cardio Effects Fat Loss

Image provided by lululemon athletica I have visited this topic before in Is Cardio Effective for Fat Loss and The ABSOLUTE Best Type of Cardio, but based on the comments I received and talking to others about the subject, I think that I need to bring it up one more time. As I’ve said before,…