July 2013 Archives

Cut to Bulk

Midsummer starts the transition from fit and trim to muscle mass

By Brandon Harrison
July 18, 2013 4:46 AM |
The summer is in full swing, arms are exposed, shirts are off, and shorts are riding low. The cutting months, getting to that perfect beach body, are over. It is finally time to start maneuvering your body to add lean body mass. The transition, though, can be just as confusing as the cutting phase. How much do I eat? When ... [Read]

Carbohydrates are your body’s go-to source for energy. That's the generally accepted knowledge on carbs, but it goes much further than that. Many won’t mention, or even know about carbohydrates' role in regulating blood glucose, sparing protein use for energy, or the breakdown of fatty acids. When you take a look at the entire set of functions, it’s hard to ... [Read]

The Kitchen Clock

Intermittent fasting bucks conventional wisdom, but with possibly substantial benefits

By Brandon Harrison
July 3, 2013 6:55 AM |
Six small meals throughout the day: the holy grail of dieting. It has been taught and repeated, consumed and digested, as the typical go-to meal plan for shedding weight. It’s so ingrained into the idea of a healthy lifestyle that other options are rarely considered. One of those options, intermittent fasting, or “IF”, is quickly becoming a new powerhouse in ... [Read]