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Fasting has a pretty interesting reputation in the health and fitness world.   A huge body of evidence suggests that fasting – limiting your caloric intake for a prolonged period can have numerous benefits including weight loss, improved immune function, improved cognitive function, and even an increased life-space.   And yet, many people don't fast.   Why? Put simply: it feels wrong. Years of fitness mythology and general, but wrong, advice has led to a misconception that if you don't eat fo...

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Whey protein powder – by far one of the most popular supplements out there – tends to be associated with a particular class of exerciser. Specifically, people generally think of big, muscle-bound, bodybuilder-types chugging whey protein shakes several times a day in an effort to bulk up.   Unfortunately, this limited view has meant that plenty of people have missed out on a powerful and underpublicized benefit of whey: weight loss.   How does whey protein powder aid in weight loss? And how ca...

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You know that, to bulk up, you need protein. But, as a vegetarian, that can seem like a pretty daunting task. Of course, a properly constructed plant-based diet can provide plenty of protein for clean bulk, but it will take some work.   So, we’d like to help you get started. Here is a basic vegetarians’ guide to clean bulking, complete with some helpful principles to help you put on all that lean mass you’ve been working for.   But First…   Before you do anything else, though, you need to kno...

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The idea that you can skip meals and gain muscle mass probably seems a little strange. According to an ever-growing body of research, though, Intermittent Fasting – purposefully skipping meals – could actually do just that: help to encourage muscle growth.   But, how can this be true? After all, won't your body start to devour your muscle for fuel if you go without food for too long?   Exercise, Fasting and Repairs   To fully answer this question, it's important that we talk about the hormona...

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Losing weight is difficult, especially when you have an uber-busy life. Who really has time to plan and prep all those meals while making sure they’re nutritionally balanced and delicious?   If this sounds like you, meal replacement shakes might be the trick. There’s nothing to prepare ahead of time – and at the very most, you might have to combine a powdered shake mix with liquid in a shaker cup.   It’s a simple change to your day, no major effects on your lifestyle, and you don’t have to bu...

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