Tag: calories

Constrained Total Energy Expenditure and Metabolic Adaptation Part 2

Last month, I postedĀ Constrained Total Energy Expenditure and Metabolic Adaptation, which is an overview of the research of Dr. Herman Pontzer. In short, his work makes the case that we adapt metabolically to higher levels of exercise by … [continue reading]

Constrained Total Energy Expenditure and Metabolic Adaptation

I just heard a fascinating podcast interview about energy expenditure. It connects the dots on many things that I have felt, but could not prove. If you have an hour, listen to Sigma NutritionĀ #208.

SNR #208: Herman Pontzer, PhD

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The Math Behind the Potato Hack

I briefly touched on the calorie math of the Potato Hack in a post back in 2015. In this post, I will be heading to the chalkboard to show my work and teach you how to figure out your numbers.… [continue reading]

Wow! A Good Article on Calories!

For what seems like years there has been this endless debate on calories. It probably will never end.

On one side you have charlatans that preach certain calories in excess somehow magically won’t make you fat. This belief is rampant … [continue reading]

How I Plan to Lose 20 Pounds – And Win the Bet

For those that don’t know the background story read How I Regained the Weight I Lost, The Fat Loss Bet and The Fat Loss Side Bet. In this post, I am going to outline my plan for losing … [continue reading]

The Twinkie Diet Proved Nothing New

I wrote this post two years ago but never hit publish. It got lost in the drafts. Consider this a “lost episode”.

In 2010, Escape the Herd alerted me to the story of a professor who proved that fat loss … [continue reading]