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The All-You-Can-Eat Diet

imageIf you work out enough, you can eat as much as you want, and whatever you want.Lately I’ve been toying around with a concept I call “The All-You-Can-Eat Diet.” It could also be described as exercise-only weight loss. To practice it, you simply eat as much as you want and whatever you want and exercise as much as necessary to lose weight.

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Losing fat over the holidays: quick, easy advice from the experts

Individuals who are stuck on the idea that exercise must be packaged into a structured time slot called a "workout" will be destined to fitness and fat-loss failure during the busy holiday season. Traditional family obligations, parties, social events, shopping, and limited daylight hours will all work together to sabotage your exercise goals!

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The Art of Counting Calories: Matt Fitzgerald on Nutrition and Weight Loss

image Counting calories makes sense. A calorie (technically a kilocalorie) is a unit of energy. Specifically, it is energy stored in the bonds of the nutrient molecules we consume in food. To oversimplify a bit, when calories remain stored in molecular bonds, those molecules become part of our bodies (for example, body fat).

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Ask the Experts: Ben Greenfield on fast fat loss

Quick fat-shedding can come in handy, whether you need to shed pounds for an upcoming race, fit into your tux or bridesmaid dress, or get a few more inches into your vertical for the upcoming basketball league. Here are the three key steps that I utilize with my clients and athletes when we need to burn through fat as quickly as possible.

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Ask the Experts: Dr. Rick Kattouf about off-season nutrition

Question: Now that my race season is over, my training will change slightly. I plan to increase my weight training to two days per week and due to weather and daylight savings, the majority of my bike workouts will be on the indoor trainer. I plan to run outside as well as some runs on the treadmill. During this time, are there any recommendations you have for my nutrition?

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