Here in the Burn The Fat "Food and Nutrition" department, you will find leading edge information on Food and Nutrition that will help you live the BFFM lifestyle. Stay up to date on food and nutrition with the information below.
Is It Okay To Get All Your Protein From Protein Shakes?
Protein shakes are convenient - in minutes, you can mix them up, drink them down, and be on your way. Given how busy most people are, plus the fact that high-quality protein powders are available today, it's not uncommon for a muscle and fitness enthusiast to wonder, "What would happen if I got ALL my protein from shakes? It sure would be easy. But is that okay? Is it even healthy?" Read on and find out.
Is Cream Of Rice A Good Carb?
Cream of rice hot cereal; some athletes, body builders and dieters enjoy it, and consider it great fuel, other people worry whether it's a "white carb" that is best avoided, like white bread or other processed foods. In this Burn the Fat food and nutrition column, we revisit the brown versus white rice debate and then look at rice in it's granulated breakfast cereal form to help you decide if it's a good carb for you...
Does Timing Your Daily Water Intake Matter?
You know that staying hydrated is important for your health and your physical performance, but do you know when is the right time to drink your water? Can drinking more water at certain times help you burn more fat? Is it true that drinking water during a meal is bad for digestion? Get all the answers in today's Burn the Fat Q & A column...
Are Dairy Products Fattening and Unhealthy "Dietary Devils?" (UPDATE)
Cheese, cottage cheese, yogurt and milk - foods long considered daily staples of good health - have come under fire recently by certain health authorities. Some experts claim that humans were not meant to drink cow's milk and that our body can't process dairy products. One even said that dairy is a dietary "devil!" Is there any truth to these warnings or are other motives behind these scare tactics? Tom Venuto reveals the truth...
Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle Vegetarian's Guide To Plant-Based Meals
If you're one of the many people following a plant-based diet, that should not deter you from building muscle or even pursuing bodybuilding. It's a misconception that you cannot get the required nutrients from plants to build strong, lean muscle. The same principles that meat eating bodybuilders use can be employed by plant based athletes, it just requires a little more diligence in selecting and combining foods every day. In this report, you'll get a great list of suggestions for plant based sources of protein, as well as sample meals and an extensive food and shopping list...
What is the Best Type of Oatmeal
Oatmeal is wildly popular among fitness fanatics, athletes and Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle followers - almost a "must eat" source of carbohydrates. But which brand of oatmeal is best and how should you cook it to make it as healthy as possible? Also, many people complain that it's kind of plain by itself. What do you do to make it taste better? Read on to find out!
The Wheat Belly Diet: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight?
In a bold proclamation, Dr. William Davis, best-selling author of "Wheat Belly," claims wheat is to blame for obesity in America. Does this simple mix of flour and water (and his claims), actually hold water? In this detailed, scientifically referenced expose', Burn the Fat Inner Circle contributor and personal trainer Mike Howard discusses "celiac silliness," the facts about insulin and the truth about wheat and fat loss... is wheat really something to fear or just the victim of food fear mongering?
The Muscle-Building Macro! How Much Protein Should You Eat For Better Body Composition?
How much protein should you eat? It's one of the biggest debates in the bodybuilding, weight loss and sports nutrition fields! Due to different ideologies and objectives, it's a debate that's not likely to end soon. The good news is, Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle (BFFM) has nailed down protein needs to a science and the best part is, BFFM explains how to customize protein for your needs not someone else's. This is a brand new excerpt from the new edition of BFFM ("Burn the Fat 2.0) that makes finding your ideal protein goal a snap so you can gain more muscle and burn more fat at the optimal rate!
The Water Controversy: How Much Should Athletes, Bodybuilders and Fitness Enthusiasts REALLY Drink?
Drink 8 glasses of water a day is popular health advice among the general public. Drink a gallon a day is common advice for bodybuilders. But in recent years, the old 8 x 8 (eight 8-oz glasses) has been called into question. You now hear health experts say, "8 x 8 is a myth! Stop drinking so much water!" Confusing right? Well, if you're an athlete, a bodybuilder or even just a serious fitness enthusiast, you'd better evaluate your water needs very carefully before you listen to these so-called "mythbusters."