Fat Loss

The Weight Loss Stall

June 26, 2013

in Fat Loss

I recently received an e-mail from a college friend who played football at the University of Maryland. These were his main points: – He has lost 120 lbs over the past two years (he’s probably around 6’4″) and 67 lbs since January 1st. – He has been running 4 or 5 times a week but […]


Exercise is good, but when is more exercise not a good idea? When compensatory mechanisms start to kick in. Compensatory Mechanisms There was a Time magazine article, perhaps three years ago, that talked about how exercise was inefficient for weight loss. In theory, exercise done correctly works perfectly well. The problem is that our own […]


What happens when you lose 74 pounds, going from 237 to 167? In order to lose the weight, you’ve established a caloric deficit. Let’s say you were eating 2,200 calories per day when you weighed 237. You went on a diet that set your daily caloric intake at 1,200. You’ve now created a deficit of […]


I’m not a big believer in cardio as a method for weight loss. This doesn’t mean that I am against cardio, however. My dislike for cardio is rooted in its inefficiency for serving the needs of the exercising population whose main goal is to improve their appearance. Training for purely aesthetic purposes is a whole […]


The weight loss diet. It’s a simple proposition: eat less and you’ll lose weight. What very few people understand, however, is how a diet works. They don’t understand exactly why you lose weight when you eat less, nor do they understand the role of exercise. Let’s say that your body burns 2,000 calories a day […]