Nutrition

Can you gain muscle and lose fat at the same time?

Can you gain muscle and lose fat at the same time?

We live in sad times for bodybuilding. Although broscience is finally losing face, it’s being replaced by what I can only describe as bodybuilding nihilism (‘nothing-ism’). Nothing supposedly matters. Nutrient timing? Just eat when you feel like eating. Full-body or split training? Whichever you prefer. Eating clean? Bro, what has washing your food got to do with anything?   Skepticism […]

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Eric Helms & protein: a research review

Eric Helms & protein: a research review

“But Menno, what about Eric Helms’s research proving that you need more protein in a deficit? Doesn’t that show your literature review about the optimal protein intake is wrong?” – Random person, every day   Let’s review the research Eric Helms did on how much protein you need when cutting. He published a literature review and an experimental study as […]

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Carbs vs. fat: the final answer? [Study review]

Carbs vs. fat: the final answer? [Study review]

A new study has emerged that spells the final verdict on the everlasting carbs vs. fat debate.   The study is titled “Calorie for calorie, dietary fat restriction results in more body fat loss than carbohydrate restriction in people with obesity“. As the title suggests, the researchers got a group of obese people to reduce their energy intake by 30% […]

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Under the Bar [Interview]

Under the Bar [Interview]

This podcast kind of slipped under the radar. The guys from Under the Bar interviewed me about protein intake, science vs. practical experience, gaining fat and losing muscle at the same time, ketogenic dieting, supplements and a bunch of other things including *drum roll please* the satiety index of potatoes.  

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State of the fitness industry, carbs vs. fat, metabolic damage [Interview]

State of the fitness industry, carbs vs. fat, metabolic damage [Interview]

Primal Edge Health interviewed me about the current state of the fitness industry, carbs vs. fat, metabolic damage, veganism and diet pitfalls. I think we go off-topic a few times, but in between the banter, there’s serious content.  

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Sugar – The Sweet Truth

Sugar – The Sweet Truth

There are only 2 things that every nutritionist in the world seems to agree on (and we know everyone is a nutritionist these days). Vegetables are good and sugar is bad. But things aren’t so black and white if we let the light of science shine on sugar. Will sugar make you fat? It depends on your diet.   Read […]

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Refeeds, body recomposition and non-linear dieting

Refeeds, body recomposition and non-linear dieting

Sigma Nutrition Radio interviewed me on the following topics. Refeeds Body recomposition: can you build muscle and lose fat at the same time? Carb cycling Science and Bayesian thinking Circadian rhythms, gut health, fitness myths and much more   Listen to the podcast (starts at 01:45).

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