Does Alcohol Make You Gain Weight?

A common question I get from my friends who drink is "does alcohol make you gain weight?"  They are probably referring the common imagery of the classic beer belly. It's long been a myth that alcohol alone can make you gain weight.  Unless the drink includes eating food or the drink itself contains more than hard liquor (sugar, wheat, hops, etc), you won't really gain weight from drinking alone.  You may get a host of other problems however. Alcohol itself contains about 7 calories per gram.  And while it is sometimes classified as a carbohydrate, the energy derived and it's potential to...

Carb Back Loading for Cheapskates

So you say you can’t afford to buy the Carb Backloading ebook?  In most cases, it is not because you cannot “afford” it, it is because your priorities are askew.  I’ve often said, you get what you pay for when it comes to information. For a moment, I will stop being so damn judgmental and dish out the basics of a protocol that is rocking the fitness world.  It’s called Carb Backloading.

Carb Back Loading Meal Plan

While the book does contain a general carb back loading meal plan, they may or may not suit your needs and likes.  Assuming are you somewhat experienced in the creation of a meal plan, it’s not really difficult but it might go against the mainstream nutrition advice you've read before.  Some might even call it extreme!  If you want my carb back loading review.  Now let's talk food!  Here’s how it works. The Carb Backloading ebook by John Kiefer goes thru some very simple formulas.  No math, just charts.  You figure out the total number of grams of protein you want pre-training and...

Carb Backloading

Carb Backloading Question from Facebook: I'm in great shape right now, thanks to your advice and all your info, but notice your talking about this carb back-loading thing. You don't think that actually works do you? I went to the site and it sounds like another "fad diet" to me. - Scott Does Carb Backloading Work? Scott, define "what actually works?" If you simply mean... does this crazy sounding program carb backloading by John Kiefer that I've been following almost to the letter for 2 month, that has all these typical before and after shots plus the marketing pitch of eating junk food on the sales...

How to Pig Out This Holiday (and get leaner!)

Thanks to my buddy “Keifer” the author of Carb Backloading (whom I’ve never actually spoken to in any capacity) he put out this video explaining how to time your day as to enjoy Thanksgiving.  Think of this as a carb backloading holiday schedule. However, you could use this concept to plan any type of event where the food portions might be out of control.  It’s simple to follow.  I’ll let him explain the concept and if you have questions, feel free to post them in the comment box below. How to Use a Holiday to Get Lean Does this tip work?  Yes it...

And so the journey begins … Carb Back Loading

Carb Back Loading by John Kiefer is just one of those things that somebody comes up with maybe out of the blue or maybe just a series of tweaks on a few popular programs that resonates with certain segment of the population. In this case.. it's the breakfast skipping, carb avoiding people who bust butt in the gym and then get all their carbs in after the workout.  The high glycemic kind!  Trashier the better! It's been called gimmicky by several fitness experts.  I'm not sure if they truly believe that or because they also sell products, it's part of the tear down the competition and...

Can You Gain Weight from Coffee?

Can you gain weight from coffee? What a peculiar question I thought.   Who would gain weight by simply drinking a cup of coffee?  Then I realized that maybe it's not common knowledge about what types of coffee people are referring to or in particular, how that coffee is prepared. Can You Gain Weight from Coffee IF: ... you drink straight black coffee (caffeinated or decaffeinated) without anything added?  The answer is NO.  Like drinking water, straight black coffee without any additives of any sort, contains no calories and therefore you cannot gain weight.  You might over consume caffeine or too much water but any weight will...

The Top 10 Foods to Eat to Gain Weight

When I hear of another story of a person desperate to gain weight being told to boost their protein intakes and chow down on vegetables while keeping their carbohydrates low, I CRINGE! You show me a bodybuilder who's on a high protein, low carb nutrition plan and I'll show you a skinny person.  Now don't get me wrong, there are times when I use lower carbs to my advantage but if you want to put on mass (weight and muscle) you will need to fuel your body, add in extra calories and it's not going to be from lean chicken and broccoli. Here's a quick...

How to Gain Weight: Workshop

This Thursday there's going to be a special online workshop specially created just for "skinny guys" who struggle with their gains. It's called... "5 Sneaky Tricks To Gain Mass Fast!" You can join for FREE from anywhere in the world and there are two times set up so you have a choice when you can attend. But you have to register NOW because there are ONLY 200 SEATS AVAILABLE!

How to Gain Weight Fast in 6 Simple Steps

I did. And the response I received was shocking. “I just eat.” That’s what he said. I just eat. You MUST know how many calories a day you need for your weight gain goal.  This doesn't mean you need to count calories every single meal and carry around a calculator. It simply means you need to have somewhat of an idea of where you are and how you will get there. Sporadic eating is not my recommended method of how to gain weight. This person desperately wanted to know how to gain weight and every time I saw him the gym he had some excuse as to...