How to Use BMR To Hack Your Diet

Editor’s Note: This post was updated on March 15, 2018, for accuracy and comprehensiveness. It was originally published on October 16, 2015. When people decide they want to get into shape, the first thing they typically do is sign up for a gym. They start off with great excitement, vowing to hit the treadmill or weight room every day.  They…

Saying Goodbye to BMI

BMI, or Body Mass Index, has long been held as the standard for measuring obesity . But for many years now, BMI has been coming under increased pressure – scrutinized and criticized for its failure to tell the whole story. Critics say BMI is too broad, its results are inaccurate, and it doesn’t really tell you anything…

5 Big Things You Stand To Gain By Taking Your Body Composition Seriously

Editor’s Note: This post was updated on November 29, 2018, for accuracy and comprehensiveness. It was originally published on March 29, 2017. Technological advances have made methods for measuring body composition more accurate and more accessible than ever. However, there are still people who insist on sticking with “tried and true methods” like body weight and BMI as their guide…

Maintaining Body Composition Success

So you’ve hit your body composition goal and reached an ideal number that’s working for you. You look great. You feel great. And then, a busy, stress-filled week leads to you skipping the gym, eating junk food, and not feeling your best. Now what? How do you stay within that ideal range and maintain the body composition level you worked…

How Much Muscle Can You Gain in a Month?

Editor’s Note: This post was updated on April 26, 2018 for accuracy and comprehensiveness. It was originally published on September 19, 2017. If you’ve ever tried to lose weight before, you may have heard that a 3,500 calorie deficit results in about one pound of fat loss. In other words, if your daily caloric requirement is 2,500 calories and…

What You Never Knew About Meal Frequency

Editor’s Note: This post was updated on August 9, 2018, for accuracy and comprehensiveness. It was originally published on November 20, 2017. You know your diet has a lot to do with your weight and body composition. When it comes to weight loss and maintenance, the number one strategy people use is modifying their eating patterns. Most people emphasize their food choices,…

Intermittent Fasting and Improving Your Body Composition

Intermittent Fasting and Improving Your Body Composition Editor’s Note: This post was updated on August 14, 2018, for accuracy and comprehensiveness. It was originally published on August 24, 2016. Do you ever feel like you’re exercising and hopping from one diet regimen to another for nothing? For some folks, accomplishing desired health and fitness outcomes is incredibly frustrating. Whether it’s…

How Much Muscle Can You Gain in a Month?

If you’ve ever tried to lose weight before, you may have heard the rule of thumb that a 3,500 calorie deficit results in about one pound of fat loss. In other words, if your daily caloric requirement is 2,500 calories and you spend seven days eating just 2,000 calories, you’re likely to lose around one pound of…