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Fat is Good!

by Sergio Rivera

Low-carb diets aren’t just about carb restrictions. They’re also about fat indulgence. If you’ve done enough research on low-carb diets, you might have heard this statement over and over again: high-fat diets, when combined with carbohydrate restriction, are good for you. Here’s why: High-fat, low-carb diets help you lose weight, protect your heart, and prevent […]

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The Best Way to Lose Weight and Keep it Off

by Sergio Rivera

I’ve been receiving a few emails lately with questions on how to sustain weight loss: “Sergio, I can’t seem to lose any more weight. What do I do?” “Hey man, my (weight loss) progress has slowed down quite a bit. Is this normal?” “How do you know if you’re still on the right track?” It’s […]

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5 Health Benefits You Get from a Low Carb Diet

by Sergio Rivera

Mom and I had a conversation over lunch. Our topic: crab fat. I cooked Shrimp in Crab Paste for lunch, and boy, it was terrific! Problem was mom didn’t seem so interested. “Dig in, mom. The crab paste makes the shrimp taste awfully great.” I told her. “I’m trying to avoid fat. My blood pressure’s […]

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How to Get Started on a Low Carbohydrate Diet

by Sergio Rivera

Don’t you just hate indefinite answers? Two years ago, I asked my friend Mark questions about how I should go about my diet. Mark is a nutritionist working in a local hospital. I figured this guy must have a diet hack or two up his sleeves. “If I want to lose weight fast and easy, […]

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The Obsolete Art of Calorie Counting

by Sergio Rivera

When real men go on a diet, they just eat. They don’t count. That's a bold statement considering the association between the words diet and restriction. When I tell you to go on a diet, for instance, the message you’re going to get is “Eat less than you would eat on a typical day.” If your idea of […]

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What You Need to Know about the Best Low Carb Diets for Weight Loss: Atkins, South Beach, Dukan, and Paleo

by Sergio Rivera

Harry S. Truman once said “There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know.” My version of the quote goes this way: There is nothing new in the world of nutrition, except the history of diet that you do not know. In the last 60 years, experts have been working […]

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Hack Your Metabolism with Apple Cider Vinegar

by Sergio Rivera

What happens when you store apple wine for too long in a poorly sealed keg? You’ll get fermented apple wine, otherwise known as apple cider vinegar. Ancient civilizations – Babylonians, Aryans, and Phoenicians – hailed this vinegar for its many household uses. Apart from being a condiment, it was also used as a cleaning agent. […]

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Eat Salmon for Its Testosterone-boosting Effects

by Sergio Rivera

Salmon used to be as American as apple pie. The fish, which swarmed the East and West coasts of America, played an important part in both local economy and culture. In Alaska for example, Salmon is known as “Alaskan turkey”, an allusion to the prized bird served during holidays and special occasions. Salmon was such an […]

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Carb Metabolism and How a High-Carb Diet Can Make you Suck in the Gym

by Sergio Rivera

Lance Armstrong was going to win this race. With about 25 km to go in Stage 16 of the 2000 Tour de France, Armstrong was hanging around in second place, allowing Richard Virenque to pace the race. Everyone watching the race saw the plan: Armstrong was saving himself for one last push to win the […]

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How Much Carbohydrate Does Your Body Need?

How much carbohydrate does your body really need?

by Sergio Rivera

(Note: You’ll never see carbohydrates the same way again after reading this.) So, how much carbohydrate does your body really NEED? The answer is NONE. As in zip, zero, nada, zilch. In other words, you can continue living without ever having to consume carbohydrates again. If you’re not convinced, let’s take a look at the […]

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