Boners & Biceps: Testosterone Replacement & Erections A Complete Guide

My friend sends me a cryptic text.  It says, “Jade, I need to talk to you about something.  Can you call me?” I don’t know about you, but in the era of text, I am like “Bro, seriously?  You are going to make me call you?” hahahaha!! Anyway, after...
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Always Hungry? The Definitive Guide On How To Use Food To Control Hunger

If you want to lose weight and keep it off, you must control hunger.  The goal needs to be maximal hunger suppression with minimal calories. This blog teaches you the science and take homes on how to accomplish this. If this is your first time reading a Metabolic Effect blog, and you hate...
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Food Sequencing? Eating Order? Why eating protein & fat before carbs helps fat loss

There are many different ways to think about food. Unfortunately, the view that calories are all that matter continues to dominate most discussions around food. Anyone who says calories don't matter when it comes to weight loss is either ignorant of the vast amount of research showing it does, or...
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The Three Speeds. How To Train Hard, Recover Fast & Not Be Stupid

The other day I was hanging with my good friend Brad Davidson who spent much of his career as an elite strength and conditioning coach.  We discussed workouts, and why so many people burn out and overtrain. Let me share some overarching perspective; some of the things Brad and I talked...
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Eating Frequency. How Often Should You Eat For Weight Loss?

Eating frequency is always a hot topic in health and fitness.  I have written on this subject a few other times. You may want to check these blogs out HERE and HERE. The important thing to remember about your metabolism is it is unique. As a result of that, you will have unique reactions to...
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How To Cure Constipation. Everything No One Ever Told You

You haven’t used the bathroom in days. When you have been able to go, it has felt incomplete.  Your abdomen feels distended and uncomfortable. Wanting to solve your problem, you head to the internet and search, “how to solve constipation” or “what to do if you...
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The Reverse Yo-Yo Diet: How To Reset Your Set-point (Reverse Diet)

I am coming off of a month of travel where I essentially took the entire month off from any training.  Prior to this trip, I had not been training much either. I would skip entire weeks of exercise and then do a few workouts the next week.  I probably averaged one workout a week over...
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Hormones & Weight Loss

Weight loss and fat loss are not the same thing. You can be burning calories and losing weight, but those calories and that weight may or may not be fat. In fact, the one-size-fits-all weight loss model of "eat less and exercise more" can result in muscle being lost as readily as fat. The...
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Fat Burning Foods? What The HEC?

Count your hormones!! Calories... don't control metabolism -- hormones do. Calories... don't determine what type of weight you will lose and where you may lose it from -- hormones do. Calories... have little influence over hunger, cravings, energy, and mood -- but hormones do. Using the phrase...
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Hunger, Energy & Cravings (HEC): Is Your HEC in Check?

It is true that in order to lose weight -- and more specifically, fat -- you do need to have a caloric deficit. But a low-calorie diet does not lead to a balanced and stable metabolism. In fact, it leads to the reverse. Taking a calorie-first approach by following the "eat less, exercise more"...
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