The Paleodiet For Women: The Definitive Guide

First off, Esther Blum is just bad ass. Sweet, intelligent and gorgeous. And she just released a brand new book that is a must read. Cavewomen Don't Get Fat: The Paleo Chic Diet For Rapid Results Let me tell you a story about her: When Keoni and I wrote our book, everyone in the world told us we...
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Diet To Lose Belly Fat: The Flat Stomach Formula

Belly Fat is a mystery to many. Many people have heard it is all about hormones and others believe it is all about calories. So which is it? Both, actually. The science of how to reduce belly fat   The first thing to understand is there are really two types of belly fat, visceral belly fat...
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Starvation Mode: Is it real? Is it a myth? What are the symptoms?

Yes starvation mode is real. In fact, it is arguably the most agreed upon phenomena in all of dieting research. Only it is not called "starvation mode". It is called adaptive thermogenesis. Here at Metabolic Effect we call it the Law of Metabolic Compensation. We call it a law because it seems to...
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New Year Resolutions. One Word To Help You Make This One Stick

It is the New Year again and this year I thought I would do something special and give all the followers of ME and readers of the blog a gift. This is a tool I have been quietly using for years. Not typically on New Years, but rather on my birthday. My birthday is more like most people's New...
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Body Shape. How to calculate Your Shape & Change Your Body

Research tells us that both women and men prefer certain body shapes both in themselves and each other. These views are in agreement and hold across all cultures. In other words, the shapes women prefer in themselves and admire in other women is the same female shape men prefer as well. What men...
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How To Speed Up Metabolism: Why Weight Loss Is Making You Fatter

Download the MP3 Audio File Here (right click and select "save link as" or "save file as" to download) Diets fail and the reason they fail is because they use a model that has been proven by research not too work. And this is confusing because the approach seems to work in the short run, which is...
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Metabolic Damage: Symptoms? What is it? And Why You Probably Don't Have It!

So here is the scenario. I am at the Metabolic Effect clinic sitting in my office talking to a consulting client on the phone. She has been making steady progress in weight loss for months. The last few weeks she has hit a plateau. I can tell she is a little frustrated. I explain to her, like I...
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How To Lose Stubborn Fat: Belly, Butt, Hips & Thighs

If you want to know how to burn stubborn fat, you have to understand a few key points. I realize many people who read the Metabolic Effect blog are not interested in the science and just want to know what to do. For those types please skip down to the section called "Overview and Action Steps" ...
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How To Build Muscle With Vascular Occlusion Training

Vascular occlusion training (VOT) is a workout technique that slows the removal of blood from a particular muscle group by applying pressure to the muscle. Blood pressure cuffs or elastic bands are applied, such as above the biceps femoris, to occlude the blood vessels and decrease venous return....
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How to get rid of cellulite on legs

The two most frequent topics we get asked about here at Metabolic Effect are belly fat and lower body fat (specifically What Causes Cellulite). I have already written pretty extensively on the physiology of belly fat (You can read those blogs HERE, and HERE and also HERE). In this blog I want to...
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