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How Much Protein Do You Need to Build Muscle?

In short, not very much. Not very much at all. That’s the short answer. Perhaps 5% of caloric intake at the very most. But this is NOT the whole story of course. While many reading this may not be interested in building muscle, it is still a very fascinating topic that provides many insights into how the body works. Most people are more interested in shrinking, not getting bigger (talking...

Information about Safe Weight Loss without Dieting

Everyone seems to be looking for a way to achieve safe weight loss and to lose weight without dieting – as in starving yourself. Can it be done?? Mainstream health authorities believe that it’s impossible. But there is weight loss information out there that is a radical affront to mainstream philosophies on what constitutes safe and effective weight loss. Perhaps the most radical of...

180 Weight Watchers Points

Oh no he di’in!  180 member, follower, and HED superstar Brock Cusick has written a guest post. It’s the best thing since Jenny the Nipper went totally ape shit on Weight Watchers, Venuto, the WAPF, Ray Peat, and Matt Stone a couple weeks ago. I support this points system, with the exception of the overcooked veggies. Cook the hell out of them if you want to. No deductions. The...

The Healing Process

A few days ago someone contacted me about weight loss. She had a lifelong history of dieting, beginning of course with low-calorie and low-fat diets, a lot of exercise, etc. She also had a few years of methamphetamine addiction to throw in the mix (caused, in part I’m sure, by a lifelong history of dieting – I HATED stimulants until I starved myself, then found them strangely...

The Concentration Camp Diet

I have a few thoughts about the good old low-calorie diet for weight loss if you haven’t noticed. In fact, I’ve gotten plenty of heat (no pun intended) for making allusions between what is recommended as a typical ?healthy diet,? and the fare that was provided to residents at Nazi concentration camps (please don’t be offended, it is just simply a fact). This came to a head on...