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High Protein – Moderate Fat Diets are the Best !

Low Carb is Best Here at Less Fat More Muscle we often talk about the virtues of following a high protein moderate fat diets as opposed to the ‘standard’ nutritional advice of following a high carb – low fat diet. There is plenty of research that confirms that high protein moderate fat diets are very successful at achieving fat loss. However many opponents of high protein moderate fat diets believe that the large protein and fat intake required by this diet leads to high cholesterol and therefore increased risk of heart disease. Less Fat More Muscle has found some recent research published that was funded by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and was published in the Annals of …

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Success Comes Down to Taking Responsibility

Here at Less Fat More Muscle we strongly believe that success comes down to taking responsibility. There are plenty of people around that believe there are quick fixes…but these people are usually trying to sell you the quick weight loss fixes. Less Fat More Muscle doesn’t believe in quick weight loss fixes. If you’ve got weeds in your garden…you gotta get out there and do some weeding…those suckers will take your garden! Now we are sure that this isn’t anything new or interesting…but it’s amazing that most people in the western world won’t apply the same logic to their own health and fitness. Less Fat More Muscle is constantly hearing comments like: I wish I could be disciplined with my …

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Muscle Mass Building Program

The Less Fat More Muscle Mass Building Program We’ve written plenty about nutrition recently…and given how important good nutrition is we believe this is really important…but today we wanted to take a break from talking about nutrition and talk workouts…workouts that build big strong muscles. So what makes a good mass building workout: 1. Your training program must be progressive in one or more of the following areas: Amount of resistance or weight used for a particular set. Number of reps performed with a particular weight. The amount of time in which a particular series of sets are performed.   2. You must improve in one of the above areas to stimulate the potential for growth. Even with the proper …

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Don’t Diet – Change Your Eating Habits!

Don’t Diet – Change Eating Habits! Let’s face it…dieting sucks! Here at Less Fat More Muscle we don’t believe in dieting…because the results obtained by ‘dieting’ are by their very nature temporary…and we don’t believe in having a great body just some of the time…Less Fat More Muscle is about being healthy and shredded all the time. When you ‘diet’, any results that you see will only last as long as the diet does…if you pick a particular diet and stick to it religiously for three months then (depending on the diet selected) you will probably achieve good results. The amount of results you achieve will depend on several factors: The quality of the diet itself – This comes down …

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Make 2013 Your Healthiest Year Ever! – Tips to follow your health goals

Make 2013 Your Healthiest Year Ever! It’s 2013 and Less Fat More Muscle is pumped up for a terrific year. Less Fat More Muscle has set itself some health goals for 2013…and chief among them is making sure that you MAKE 2013 YOUR HEALTHIEST YEAR EVER. If you can’t put your hand on your heart and say that 2012 was your healthiest year ever, don’t feel bad…you aren’t alone. Australian government statistics show that in 2007-2008, over 60% of Australian adults were either overweight or obese and 25% of Australian children were overweight. We all know that getting healthy and losing weight can be hard. It takes committment, dedication, consistency, and discipline. The fact is that most people just don’t …

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High Intensity Interval Training

Less Fat More Muscle has previously written about the benefits of High Intensity Interval Training. The latest research being conducted across the globe suggests that the benefits of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) are even better! Here’s a few quotes from some of the latest research being conducted: Professor Jamie Timmons Our study shows that by doing the right type of training – intensive for very short periods – it is plausible for young, and most probably middle-aged, adults to reduce their future risk of developing diabetes without spending five to six hours each week involved in exercise programmes…. The key, is to do four 30-second sprints on an exercise bike at your maximum effort, with short rests in between …

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Holiday Workout

Holiday Workout Less Fat More Muscle has just returned from an extended holiday and given Christmas is coming up, we wanted to talk about fitness and nutrition at holiday time. It can be very difficult to maintain your fitness regime and good nutrition while you are travelling. The main problem is not being able to fully control what you eat the way you can when you’re at home. But it can also be very difficult to get regular gym time while you’re on the road. Less Fat More Muscle wanted to hook you up with a Holiday Workout and some nutritional suggestions to make sure that when you get back from your next holiday you’re looking every bit as good …

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Sugar is the Enemy – Tips to reduce sugar intake

Here at Less Fat More Muscle we believe that good nutrition is the foundation of good health and a key to good nutrition is strictly limiting your intake of sugar. There are several reasons why to reduce sugar intake strictly : Why we should reduce sugar intake Sugar is high in calories – one teaspoon of sugar contains about 16 calories Sugar has no nutritional value – there are no vitamins, minerals, or other nutrients contained in sugar….sugar is pure calories Sugar may give you wrinkles via a process called glycation, in which excess blood sugar binds to collagen in the skin, making it less elastic Excess sugar intake over time contribute to insulin resistant diabetes Excess sugar consumption causes …

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How To Stick To Your Eating Plan / daily diet plan

Good nutrition is the cornerstone of good health and fitness. Whether your goal is to improve your strength or fitness, or to lose fat, without good nutrition your results will suffer. We’ve all seen examples of a fat marathon runner or the guy at the gym who exercises hard day in day out just but never seems to lose any weight. Without the right nutrition your results will suffer…PERIOD. Sticking to your eating plan (or daily diet plan if that’s what you want to call it) can be difficult. But it doesn’t have to be. Here at Less Fat More Muscle we believe there are very simple things you can do to make sure that stick to your eating plan …

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Top 5 Waste of Time Exercises

Top 5 Waste of Time Exercises Less Fat More Muscle is all about making sure you get the most out of every workout that you do. We don’t like seeing people at the gym doing exercise that they think will help them achieve a specific goal when in reality they are just wasting their time. Avoid doing waste of time exercises. Being successful at exercise involves two steps: Step 1: You need to have clear goals Step 2: You need to select exercises that achieve the goals you have set For example, I am sure that everyone has been to the gym and seen someone performing abdominal crunches….hundreds of them…yet they still have a muffin top hanging over their jeans. …