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Aug 28, 2015

You've been especially careful about your diet recently.

You've gotten in better shape. You've lost fat and you feel better about your appearance.

But your transformation came at a cost. 

You don't spend as much time with friends as you used to.

You can't relax in social settings that involve food. 

You're constantly stressed by trying to stick to your meal plan. 

It's a tough cycle to break, but we've been there too. In this episode, Armi, Emma and Lawrence break down the research on rigid dieting and give you proven tips for breaking out of that mentality. 

By the end of the show, you'll know how to start working toward a diet that helps you stay lean, social and happy.

Want to get our free guides on dieting and powerlifting and a copy of our monthly research review, Shreducation? Click here.

Aug 26, 2015

You love lifting weights, but you also want to do cardio.

You're cutting, and you want to use cardio to keep losing fat.

You've heard that high intensity interval training, or "HIIT," is a good solution to your problems. But you're worried that the extra cardio will make you lose muscle and strength.

In this podcast, you'll learn whether or not HIIT causes muscle loss while dieting, and how to intelligently program cardio into your strength program.

Want to get our free guides on dieting and powerlifting and a copy of our monthly research review, Shreducation? Click here.

Aug 24, 2015

You've heard it too many times to count -- sugar makes you fat.

Friends at the gym, personal trainers, journalists and even some doctors claim that sugar is fattening, and that you should avoid it completely.

You don't eat tons of sugar, but every now and then you'd like to have some ice cream or jelly beans or chocolate. 

In this episode, you'll learn what the science really says about sugar and weight gain.

Want to get our free guides on dieting and powerlifting and a copy of our monthly research review, Shreducation? Click here.

Aug 20, 2015

To lose weight, you have to eat fewer calories than you burn. 

 

When people start counting calories to get leaner, however, they often don’t lose fat. 

 

So what’s the problem? 

 

If calories really mattered, why doesn’t everyone lose weight when they track calories?

 

Usually, it’s a problem of “calorie awareness.” People don’t understand how many calories are in different foods, so when they track it’s not accurate. Not even close.

 

At first, everyone sucks at tracking how much they eat and how many calories they burn. But over time, with practice, you can get much better. Eventually, you’ll be able to accurately track your calorie intake, or even lose weight without tracking calories. 

 

In this episode, you’ll learn how people usually screw up calorie counting and how you can do better.

 

Want to get our free guides on dieting and powerlifting and a copy of our monthly research review, Shreducation? Click here.

 

Aug 20, 2015

The best diet and training program in the world is worthless if you don’t do it.

 

Most of the time, you’re told to just “buckle down and do it,” or some other form of “grinding” through the problem. 

 

The truth is that motivation is more complex than flipping open your phone and looking at fitness models on Instagram.

 

In this episode, Armi, Emma and Lawrence break down the psychological science behind what causes people to take action. You’ll learn how to find the right kind of motivation for your goals and background. 

 

You’ll also learn:

 

How to find the right balance between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation.

 

How taking fitness too seriously can hurt your progress and make you less happy.

 

Why “fitspiration,” like you’ll find on Instagram, can be helpful or harmful in the right context. 

 

How to decide if working with a personal trainer would help you reach your fitness goals.

 

How to get back on track if your motivation wanes.

 

 

Aug 20, 2015

Tired of misleading advice on diet and training that leaves you confused, frustrated, and looking the same?

Yeah, so are we.

Shredded by Science Radio is your guide to evidence-based fitness.

You'll stay up to date on the latest research on diet, exercise and behavior change to get the best possible results.

Check out ShreddedByScience.com/freebies to learn more and pick up our free guides on dieting and powerlifting.

 

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