Gregg Hoffman's Insights

Buy Real 100% Olive Oil

Olive oil. It may not be the nectar of the gods…but it is pretty close. For us mere mortals, olive oil is about one of the best fats to consume. It is a monounsaturated fat, which has many great health benefits. For example, monounsaturated fats are very stable at high temperatures (something I just recently […]

Does Muscle Weigh More Than Fat?

Here we go again. Another well known nutrition blogger said in his article that “muscle weighs more than fat”. He goes on to explain that since muscle weighs more than fat, you can lose fat, gain muscle, and yet still weight the same. And that by losing fat and gaining muscle, your clothes may fit […]

What is Gluconeogenesis…and it’s role with a low carb diet

For the last five years, we have been recommending a low carb diet as a better way to lose excess body fat and maintain good health. You may have heard of some of the versions: Atkins, Paleo, low carb/high fat, low carb/high protein (and I am sure there are others). There are many nuances between […]

Get out of the Gym-Add Sprint Training to Your Regimen

Just like most fitness minded folks out there, I do tend to get into a routine with my workouts. I do an intense, whole body strength training program a couple of times a week.┬áIt is very efficient and effective as far as maintaining a high level of strength, low body fat levels and a high […]

Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Aging

I am in the process of writing another book and it is for men who are approaching middle age. It is filled with diet and exercise tips for the middle-aged man to build a fit, injury free body through the mid stages of his life and into his sixties and seventies. I am calling it […]

If “Starvation Mode” is real, why do we recommend fasting?

In my last post, I discuss the body’s adaptation to a consistent, strenuous exercise program in conjunction with a low-calorie diet over the course of time. The body adapts to this stimuli by slowing down the metabolism in an effort to preserve energy. It will work as hard as possible to store fat, even if […]

Starvation Mode: Is It a Real Phenomena?

Starvation mode. I used to tell my clients that whenever they would hit a weight loss plateau that lasted for a month or longer. At that point, the client I was working with would have cut back her calories to roughly 1,300 a day, and even though I am not a fan of “chronic cardio” […]