Does Calorie Counting Work? The Truth Finally Revealed

Does Calorie Counting Work? The Truth Finally Revealed

Google search “does calorie counting work?” and you’ll be inundated with about 1,150,000 results in 0.24 seconds. Seriously, look. As you scroll through the cesspool of articles, you’ll find some claim “calorie counting works” and others say “calorie counting doesn’t work.“ And considering all you want to do is answer your original question, “does calorie counting work?” it’s easy to get frustrated, confused, discouraged, and fed up with the fitness industry all at the exact same time. The worst part is none of the articles use practical, real life examples. They all claim to understand the science and physiology regarding how calories affect your body, and they revel at the opportunity to use big words like nutrient partitioning and hormonal optimization (even though they hardly understand what they mean and mainly use them to impress you). But None of the Articles Provide Evidence Using Real World People Just Like You and Me Understanding the science and current research is obviously of the utmost importance (and I’ll explain it later in this article) but nothing beats real world results. Think about it: a study like this one might conclude, “green tea extract can increase fat oxidation…” but how many real people with 6-packs do you know who stand by green tea as their ultimate fat burning secret? None, right? Exactly. And that’s why practical, real world results are so important. Research can help us look at things under a certain lens, but that lens changes when you’re leading a normal life outside of an isolated lab.  To that end, in the first part of this article I’m going to use my personal online coaching clients as real world examples to answer the long awaited question, “does...
Syatt Fitness: The Week in Review (4/19/2015)

Syatt Fitness: The Week in Review (4/19/2015)

G’morning and happy Sunday! The weather is insanely nice out today so Garrett and I are about to run outside, walk along the Charles River, and then get quick a training session in. But first, this past week was packed with tons of incredible fitness articles and I’ve got them all here for you in this installment of The Week in Review! Enjoy and have a great weekend, -J Articles By Jordan The Top 8 Best Books for Strength and Conditioning Coaches 3 Unusual Ways to Use the Foam Roller That Will Get You Offensively Strong 4 Of the Worst Deadlift Mistakes You Could Ever Make Reserve Your Seat for My Optimal Performance Squat Seminar in NYC! I’m wicked excited to announce this coming summer, on Saturday June 6th, I’m hosting a 3-hour squat seminar at Reebook Crossfit, 5th Ave. Covering everything including individualized assessments, various training techniques, the best squat various, and an in-depth hands-on training session…The Optimal Performance Squat Seminar is going to be one hell of a day. Seats are limited and they’ve already started to fill up so if you’d like to reserve your spot click HERE. My Strength Lesson’s & Training Logs My strength lessons and training logs are back and I’m posting them daily on Instagram! I’ve shared some brand new videos with you below but if you want more make sure to follow me on Instagram @SyattFitness Paused Front Squats: 4 x 8 @ 185lbs I kept this training week relatively light and focused on form while actively trying to increase ROM in a number of lifts. A video posted by Jordan Syatt (@syattfitness) on Apr 11, 2015 at 3:01pm PDT...