Backup Energy: Why Glucagon is Important

More material from my original research notes: Your body needs to maintain a supply of fuel, and glucagon is a crucial part of this system. Considering the ample access people have to quality food, at least in America with all of our supermarkets and restaurants, glucagon is seldom seen in high … [Read more...]

Myostatin: The Muscle Killer

More from my original research notes about the hormones that influence your fat loss and muscle gain: Myostatin is easily one of the most exciting discoveries of the past two decades. Its name literally means “muscle-stopping chemical,” and this couldn’t be closer to the truth. Researchers found … [Read more...]

Another Hidden Secret: The Power of Leptin

More from my original research notes: Leptin’s story isn’t a long one, but it’s extremely important. The first thing you need to know is that its importance is typically ignored in most diet books—which is a completely wrongheaded omission, because Leptin is an extremely critical hormone in terms … [Read more...]

Why Women Should Not Run

Here’s another article re-edit/rerelease. This one was originally published on, and we’re presenting this updated and polished-up version today in case you missed it the first time around. I’m not sympathetic. When I look at the fat guy in the gym wasting his time doing forearm curls … [Read more...]

Kiefer Q&A: The Carb Nite Solution For Women

In response to a line of questioning we've been getting a lot from you lately, here's a Q&A segment with Kiefer addressing some common problems women run into within the first few months of starting The Carb Nite Solution: After my first ten-day cycle of the diet, I lost a significant amount of … [Read more...]

Out of Balance: How to Think About Dieting

Last weekend, I sat on a rather interesting discussion panel at the Paleo F(x) conference in Austin, TX. As I listened to otherwise rational people, who were making otherwise sound recommendations, emphatically claiming that a “balanced diet” for health required 30 percent carbohydrates—mostly from … [Read more...]

Why Breakfast is Nothing But a Scam

Here's another updated classic from the archives: She’s sitting on the opposite side of the bar, by herself, and she’s smoking hot. With her stiletto heels, fishnet stockings, and hang-your-keys-on-them chest, she’s obviously being watched by every guy in the place, whether they’re single or … [Read more...]

The Cortisol Challenge

I know, it's a stupid fucking title for an article, but in this case, I'm challenging you to know your enemy. This is simple advice we’d all do well to follow, but in bodybuilding it’s easier said than done. The hormone cortisol is a prime example. Ask any bodybuilder—even the top guys in the world, … [Read more...]

Eating Breakfast Causes Weight Loss: Worst Research Ever

When you live in San Francisco, there’s a whole list of upscale shit you’re supposed to do, provided you’re looking to fit in. It goes without saying that you can never vote Republican, it’s obligatory to blow half your paycheck on kombucha and organic quinoa at Whole Foods, and if you’re … [Read more...]