Should You Use Intermittent Fasting for Better Fat Loss? (Eat Stop Eat vs. LeanGains vs. Frequent Meals)

Intermittent Fasting is a way of dieting where you schedule fasts in your diet to promote fat loss. The research consensus over the past 10 years is that implementing fasts can have minor positive health effects on your body. I’m emphasising minor, because given that your overall daily food intake is the same, there are no significant […]

Why You Can’t Lose Your Love Handles: Fat Cells

What happens with most skinny-fat guys who get into fitness is that we believe that as long as we eat clean and train hard, we can look exactly like the guy who started out skinny with a flat waist and ab-definition. …And that’s partly true. Everyone can achieve ab definition as long as they move […]

Why “If It Fits Your Macros” (IIFYM) Doesn’t Work (Fat Loss Lesson 5/10)

A few years ago I browsed a fitness forum and I came across the term If It Fits Your Macros (IIFYM). For those of you who are unaware, macros (macronutrients) are composed of fat, protein and carbs. The argument goes that each of the macros has a function, therefore hitting the right amount of protein, fats and carbs […]

When To Implement Cardio For Fat Loss (Fat Loss Lesson 4/10)

One of the most frequently asked questions I get is: “Hey Oskar, I’m skinny-fat and I want to lose fat. How much cardio should I do to lose the fat, and what type of cardio is best?” The answer to that question is NONE. You don’t need to do cardio to shred fat when you’re […]

Muscle Burns Fat (Fat Loss Lesson 3/10)

My first attempt at losing fat involved doing endless running on the treadmill and eating a low-fat diet. Needless to say, this attempt failed. I would work my ass off only to see a 2-3 pound weight loss in 1 month. I would then lose motivation, give up and re-gain all the lost weight in […]

Feel Grumpy? Eat More. (Fat Loss Lesson 2/10)

You’ve been on a strict diet and you did a lot of cardio, and you lost a bit of fat, but not as much as you would like to. You still have love handles, and you don’t look like you workout. You’re feeling lethargic and irritable. Then, all of a sudden, your fat loss stops […]

Foods That Make You Ripped and Healthy (Fat Loss Lesson 1/10)

Over the next few weeks I will post 10 blog posts on fat loss. The blog posts will contain some of the top fat loss lessons I’ve learnt while losing 60 pounds fat from 2011 to 2012 and also lessons I’ve learnt later on when I did fat loss cycles at a more advanced fitness […]

How to Overcome Skinny-Fat Genetics and Insights On The Personal Training Industry

Hello, it’s Oskar here! Today, I want to share a podcast I did with Alexander Juan Antonio Cortes. Alexander is a personal trainer in Hollywood and works for one of the world’s leading bodybuilding coaches John Meadows under John’s brand Mountain Dog Diet. Besides that he’s also a writer for the popular fitness website EliteFTS. In this podcast, […]

They Didn’t Think I Could Get A Summer Body, But I Did!

About 3 months ago, a young guy named Harshit emailed me to join my 1 Year Online Transformation Program. He wanted to build a summer body like the one pictured below in 50 days: I told him that it will take about 6 months on my program to achieve that kind of body. (He had […]

Should You Count Calories To Lose Weight?

My own diet philosophy is based on simplicity. I never wanted to count calories and macros (protein, carbs and fat) because to me it’s “obsessive behavior”. Counting calories and macros takes the fun out of eating and makes the whole process feel “robotic”. Despite never counting my calories or macros, I lost 60 pounds of bodyweight by […]