Many of the fat burning techniques used by bodybuilders and fitness models are controversial. The scientific community is often hesitant to accept such "radical" practices as high protein intakes, macronutrient cycling, meal timing and calorie tapering. Just as astronomers and geographers in the middle ages were ostracized for believing the world wasn't flat and the Earth wasn't the center of the solar system, those who dare step into the spotlight with brazen or alternative nutritional theories today are often publicly ridiculed. Questioning the status quo could be like committing academic suicide and risking reputation, recognition and financial reward.
Most scientists live by the credo "prove all things." Wise advice, but being too scientific and analytical can be hazardous to your progress. This book, while it does contain scientifically proven information, is based on real world results, not textbooks, laboratory experiments and classroom lectures.
If you waited for scientific studies to validate every nutrition and training principle that bodybuilders have already demonstrated to be effective, you could be waiting a long time. When it comes to altering body composition, bodybuilders and fitness competitors are way ahead of the science and the results they've achieved prove it. You wouldn't see drug free male bodybuilders at 3-5% body fat and females at 8-12% body fat if these weren't the most powerful fat burning principles on Earth. The proof as they say, is in the pudding!
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