What To Watch Out For

What To Watch Out For

Here you will find various warning articles incorporating the subjects: supplement, nutrition, health or fitness.

The Science of “Cheat Meals”.

Understanding leptin and the utilisation of strategically implementing higher calorie days whilst dieting.  Leptin is a hormone released from fat tissue that plays a key role in regulating appetite and feelings of satiety. While leptin has many functions in the body, the main function is to control or regulate fat-cell size. Once leptin is released from fat cells, it is believed to signal to the brain that the body has received adequate food, thereby suppressing your appetite. Accredited to the fluctuations in fat cell size induced from elevated leptin the amount of stored energy each cell is capable of storing for a short period in time is effected. Such variations can be utilised to break plateaus. Refeeding / Overfeeding. I cannot emphasize the importance of restraint and methodical planning when structuring a refeed. The purpose of such a meal should be considered at all times ensuring the desired result is achieved, despite what you are craving. Overfeeding can have..

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The "Two Most Dangerous Words in Nutrition"

The "Two Most Dangerous Words in Nutrition" Any guesses what the two most dangerous words in nutrition are? Here’s a hint:  • Not ‘trans fat’ • Not ‘sugar & carbohydrates’ • Not ‘soft drinks’ • Not ‘egg yolks’ Here are the two words. "THEY SAY." THEY SAY carbohydrates are bad for you (they’re wrong, when you choose the right type)  THEY SAY I should give up gluten (not unless you’re intolerant)  THEY SAY fat is unhealthy (not when you choose the right fats)  THEY SAY eating egg yolks is dangerous (nope, wrong again). THEY SAY all calories are created equally (100 calories from soda = 100 calories from blueberries? Get real)  First, who is “THEY?” Second, “THEY” are often wrong so don’t believe ‘em. Always when I talk to people about nutrition these types of questions kept coming up. For example, bringing up the hot topic of intermittent fasting. Someone said “BUT I read if you fast for 14 hours each day it will positivel..

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