We Are What We Think We Eat

A primary issue with the dieting process is a progressive increase in hunger as body weight decreases leading to dietary noncompliance. While there are many proven strategies to attenuate this problem, some recent research suggests that simply altering our expectations could prove useful. In this article, learn about the powerful interconnection between our mind and body and how gaining further insight into this area could potentially bolster weight loss success.

Should You Cycle Caffeine?

It is commonly reported that it’s necessary to refrain from caffeine use for brief periods to prevent habituation and “resensitize” to its physiological effects, but where do these ideas come from? Does the sports nutrition literature support these claims? The answers to these questions might surprise you. Read on to learn how caffeine can enhance athletic performance and how to get the most out of caffeine supplementation.

Pre-Workout Placebo: Carbohydrates

It is traditionally recommended to consume a large bolus of carbohydrates prior to exercise. While this practice has been documented to improve performance during prolonged endurance activity, much less is known about its impact on resistance training. Fortunately, new research has provided some much needed insight on the topic. Do you need to consume carbohydrates in your pre-workout meal to maximize resistance exercise performance? Read on to find out the answer to this question and more.

When is the Best Time to Not Eat?

Time-restricted feeding is a form of intermittent fasting that has become extremely popular in recent years. While it was originally thought that any unique effects on health were solely attributable to weight loss, there might be more than meets the eye, especially when it comes to early time-restricted feeding. Read on to learn when might be the best time to incorporate an extended fast.

Bro Science? More Like Pre-Science

Many “evidence-based” practitioners refer to the methods of old-school bodybuilders as “bro science” in order to discredit their application, but recent research suggests many of these primitive strategies may in fact be efficacious. Read on to find out what the bros had right all along.

Healthy Individuals Should Consume Less Than 2300 mg of Sodium per day

During my time in undergrad, sodium was constantly being demonized. I’ve heard people dismiss foods as being “unhealthy” simply because of their sodium content. So much so, that in a class discussion on eating out (I believe the specific eatery in question was Olive Garden), the gasp of the conversation revolved around the sodium content… Read more Healthy Individuals Should Consume Less Than 2300 mg of Sodium per day