While high-protein diets have been a mainstay of athletes for decades, their popularity in the general public has waxed and waned. Could certain populations benefit from mimicking the eating patterns of their healthier peers? In the first installment of this series, we cover the efficacy of high-protein diets for people with type 2 diabetes.
Common perception is that terms like “non-GMO,” “organic,” and “grass-fed,” indicate a food is nutritionally superior to alternatives. However, it’s a bit more nuanced than that. In this article, I take a deep dive into the available science to determine if these foods confer a significant health advantage over conventionally produced options.
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.
In the second-half of this series, I cover other important factors to consider when trying to select the best time to exercise. I also examine different strategies that may mitigate diurnal variations in physical performance.
In the first-part of this two-part series on the best time of day to train to maximize strength and hypertrophy adaptations, I cover the role of circadian rhythms in our ability to maximally perform certain tasks at different times of the day.
Post-activation potentiation refers to an acute improvement in force or power production. The strategies used to achieve this effect might improve various aspects of sports performance, but what about resistance exercise performance? Find out the answer to this question and more!
Rates of obesity are increasing at a rapid rate and this has coincided with more frequent snacking. Is there any value to this correlation or is it simply statistical noise? In this article, I div into why your snacking habits could be driving unwanted weight gain and increase cardiometabolic risk.
Welcome to part six of The Battle of Biology. Let’s cut right to the chase about the purpose of this article – I have made the decision to end my contest prep. In what will be the final segment of this series, I will outline the rationale behind my decision, but first, I’ll provide a… Read more The Battle of Biology: The Corona Conundrum
Things have been going well since transitioning away from a ketogenic diet. I implemented the planned changes I discussed in my last blog post and I feel very satisfied with my current nutrition regimen. In this check-in, I’ll be providing a general update on each factor of my contest preparation, which means nutrition and my… Read more The Battle of Biology: No Sleep For the Wicked
“Artificial sweeteners are bad for you.” That’s about all the general population has to say about the topic, and by golly, they will say it whenever given the opportunity. I can’t tell you the number of times someone has tried to come at my neck for drinking a diet soda. It’s quite fascinating to me… Read more Artificial Sweeteners are Bad for You
For quite some time now, I have been a defender of the ketogenic diet. Not a proponent, but a defender. The reason for this is simply because I am pro-evidence. There are many within the nutrition space who equate nutritional ketosis with diabetic ketoacidosis and as such, announce that the ketogenic diet is not safe… Read more The Battle of Biology: Keto Krillin Project
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
I ended the overview for this series by briefly touching on the initiation of my contest prep diet. For this installment, I’ll get more into the weeds of my plan, with a special focus on my training. I’ll go over my training program, including how it changes when I diet, and my most recent nutrition… Read more The Battle of Biology: Laying the Foundation
The thought of making a series about my current contest prep is particularly unnerving. While voluntarily starving yourself is a first-world privilege, a bodybuilding contest prep is one of the most grueling endeavors an individual can take on. As a fanatic of the iron game, I understand that many who plan to get on stage… Read more The Battle of Biology: The Overview