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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s no secret. The world is getting fatter. The obesity rate has been climbing for decades and it doesn’t appear to be stopping anytime soon. What is similarly concerning are the statistics on weight maintenance. Many are able to successfully lose weight, but very few are able to keep this weight off long-term, further facilitating… Read more Slow and Steady Weight Loss Wins the Race
Walk into any gym or simply come in contact with any person who has struggled to lose weight and within any given conversation, you may hear something like “it’s hard for me to lose weight because I have a slow metabolism.” Something I notice amongst those who make this remark is that they don’t understand… Read more Your Metabolism Isn’t Slow, Your Steps Are Low
Breakfast is consistently cited as the most important meal of the day. In the world of undergraduate nutrition, it is constantly stated by my peers that it is either generally unhealthy to skip breakfast or that breakfast has some special ability to “jump-start” your metabolism and transform you into a metabolic furnace for the rest… Read more Breakfast is the Most Important Meal of the Day
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
Part of being a nutrition major is criticizing the way people eat. It doesn’t matter which nutrition class it is, at least once per semester, the topic of fad diets is brought up. This results in a handful of self-righteous nutrition majors scoffing at a variety of diets implemented by the general public, and rightfully… Read more The Ketogenic Diet is a Fad Diet
The phrase “too much protein is bad for your kidneys” has been handed down for generations. So much so, that it made its way into the brain of a registered dietitian and professor, who then passed it on to a class of undergraduate nutrition students. For many undergraduate nutrition students, the professor’s word is law,… Read more Too Much Protein is Bad for Your Kidneys