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.
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.
Welcome to Science Spotlight. In this series, I breakdown a new study on exercise or nutrition science and provide a practical takeaway.
In this edition, I cover the latest research on how your personality can affect your ability to lose and gain weight.
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
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
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