Saturated Fat Saturated fat is known as the unhealthy or “bad” fat. Coconut oil has given saturated fat a makeover in recent years and many openly doubt the negative health effects associated with saturated fat. Some even go as far as touting it for its potential health benefits. What is fat?
High Protein Diets High protein diets are more mainstream than ever. Bodybuilders, powerlifters, and plain gymrats use these diets to increase muscle mass while others see benefits in terms of improved body composition, weight loss, and more efficient dieting. The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) of protein is only 0.8 grams
Question: Every year I dread when March rolls around and I have to set my clock forward an hour. I wake up miserable and groggy for the entire week until I get used to the new time. I can’t imagine any of this is healthy. Does Daylight Saving Time have
Sleep and Weight Loss When it comes to weight loss, the emphasis is typically placed on diet and exercise at the expense of other guidelines. While many dieters follow nutrition and physical activity recommendations, sufficient sleep is often missing. Though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends at
Protein Protein is a macronutrient, which in addition to providing energy, also furnishes the body with the necessary building blocks to create and repair new and damaged tissue. High protein diets are typically used to gain muscle and strength, however, these same diets may provide benefits for weight loss. The
A calorie is a calorie is a calorie The saying, “A calorie is a calorie is a calorie” attempts to make the point that all calories are the same. While it’s true calories provide the same amount of energy regardless of source, there is a difference between how various foods
Weight Loss Weight loss is supposedly simple math; if you expend more energy than you consume, you’ll lose weight. The equation doesn’t care much if you burn more, consume less, or combine both approaches. Unfortunately, the body doesn’t always perform as a simple equation, but rather a complex system which
Calorie Deficit A calorie deficit is the “magic” that makes weight loss possible. It forces the body to use fat stores for energy causing weight loss. While a calorie deficit is the only way to lose weight, there are a few ways to create one, though they all involve improving