The ketogenic diet was first tested as a treatment for epilepsy in the 1920's. It was relatively successful and was used as a form of treatment. The diet basically consists of a very low daily carbohydrate content (15 or so grams per day) with the bulk of the remaining calories consumed coming from fat and a small amount of protein. This diet was never meant to be used for … [Read more...] about Ketogenic Diet for Weight Loss
If you do any recreational reading of nutrition info and nutrition marketing you've likely read a lot of 'what if' stories. 'What if' stories are things like: What happens if I eat all my daily calories from carbs or What happens if I don't eat enough protein today or What happens if I don't eat a balanced macronutrient diet and control my insulin … [Read more...] about Nutritionism – Living in the ‘what if’ instead of the ‘what is’
Most weight loss diets will usually give some sort of recommendation of the preferred or optimal protein carb and fat ratio based on the effect is supposedly has on your hormone balance and the way your body digests the food, how it will make you feel yadda yadda. But what gets left out of the recommendation is the principle of less total calories is what is causing weight … [Read more...] about What is the Best Ratio Of Protein Carbs and Fat?
The buffet's are treating me well here in vegas even though I'm downright abusing them. (it's not a fair trade at all) Eating at buffets has reminded me of the inherent contradiction to the healthy eating mantra of eating a 'variety' of foods. It's pretty common to hear health/fitness marketers advise eating a diet with as much food variety as possible...the … [Read more...] about Food Variety – A Catch 22
I've been back to the gym two days in a row now, and will be in again this evening. Lifting about 70% of what I'm normally used to, feeling a bit lackluster after eating soup and bagels for a week and not sleeping particularly well. The interesting to note here is that I'm probably only consuming 20 grams of protein per day at the most...some days this past week I've … [Read more...] about Low Protein Training