In a review of literature, Angelo Tremblay and colleagues from Laval University in Quebec, Canada, concluded that calcium and dairy food intake influence weight loss, particularly during calorie-restricted diets.
Making a few changes to your nutrition can have a significant, positive effect on your testosterone - not to mention your energy levels, your ability to burn fat and build solid muscle. Here are 5 testosterone-boosting foods to add to your nutrition plan.
Caffeine is an important supplement for improving training intensity. It is more effective for morning than afternoon workouts. Consuming caffeine supplements in the afternoon was less effective and produced more side effects.
Many people have failed to lose weight by substituting a higher-quality food (fresh fruit, eggs, etc.) with a convenient and portable substitute consisting of high-glycemic carbohydrates (e.g., bagels, low-protein energy bars, corn syrup-based juice drinks) or fast foods. The reliance upon meal-replacement beverages may exacerbate poor control, as they do not provide the same fullness or hunger-suppressive effect of whole food meals.
This is the appeal of the ketogenic diet; people have reported losing 20 pounds or more in a matter of a week or two. Popularized as the induction phase of the Atkins diet, ketogenic diets have actually been a clinical tool for decades, though not as one might think. The history of ketogenic diets in medical practice originates with the condition of epilepsy.1
Obesity continues to be an increasing epidemic in the United States. An abundance of evidence shows that obesity is caused by a combination of a sedentary lifestyle and poor nutritional habits consisting of high-fat and high-glycemic carbohydrates.
The holiday season has come and gone, and your New Year’s resolutions are in effect. Whether you’re looking to melt off a few pounds in the next few weeks or you’d like to lose the extra unhealthy pounds you’re carrying around throughout this next year, the question of which diet really works is probably on your mind.
What is this latest hot topic about liquid diets and is it healthy for me? I personally do the liquid diet either prior to a photoshoot, to get all the solid foods out of my system for that ‘leaner look,’ or if I’m sick - it makes it so much easier to deal with the side effects of the flu when you only have liquids circulating in your system.
There are some silly diets out there. Heck, some aren’t even diets per se; they’re ways of eating that are conducive to getting fat and jacking up serum triglycerides. If you don’t believe me, give the USDA Food Guide Pyramid a shot
In this plan, you’ll consume 25 grams of whey protein and three grams of the amino acid leucine several times per day. This will turn on a powerful metabolic system in your muscles that will promote muscle protein synthesis (i.e., mTOR pathway).