Are You A Late Night Snacker?

Increasingly, it seems it is not just what you eat, but when you eat it that matters. So, if you are struggling to lose weight, or simply want to strike a healthier relationship with food, consider imposing a time limit on your snack routine. “Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like… Read More

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Eating & Drinking Before a Workout

Should I Eat Before A Workout? To get the most out of your workout, you need to give your body the right fuel. Eating a meal of snack before exercise will ensure your fuel stores (muscle glycogen) are topped up so that you can exercise harder and longer. Ideally, a pre-workout meal should be consumed… Read More

Calories for Work…

“Approximately 3,200 kcal could meet the daily energy requirements for physical exercise for a 70 kg person whereas 2,600 calories was sufficient for simple office work. The metabolism of a farm worker during harvesting would require 4,300 kcal. The peak values of the daily calorie consumption for lumberjacks would amount to approximately 6,000 kcal for a 70 kg person. Long-distance racing cyclists,… Read More

Do Larger Portion Sizes Lead to Overeating?

Larger portions, packages, and tableware lead to higher consumption of food and drink, a Cochrane review has found (Hollands et al., 2015). The research said that eliminating larger portions from the diet could reduce energy intake by up to 16% (roughly 279 kilocalories a day) among UK adults or by up to 29% (roughly 527… Read More

The FTO Gene: What is the Effect on Adiposity, Energy Expenditure & Food Intake?

Research Paper Title The ‘Fat Mass and Obesity Related’ (FTO) Gene: Mechanisms of Impact on Obesity and Energy Balance. Abstract A cluster of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the first intron of the fat mass and obesity related (FTO) gene were the first common variants discovered to be associated with body mass index (BMI) and body fatness. This review summarises… Read More

Americans Eating More Fat & Less Carbohydrate

While nutrition experts continue to debate the risks and benefits of dietary fats, consumers seem to have made up their minds, judging by their changing eating habits – consuming more foods rich in saturated and monounsaturated fats and cutting the amount of carbohydrates in their diets, a report by Credit Suisse has concluded (Credit Suisse… Read More

What is the Association between Sugary Drinks & HDL Cholesterol in Children?

Research Paper Title Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Intake Is Positively Associated with Baseline Triglyceride Concentrations, and Changes in Intake Are Inversely Associated with HDL Cholesterol Increases over 12 Months in a Multi-Ethnic Sample of Children. Background Intake of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) is linked to greater cardiometabolic risk in adults. Although longitudinal evidence is sparse among children, SSB… Read More