Category: Nutrition

Is Exercise more important than Diet? or Vice Versa?

You can’t out-work out a poor diet,”  this is the bottom line when it comes to maintaining a healthy body. Nutrition and exercise are both important parts of losing weight and building muscle. Nutritional habits will have a  greater impact on your body comp  and physical goals than any other fitness component. When a combination… Read more »

How and Why Insomnia Causes Weight Gain

During the past 100 years sleep durations have fallen while obesity rates have risen.  Coincidence? Sleep deprivation results in lower glucose levels even during subsequent recovery sleep. The insulin levels are elevated after sleep restriction. Insulin-to-glucose ratio increases, although after enough recovery sleep it eventually returns to normal. This variation in blood sugar argues against… Read more »

Understanding Your Metabolism: A Key Element in Achieving Successful Weight Loss Goals

Understanding Your Metabolism: A Key Element in Achieving Successful Weight Loss Goals I’m sure you’ve heard the term “metabolic typing” and thought, this sounds, complex, or scientific and for whatever reason, shied away from learning about it.. Well as it turns out, knowing whether you are a fast oxidizer, or a slow oxidizer, will end… Read more »

Is Raw Food Better Than Cooked Food?

The “Raw Food Diet” is one of the top trends among vegetarians and vegans who not only want to subsist off plant-based matter, but to get the most minerals and nutrients from those foods, as nature intended. However, research is not very in-depth on the topic of cooked vs. raw foods, and there are both… Read more »

Women-Only Foods / Foods Designed Especially For Women

Are new “women-targeted” foods an excellent way to pack one’s diet with more nutrition, or a marketing scheme that may do more harm than good? On the average supermarket shelf, you’ll see Luna bars (“created to meet the special needs of our bodies”), folic acid and soy protein rich Harmony cereal, French Meadow Women’s Bread,… Read more »