17 Effective Ways to Decrease Hunger and Stay on your Diet

Dieting can be really hard if all you keep thinking about is food, and then the hunger pangs aren't helping at all either. Luckily there are ways to control your appetite to improve diet adherence. Some people might think that hunger is just a signal from the body that it needs more food, despite the … Continue reading 17 Effective Ways to Decrease Hunger and Stay on your Diet

Retain maximal muscle when dieting: 3 most important points

Maintaining muscle during fat loss is most important, because muscle mass correlates with metabolism. The more muscle you have, the faster your metabolic rate will be. Plus, you worked so hard to get it, now you'll have to ensure to keep it. Dieting or eating in a caloric deficit can be somewhat stressful on the … Continue reading Retain maximal muscle when dieting: 3 most important points

Fat makes you fat. Truth or myth?

Does fat make you fat, are fats just necessary to make you fat for times of famine, and how important is testosterone when cutting? In order to lose weight, you need to be in a caloric deficit - eat less than what you burn. To maintain muscle, exercise performance, a fast metabolism, satiety, protein and … Continue reading Fat makes you fat. Truth or myth?

Carbohydrate intake for fat loss and muscle retention

Are carbs fattening, or does it actually speed up your metabolism? Carbs are very important when trying to lose weight. I have found that carbs provide superior satiety, compared to fats. Whereas when I eat too much protein at the expense of carbs, I completely lose my taste for protein, my energy feels low and … Continue reading Carbohydrate intake for fat loss and muscle retention

Calorie cycling: fat loss & lean bulking – here’s how to do it

Calorie cycling is to cycle between certain amounts of calories on different days, to amplify the effect of fat loss or lean bulk. It's basically a form of "dieting" that is manipulated so that you can get the best fat loss or muscle growth, while preventing the pitfalls of regular dieting. Why do calorie cycling? … Continue reading Calorie cycling: fat loss & lean bulking – here’s how to do it

Ketogenic diet – is it safe? (lipid peroxidation, prostaglandins, inflammation)

Two aspects might be of concern when eating a ketogenic diet... Increase ROS due to more saturated fat consumption and more lipid peroxidation due to more unsaturated fat ingestion.   Let's start with the increase in ROS 1 glucose molecule produces 10 NADH and 2 FADH2 through glycolysis and the TCA cycle. During beta-oxidation, for … Continue reading Ketogenic diet – is it safe? (lipid peroxidation, prostaglandins, inflammation)

Ketogenic diet for fat-loss & muscle retention

How do you lose the most weight/fat while preserving the most muscle? Should you avoid fats or carbs? What is the mechanism? First off, both work...to a degree, one just better than the other. It's very much possible to lose fat on a low-fat diet. Here is an article I wrote about it. However, many … Continue reading Ketogenic diet for fat-loss & muscle retention