Gut bacteria can make you fat. Beware of pre- and probiotics

Believe it or not, but gut bacteria can actually cause fat gain. They really aren't all that healthy as all the pre- and pro-biotic vendors make them out to be either. Not all gut bacteria are bad though, but even the good ones can contribute to fat gain. For instance, gut microbiota protects the body … Continue reading Gut bacteria can make you fat. Beware of pre- and probiotics

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

MCT oil, liquid rocket fuel

Medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil is commonly known for its potent ability to aid in fat loss. However, this oil contains much more benefits, which I will discuss in this article. First and foremost, fatty acids can be divided into four groups. These are short-chain- (SCFAs), medium chain- (MCFAs), long chain- (LCFAs) and very long chain … Continue reading MCT oil, liquid rocket fuel

Does Niacinamide contribute to diabetes and insulin resistance?

Vitamin B3 comes in a few forms, with niacin (nicotinic acid (NA)), niacinamide (NAM), nicotinamide riboside (NR) and inositol hexanicotinate being the most famous. As you can see from the picture, vitamin B3 can come in three forms from the diet, namely NA, NAM and NR, whereas an endogenous pathway can also synthesize NAM from … Continue reading Does Niacinamide contribute to diabetes and insulin resistance?

Different fats and inflammation

Let me just start off by saying that fat gain happens mostly in the presence of caloric excess (when more calories are consumed than is being burned). For healthy adipose tissue expansion, there needs to be acute inflammation, collagen remodeling and growth of new blood vessels (angiogenesis). Without these factors, healthy fat gain cannot take … Continue reading Different fats and inflammation

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?

Protein intake for fat loss: why and how much explained

Protein (amino acids) is the only macro-nutrient that can build and help retain muscle when losing fat. Yes, carbohydrates have a protein sparing effect, but if your protein intake isn't sufficient, carbs won't be able to spare your muscle during fat loss. And as carbs have to be reduced, due to calorie restriction during a … Continue reading Protein intake for fat loss: why and how much explained

Why you shouldn’t be afraid of carbs, and why it actually speeds up your metabolism

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 Why you shouldn’t be afraid of carbs, and why it actually speeds up your metabolism

Coffee, the manliest drink

Coffee is made from roasted coffee beans and can be enjoyed in many different ways, such as with cream or milk, sugar or sweetener, or just plain black. Coffee plants are cultivated in over 70 different countries worldwide.¬†Green (unroasted) coffee beans are one of the most traded agricultural commodities in the world.¬†The earliest credible evidence … Continue reading Coffee, the manliest drink