Bile acid digests not only dietary fat but also body fat

Bile acid for fat loss? Bile acid, that green or yellowish brown fluid secreted by your gall bladder can actually improve your health and speed up fat loss. Bile is produced by the liver from cholesterol. Humans make around 500mg of bile daily, which consists of about 97% water, 0.7% bile salts, 0.2% bilirubin, 0.51% fats (cholesterol, fatty acids, and lecithin), amino … Continue reading Bile acid digests not only dietary fat but also body fat

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?