With his wedding just 6 months away, Born Fitness client Chris (aka Sparta) decided to get serious about fat loss. There’s nothing quite like a deadline to get your butt in gear. Sparta was highly motivated, crushing gym workouts and diving into tracking his food (something that works well for him). But, after losing weight […]
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Is A Calorie Really A Calorie?
No scheduled trips to your nearest metabolic chamber? Don’t worry. We’ll help you make sense of what foods influence your metabolism and hunger, and how you can make food work for you.
The Rabbit Hole: How Much Protein Per Meal?
It’s true that somewhere around 30 grams you will maximize muscle protein synthesis (the process of using protein for building muscle), but that’s not the only reason to eat protein. And, if you eat more than 30 grams in a meal, there are many additional benefits to eating more beyond muscle protein synthesis.
How Food Becomes Belly Fat
Why do so many of us carry belly fat? The answer involves your metabolism. In this article, we explain why and give you actionable tips to keep the fat away.
Is Sugar Bad For You?
It’s been demonized and singled out as the cause of the obesity epidemic. But is sugar bad for you? Are all sugars equal? Here’s what science has to say.
What is a High-Quality Protein?
Some protein sources are better than others, according to science. Here’s how to tell whether a protein is—or isn’t—high quality.
Feeling Hangry? 4 Simple, Effective Ways to Control Hunger
Whether you’re trying to eat better, curb your cravings, or focus on fat loss without as much frustration, these four changes can help increase your results without adding much burden.
In Control: How to Manage Sugar Cravings
Learn how to manage and control sugar cravings to make eating more enjoyable and dieting a thing of the past.
Beware of the Next Trend
There are many factors that contribute to poor health — food hyper-palatability, high-stress lifestyles, and confusing misinformation — are all near the top of the list. But on a purely social level, the desire to chase the next trend is a big part of the problem.
PLEASE STOP: Jillian Michaels
In a recent Instagram post, Jillian Michaels (of The Biggest Loser fame) shared the “dangers” of eating more than 30% of your daily calories from protein. “Dangers” are in quotes for a good reason. Unfortunately, she made very definitive claims, many of which are simply not supported by science.
Milk Isn’t Bad For You (But 6 Types of People May Want to Avoid It)
Here’s what research does — and doesn’t — say about the effects of milk on your health, and how to tell whether milk is actually doing your body any good.
“Food Hate” Is The Problem
I read an article the other day about the foods dietitians hate. It was designed to be an appetizer of healthy information, but — for me — it was a main course of facepalm. You know what I want to see? Diet experts finally provide guidelines that meet people where they are and include the foods we all eat into plans for maintaining good health, building muscle, supporting weight loss, or whatever the goal might be.