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.
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.
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.
Some protein sources are better than others, according to science. Here’s how to tell whether a protein is—or isn’t—high quality.
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.
Learn how to manage and control sugar cravings to make eating more enjoyable and dieting a thing of the past.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Are artificial sweeteners bad for you? We get this question all the time. First and foremost, it needs to be said: diet beverages have an undeserved bad reputation. They’ve been blamed for everything from making you gain weight to messing with your hormones. And, study-after-study tries to pardon the beverages without any luck. Plenty of […]
The hardest part of dieting is not the self-control or reduced calories that are part of any weight-loss plan. It’s the seemingly cruel way that your body fights against you to make you hungrier than ever and push you towards the foods you’re trying to avoid. As you reduce calories and — more importantly — lose […]