What role does dietary fat play in muscle gains? Can increasing the fat content of your diet boost muscle hypertrophy? Here’s what science says about whether the amount of fat you eat makes a difference in exercise performance and muscle gains.
Many bodily functions vary with the time of day. But what about your metabolism? Do you burn more calories at certain times of days than others? Find out what research shows about how metabolism changes throughout the day and how this can impact weight control.
A new study shows that physical activity is important for maintaining your body weight once you lose a significant amount of weight. It’s also essential for healthy body composition. Here’s why exercise must be part of your weight maintenance arsenal.
According to the low carbers, you should drastically reduce the quantity of carbohydrates in your diet. In this article, we’ll examine these and other myths about dietary carbs. Here’s what science says about the role carbohydrates play in health and weight control.
Fast food – it’s everywhere these days! Despite the awareness that these foods aren’t healthy, they’re still an ingrained part of the Western diet – but why? Some scientists have questioned whether fast food is addictive. Is there evidence that it is?
Ideally, the weight you lose should be body fat and no muscle. That’s the ideal situation that doesn’t typically occur in real life. However, there are things you can do to reduce how much muscle you lose when you shed body fat. Here are three.
What metric do you use to monitor your body composition? A bathroom scale? Find out why this isn’t the best way to follow your body composition and what some other alternatives are.
Have you ever had a sudden food craving after you smelled the aroma of delicious food? A study suggests you can use that aroma to your advantage to stop craving food. Whiffing it long enough may actually reduce your desire to munch on it!
The composition of your diet is important but so is how you eat what’s on your plate. How many of these bad eating habits do you engage in? Tackle all five of them and you could see a substantial change in your body weight!