- Calories and Energy Balance: How Weight Loss (or Gain) Occurs (Pt. 1)
- Is the Carbohydrate-Insulin Model of obesity over?
- Weight loss versus fat loss: important difference or pedantic point?
- Can excess protein get stored as body fat? Pt. 3
- Why weight loss diets work and fail: understanding the energy balance equation
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Can excess protein get stored as bodyfat? Pt. 2
Introduction & background Today’s post will be short and sweet. Previously I covered the topic of excess protein being converted to fatty acids and contributing to fat gain (found here, here and here; this was a rather popular one). In … Continue reading
Posted in Diets, Protein, Reviews Tagged Fat, Fat gain, High protein diet, Protein, Resistance training, Weight gain, Weight training 7 Comments
Protein: is it really as bad as they say it is?
Introduction & background Early last March a provocative study published by Levine et al.  in the prestigious Cell Metabolism has really shaken up the nutritional science world ever since one of the authors of the study suggested that eating … Continue reading
Can excess protein be stored as body fat?
Introduction It’s not uncommon to hear claims that dietary protein eaten in excess of some arbitrary number will be stored as body fat. Even those who are supposed to be reputable sources for nutrition information propagate this dogma. These claims … Continue reading
Posted in Diets, Protein, Reviews Tagged fat storage, protein intake 18 Comments
Red meat: back on the chopping block
Introduction In a recent article published last week in the prestigious Nature Medicine journal , researchers presented novel data on the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease (CVD), arguing that it’s not the saturated fat (SFA) or cholesterol in your red meat … Continue reading
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Higher Protein Diets: Controversies & Implications
Opening Comments In the wake of a recent study published in JAMA , wherein participants on a low-carbohydrate, higher-protein diet had greater improvements in metabolic syndrome parameters (insulin sensitivity, HDL and triglycerides), I was asked the question, “why would anyone … Continue reading
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Amino Acid Supplementation – ARTICLE REVIEW
Exogenous amino acids stimulate human muscle anabolism without interfering with response to mixed meal ingestion. Douglass Paddon-Jones, Melinda Sheffield-Moore, Asle Aarsland, Robert R. Wolfe, and Arny A. Ferrando Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 228: E761-E767, 2005. PubMed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15572657 ABSTRACT. We … Continue reading
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