Many of you have likely seen low-fat chocolate milk being touted as the ideal recovery drink after an intense, prolonged aerobic workout. That’s because low-fat chocolate milk contains a 4:1 ratio of carbohydrates to protein, which, according to multiple research studies, supports rapid glycogen storage repletion in the body.
Insulin is a hormone recognized most widely for its role in regulating blood glucose (or blood sugar) levels in the body. When glucose levels rise after eating, the pancreas releases insulin in order to drive glucose into the liver, muscles, and fat cells.
There’s a difference between motivations and goals.
In honor of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, I wanted to address this increasingly common issue and shed some light on the best way to help someone you suspect might have an eating disorder.
Carb cycling is a term usually reserved for physique athletes, but in recent years it has become more common in the general fitness community as a weight-loss tool.
It seems counterintuitive that consuming too much salt (sodium chloride) could cause you to feel bloated due to “retaining water” yet also result in increased thirst and dehydration. What gives?
You may not often think about the beneficial bacteria in your gut (known as Probiotics) as having their own dietary needs, but they do!
Most people have heard about the human microbiome, otherwise known as the collective bacteria that live in and on our bodies. Most of this bacteria is actually good for us and helps our bodies function more effectively.
As we discussed last week, BMI doesn’t necessarily paint the whole picture of your overall health because it’s purely a ratio of your weight to your height.
The news is filled with headlines about America’s obesity epidemic. The scientific definition of obesity is a BMI of 30.0 kg/m^2 (which is body mass in kilograms divided by height in meters squared), but is that a helpful definition?