We know that ketogenic diets promote fat and weight loss. We also know that some lean body mass loss (not necessarily muscle loss) must coincide with fat loss. However, there’s been much debate as to whether hypocaloric ketogenic diets cause muscle loss, or, at least when compared to hypocaloric non-ketogenic diets. In this article, Vincent looks at […]
Authors: Adam Tzur (Facebook, Twitter), Richard Nijholt, Vincent Sparagna (Science and Iron), and Alex Ritson (Medium) What You Will Learn Understand why some people adhere to the ketogenic diet, and why some people fail. What We Did and Why We systematically searched the ketogenic literature for studies on adherence. We gathered data on carb intake, calorie intake, […]
“Popular nutrition books have blamed carbohydrates (specifically, refined sugar) for obesity’s recent rise. Arguments favoring this view generally highlight that carbohydrates or sugars (especially refined sugars) are more fattening than other food sources. For example, in his 2011 book ‘Why we get fat’, Gary Taubes claims that ‘any diet that succeeds does so because the […]
Author’s Note: This was an attempt to create the most comprehensive and research-based guide on macro tracking and body recomposition. Use the table of contents and “back button” to easily navigate the page. This article will be continually updated as new research is published. Reading time: 1 hour and 10-40 minutes. Reviewed by: Antonis Damianou […]
Reviewed by: Antonis Damianou (Myoleanfitness.com), Alex Leaf (Leaf-nutrition.com/Examine.com), and Sérgio Fontinhas (Big Fitness Project) The start of the controversy about red meat and cancer In October 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a report stating that eating processed red meat causes cancer and eating unprocessed red meat probably causes cancer (3,179,193). Is there, however, […]
Authors: Adam Tzur (SCI-FIT), Brandon Roberts (Researchgate, The Strength Guys), and Alex Leaf (Leaf Nutrition, Examine.com) The basics of keto: With the ketogenic diet, you aim to eat 20 to 70g of carbohydrates per day. The body then starts using fat and ketones as primary energy sources. A high protein diet (i.e. 2.2 g/kg) does not seem to […]
Author: Matt Berkowitz (Science Literacy Youtube, Science Literacy Facebook) How do conventional and organic farming each affect the environment? Which tastes better? Which is better for health? What about pesticide content? Which produces more yields? What do the latest meta-analyses indicate? Read here to find out!
Author: Matt Berkowitz (Science Literacy Youtube, Science Literacy Facebook) What are the health effects of salt? Should one minimize salt intake? Is higher salt intake associated with inferior health? Read here to find out.
Introduction Body image is one’s perception of their body type or body size (Logio, 2008). Negative body image often correlates with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), and thereby eating disorders (such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or binge eating disorder (BED)) (Zahn, 2013). BDD is a psychiatric disorder that produces preoccupation with imagined defects in physical […]