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Does exercise curb hunger?

The latest research findings contradict previous studies that suggest exercise makes people eat more. Scientists at Loughborough University in England have found exercising to be more effective than a traditional diet in helping to limit daily calorie consumption. The hormonal, psychological and behavioural responses of female subjects to calorie control ...

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Sugar: Friend or foe?

Sugar: Friend or foe?

Sugar is everywhere nowadays. It is in foods you least expect to find it. Sugar is best defined as a fast digesting carbohydrate with a high glycemic index. It digests quickly which results in a spike in blood sugar levels causing the release of a hormone called insulin which pumps ...

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Eat for growth and recovery

To pack on quality muscle you need to eat quality food. The general question is always what to eat as all food is not created equal.

To pack on quality muscle you need to eat quality food. The general question is always what to eat as all food is not created equal. Protein If you want to build muscle mass you need protein. Shoot for a minimum of between 1.6g/kg to 1.8g/kg when you are training ...

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Go nuts with almonds

Eating just a handful of almonds a day can boost your diet significantly according to a new study conducted at the University of Florida in America.

Eating just a handful of almonds a day can boost your diet significantly according to a new study conducted at the University of Florida in America. In the study, researchers asked subjects to add almonds or almond butter to their diet for a period of three weeks. Subjects were asked to eat ...

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Nocturnal protein shake boosts muscle growth

Dutch nutritionists confirmed that a protein shake taken before turning in for the night can pack on extra muscle.

Dutch nutritionists confirmed that a protein shake taken before turning in for the night can pack on extra muscle. In a scientific study done on the effect of a nocturnal protein shake on muscles, scientists found the intake of extra casein protein led to an increase in muscle protein synthesis ...

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Carbs: Your training fuel

Not ingesting enough calories can result in a lack of important nutrients. This is especially true when it comes to carbohydrates.

If you are serious about your training you will know that getting enough calories is important to pack on size Nutrition is a key part of any bodybuilder’s training. Not ingesting enough calories can result in a lack of important nutrients. This is especially true when it comes to carbohydrates. ...

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Keep your finger on the pulses

If you are looking at an affordable alternative to animal-based protein you don't have to look any further than pulses.

If you are  looking at an affordable alternative to animal-based protein you don’t have to look any further than pulses. Pulses, in the form of dried beans and peas, have been an important part of the human diet for centuries and viewed by many as highly nutritious sources of protein ...

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Stop the yo-yo effect

Yo-yo eating just as bad as regular junk food

Yo-yo eating just as bad as regular junk food If you eat junk food over the weekend it is just as bad for your gut health as eating junk food all the time. According to researcher Margaret Morris from the University of New South Wales in Australia eating healthy during ...

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Cheat smart

A well-structured cheat meal can help you surmount weight-loss plateaus and help you maintain your sanity when you are on a diet.

Take the shackles off your diet every once in a while A well-structured cheat meal can help you surmount weight-loss plateaus and help you maintain your sanity when you are on a diet. Our bodies don’t want to change and weight-loss plateaus are expected as you try to lose weight ...

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Keto diets – eat fat to lose fat

Keto diets advocate that people consume a high percentage of fats which will help their bodies metabolise stored fat while they bring their carbohydrate levels to around 50 grams or lower per day.

A ketogenic diet advocates that people consume a high percentage of fats which will help their bodies metabolise stored fat while they bring their carbohydrate levels to around 50 grams or lower per day. Bodybuilders have been using keto diets to get super shredded ahead of shows. The diet forces ...

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