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Protein: What’s the hype about?

Anyone remotely interested in fitness has an opinion about protein. People will often criticize your plate of food based on protein content. Others will warn you about the perils of too much protein on your kidneys. So what is the fuss about protein? Proteins are the source of amino acids in our body. We need […]

What is a ketogenic diet? Should you do it?

A ketogenic diet is a popular diet that triggers some extreme reactions in the fitness community. It has great benefits for certain people while it is not recommended or suitable for others. If you want to know basic information about this diet and its origin etc, here’s a link to help you understand it. It […]

Crash diet: How to detect/avoid

Any diet that seems strange to you needn’t be a Crash diet or Fad diet. What is the criteria separating a crash diet from other unusual but feasible diet? Every now and then our newspapers feature some weight-loss or fitness strategies. Go on a water fast, fast for 5 days, eat only cucumber/celery/fruit. Detox your […]

Fittr App

FITTR is an app by SQUATS which is the leading fitness and wellness platform in India. Use it to stay fit and stay in touch with people with similar interests. I’ve learnt a lot about health and nutrition from them. If you wish to learn more about my journey, click here. If you wish, you […]

Measuring macros/calories in regular homemade food

This is a very basic topic which is vital for quantifying our food. Eating home-cooked meals is the gold standard when it comes to fitness. However, a plate of home cooked food does not come with a nutrition label saying X amount of calories with Y amount of protein, carbohydrates and fat. So, how do […]

Weight Loss Medications: FDA approved “Liraglutide”

Some drugs are creating a sensation in the weight-loss industry and news articles about these are the reason I started searching for studies and research about these[1]. Needless to say, that high costs and possibility of unexplained pains and side-effects are not deterrents for the buyers. However, how effective are these in short or long […]

Dietary Fats and Oils

Today there is a lot of conflicting and confusing information available about dietary fat/oil and the effects on health and weight loss. This article is intended to explore the available scientific data and list out the pros and cons for commonly used oils. Depending on the smoke point and composition, the kind of cooking that […]

Macro Calculations

There is a plethora of websites offering macro calculators in which you can plug in your age,weight etc and to get calories and macros that you need to gain or lose or maintain weight. This page explains how to arrive at it such that there is room for adjustment according to your own preferences. These […]

Video Resources: Muscle Gain

Are you one of those people who hate reading long walls of text? Do you wish all the scientific information was available to you in form of video so that you can understand and apply science to your benefit? Here’s a carefully selected list of videos I loved related to the topic of muscle gain. […]

Video Resources: Fat Loss

Are you one of those people who hate reading long walls of text? Do you wish all the scientific information was available to you in form of video so that you can understand and apply science to your benefit? Here’s a carefully selected list of videos I loved related to the topic of fat loss. […]

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