Reading nutrition label and tracking macros

Alle Dinge sind Gift, und nichts ist ohne Gift, allein die Dosis macht dass ein Ding kein Gift ist. All things are poison, and nothing is without poison, the dosage alone makes it so a thing is not a poison. —Paracelsus What are macros? Macros are a short form for macronutrients. These are nutrients which […]

The thing about calories…

…is that whether you are looking to lose weight or gain weight or even maintain weight, calorie intake matters. What is a Calorie anyway? Calories are a unit of energy and the calorific value of a food is the amount of energy it could give our body. Our body uses this energy to perform voluntary […]

Goal-oriented Diet planning

In this article, we will address the main considerations to plan your diet. It will addresses the major goals of gaining, maintaining and losing weight; with a perspective of attaining better health and body composition. Goal specification Before we set out to achieve something we need to understand what we want to achieve. It is […]

Fitness Goals, Motivation, Cheats and Diet Breaks

Sometimes, even before we begin our efforts towards attaining our fitness goals, we are wondering about cheats and breaks. This is a practical approach in a sense, because we are all human and we cannot function like machines or programs do. So this article is intended to address: How we should ideally set our goals […]

Intermittent Fasting: Vetting popular claims

In the previous article, we understood what Intermittent Fasting is, the basic science behind it and how to add it to our daily life. However, there are popular and mind blowing claims attributed to IF which must be closely examined to see whether the claims are true and who it is true for. So now, […]

Intermittent Fasting

What is Intermittent Fasting? Intermittent Fasting or IF is not a diet. Simply put, intermittent fasting is a dieting strategy or eating pattern which times all your daily food intake into a specific number of contiguous hours to produce an extended fasting phase which can go up to 24 hours. For example, one might choose […]

Ghrelin/Lenomorelin – “Not just a Hunger Hormone”

Anyone who has tried dieting down for long periods knows; that though the calories in calories out law holds true; there is much more to the story when it comes to managing our body’s response; to a calorie deficit over a long period of time. Our body has mechanisms to sense that the level of […]

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