The Scoop on Bedtime Protein for Bigger Gains

Drinking a casein shake just before overnight sleep increases gains in muscle mass and strength in response to resistance exercise. But to date, no study has directly addressed whether this effect is due to increased total protein intake only, or if a bedtime beverage is better. According to a review published in Frontiers in Nutrition,… Continue reading The Scoop on Bedtime Protein for Bigger Gains

Older People Lose Weight Safely With More Protein, Fewer Calories: Study

A high-protein, low-calorie diet helps older adults with obesity lose more weight, maintain more muscle mass, improve bone quality and lose “bad” fat, according to results from a new randomized controlled trial led by Wake Forest University researcher Kristen Beavers. Four research papers based on the study results have been accepted for publication in peer-reviewed… Continue reading Older People Lose Weight Safely With More Protein, Fewer Calories: Study

Glucose Levels Improved by Specific Protein Released From Fat After Exercise: Study

It’s well-known that exercise improves health, but understanding how it makes you healthier on a molecular level is the question researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center are answering. After performing experiments in both humans and mice, the researchers found that exercise training causes dramatic changes to fat. Additionally, they discovered that this “trained” fat releases factors… Continue reading Glucose Levels Improved by Specific Protein Released From Fat After Exercise: Study

Podcast: Happy Hour Friday with Lyle McDonald – “We’re all just trying to fix ourselves.”

Back when the internet was powered by mice on steroids sprinting on wheels, Lyle McDonald was writing and arguing about nutrition and fitness. In 2004, he wrote the original “A Guide to Flexible Dieting,” which outlined a way to lose weight and get lean without rigid rules around food and without going insane. He has… Continue reading Podcast: Happy Hour Friday with Lyle McDonald – “We’re all just trying to fix ourselves.”

How Exercise Cuts Belly Fat: Study

Some of you may have made a New Year’s resolution to hit the gym to tackle that annoying belly fat. But have you ever wondered how physical activity produces this desired effect? A signaling molecule called interleukin-6 plays a critical role in this process, researchers report December 27 in the journal Cell Metabolism. As expected,… Continue reading How Exercise Cuts Belly Fat: Study

Podcast: A Simplified Guide to Protein Intake for Athletes or Fat Loss

Protein. A simple macronutrient that spurs one of the most common questions in fitness. “How much protein should I eat?” There are also dozens of other questions like “how often?” and “what about vegetarians/vegans?” Whether you’re trying to lose stubborn body fat or maximize those gains, protein is essential to your success! In this episode,… Continue reading Podcast: A Simplified Guide to Protein Intake for Athletes or Fat Loss

Intermittent Fasting No Better for Weight Loss: Study

Intermittent fasting helps lose weight and promotes health. However, it is not superior to conventional calorie restriction diets, according to a large study. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and Heidelberg University Hospital have found out in a study called HELENA — the largest investigation on intermittent fasting to date – that intermittent… Continue reading Intermittent Fasting No Better for Weight Loss: Study