CARB LOADING CAN BE HARD ON YOUR HEART


Bodybuilders have been known to carb cycle during a diet, increasing carbohydrate intake on certain days to trick their metabolism into not slowing down so much from caloric restriction. Endurance athletes like to load up on carbs before long distance race events, and a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology…

LONG-TERM CALORIE CUTTING HAS ITS RISKS


Cutting down for summer or a physique contest is one thing. Researchers from the Leibniz Institute on Aging – Fritz Lipmann Institute in Jena, Germany found that cutting calories long-term can have both positive and negative consequences, as a study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicinesuggests. A few years back, scientists were able to…

SLEEP BETTER ON A HIGH PROTEIN WEIGHT LOSS DIET


On a high-protein weight loss diet, you’re likely to retain more muscle mass while losing weight. That’s why it’s the preferred diet of bodybuilders in a cutting phase. A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests high-protein dieting might also come with a side benefit of improved sleep quality. Purdue University…

WALKING BURNS MORE CALORIES THAN YOU THINK


People trying to shed a few pounds will take the stairs instead of the elevator, and that ups the daily amount of calories burned. A study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology suggests the amount is probably more than two generally accepted calculations estimate. Researchers from Southern Methodist University developed a new way to…