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The myth of Glycemic Index and what to focus instead

If you were to say that GI is important, you’d be right. But at the same time, you would be focusing only on one area rather than in the whole scenario. Let me explain. It’s not uncommon to hear that people should avoid high glycemic index food since that causes spike in insulin, thus leading

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Hormones vs. calories: which one is the ruler?

It’s said that whenever we talk about calories we disregard hormones. Funny enough, it’s the exact opposite. Energy balance is affected by hormones and vice versa. It’s a matter of influence that goes in both ways, not a one-direction path. What’s more, energy balance is based on certain things like how many calories does your

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All diets are the same

Not all diets are created equal, but they are all guided towards the same results. And let me show what I mean. The ketogenic diet has the principle of using ketones (that are already in our body, just in small amounts when we’re eating a diet high in carbohydrates) as a source of energy rather

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Are calories in vs. calories out real or BS?

Let me ask you a question, How many times have you heard the saying “not all calories are equal”? I’ve heard it a hundred times (maybe a hundred one with this one). And this saying makes sense. I mean, if you eat 100kcal of avocado (because it’s a healthy fat, right?…) is not the same

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The food you should avoid when losing fat

The moment you start cutting out some food from your diet, a lot of things start to happen. Both good and bad. The good things are that if you cut rice, pizza, ice cream or any other food… you can be pretty much confident you’ll lose weight. But not because there is anything inherently bad

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The truth behind protein powder

There’s this misconception about protein powder out there. Many think it’s somehow magical while others think they can’t see results if they don’t take it on a daily basis. In fact, some people still think there’s this 30-minute anabolic window where if they don’t take it after their workout, they are not maximizing protein synthesis

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Carbs or fats? Which one is ideal for fat loss

Raise your hand if you’ve heard at least once that you should eat fewer carbs to lose weight? Now raise your hand if you’ve heard it for fats? Ok, interesting. Well, I got some bad news to share. Whether you’ve tried to cut carbs or fasts out of your diet, it doesn’t really matter. Why?

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