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Myths

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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What if this is the myth that’s stopping you from losing fat for good?

Out of all the myths about dieting, there’s one that always catches my attention. The reason is simple. It’s based on wrong assumptions, inaccurate experience, or a lack of understanding of the science of fat loss. What myth I’m talking about? The fact that people who have tried cutting calories and didn’t lose weight say… …

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Why the Glycemic Index and spike in insulin are irrelevant for weight loss

If you think that the Glycemic Index (GI) and spikes in insulin caused by certain foods are important to losing weight, then here’s why that’s not the case. But first, let’s understand where this myth is coming from. It just happens that whenever we eat carbs, our body needs to break them down to their …

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Why eating clean is the worst advice when losing weight

If you’ve been trying to lose weight for any amount of time, you’ve heard that a common “advice” is eating clean. The basics are simple. Eliminate all the processed food and just eat vegetables and some lean meat, but… here’s why eating clean is the worst advice to lose weight. Let’s say you manage to …

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