Tag: carb

Nutrition

Metabolic flux and nutrient partitioning

Phil Learney is a performance coach specialising in strength, conditioning and nutrition. He is based in London. Metabolic flux is the term used to describe the rate in which molecules and metabolites are turned over in a metabolic pathway. Metabolic regulation is the term used for the actions of food and its transference into energy once ingested. The three basic substrates we consume as energy are the macronutrients protein, carbohydrates and fats. Through destructive metabolism induced by being into a hypocaloric state (a catabolic process), we can break these down into smaller molecules. This process can only be accomplished with…

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Nutrition

5 diet pitfalls you need to avoid

Brad Loomis is a pro natural bodybuilder and coach at 3D Muscle Journey, and a RKC qualified kettlebell instructor. He is based in Los Angeles, California. I don’t know of any other pillar of the fitness industry that gets more confused, twisted and totally misunderstood than the subject of nutrition. It’s crazy that such a critical component of our health and well-being can quickly become quite complex and even intimidating. Of course there is a validity in the need to customise nutrition to an individual’s needs, as well as their willpower, likes and dislikes, personal schedules, and even food allergies.…

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Fat Loss Nutrition

Does skipping breakfast burn more fat?

Dr Sam Decombel is the chief operating officer of genetic research and development company MuscleGenes and has a PhD in Genetics from the University of Birmingham. She is based in Oxfordshire. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? A message perpetuated by health agencies around the world for many years, it seems that no matter what new diet fads emerge, the one thing that stays constant is the respect that breakfast holds in the public consciousness. Yet some of the most recent research emerging on meal timings is changing our perception on the way in which we…

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Fat Loss Nutrition

Get clever with carbs

Nate Miyaki is a fitness author, personal trainer and nutrition consultant, and the author of The Truth About Carbs: How to Eat Just the Right Amount of Carbs to Slash Fat, Look Great Naked & Live Lean Year-Round. He is based in San Francisco, California. There is so much noise around the issue of ideal carbohydrate intake for optimal performance that it can be hard to separate the fact from the fiction when trying to ascertain exactly how many carbs you need per day to be at your best. But the answer to this all-consuming question is actually quite simple.…

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