Most seriously overweight/over fat people can reduce their weight and fatness without too much trouble by incorporating a sound nutrition plan with intelligent exercise. Generally speaking, females can go from 45% body fat to 25% without too much trouble, and males go from 25% to 15% without too much trouble. Beyond that, however, females going …
For most of us humans, it’s natural to label things as either good or bad, but sometimes this is a dangerous way of thinking. That is certainly the case with the hormone insulin. Those wanting fat loss call insulin the “bad” hormone because it inhibits fat burning, promotes fat storage and makes us fat. On the other hand, those who want muscle growth consider insulin to be the “anabolic holy grail.”
Today’s article is about balancing fat intake. I’m a huge fan of eating fat and dispelling the myth that fat is bad. The science is quite clear on this matter and indisputable. There are bad fats (trans fats), OK fats (omega-6’s and saturated- where it’s all about quality and quantity), and good fats (monounsaturated and omega-3’s – which most of us are deficient in).
The nutrition world confuses many people because there is tons of misinformation, conflicting information, and constantly changing information. One of the most controversial topics in nutrition is saturated fat. For years, saturated fat was demonized as the cause of high cholesterol and heart disease. In recent years, there has been a movement from many a scientist to dispel that argument.
Our various national health organizations in the U.S. have long supported low-fat dairy for kids over the age of two. For many years now, I have thought this was a terrible idea, as full fat dairy is much healthier for all humans, and it is now coming to light (finally!) that there is little scientific evidence for kids to go low-fat or skim dairy. This is based on a new analysis of twenty-nine (29) peer-reviewed studies on the role of dairy and childhood obesity.