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The Carb That Makes You Leaner and Healthier

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The Carb That Makes You Leaner and Healthier

Eating carbohydrates before bed has become a hot topic in nutrition, and some people think its a bad idea. This often comes from the belief that eating carbs before you go to sleep leads to weight gain.  There is some evidence to support this argument, but all carbohydrates are not equal, and certain types of carbohydrates can help you lose weight and get a good night sleep.

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The KetoDiet can reduce athletes' anaerobic performance

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The KetoDiet can reduce athletes' anaerobic performance

The "Ketogenic diet" (KetoDiet) is a hot topic at the moment due to quick weight loss results and improvements in endurance based sports performance.   However, recent studies have found that a KetoDiet is not a great option for strengths, speed and power athlete looking to improve their performance.  [1,2]

Many endurance athletes have found success with KetoDiet because fat provides more energy than carbs in an aerobic driven environment. [3]  This is not true for the anaerobic energy system because the Krebs cycle, the primary energy generator in the anaerobic energy system, produces significantly less energy when catabolising fat or protein when compared to carbohydrates (CHO).

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Understanding Insulin - The key to staying lean

Understanding Insulin - The key to staying lean

We say insulin and people think: diabetes. And yes, it’s true that insulin is very important to diabetics because their pancreas no longer makes enough of it (and so they must inject it) but in fact, anybody interested in looking good, feeling good and living longer should educate themselves about how insulin functions in the body.

For those who have been following me on Instagram (@stretch_rayner) you might have seen me measuring my blood glucose levels and ketone level during my KetoDiet experiments.