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Category: Diet

March 2, 2012

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Palatability, Satiety and Calorie Intake

by Daren
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Stephan Guyenet discusses a study titled “A Satiety Index of Common Foods” by Dr. SHA Holt and colleagues. This study, along with many others, suggests that focusing on simple foods that have a lower energy density leads to greater fullness and less subsequent food intake, and conversely that highly palatable energy-dense foods promote excessive food intake.  Potatoes, sweet […]

February 23, 2012

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Cravings

by Daren
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Thorin Klosowski of Lifehacker discusses the definition of cravings, both physical and psychological, and how to turn them from a negative reward response into a positive and useful tool. Psychological cravings include the feeling you get when you suddenly realize you want a Sloppy Joe or an entire bag of salt and vinegar chips. Two […]

February 23, 2012

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Is Sugar Fattening?

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A very informative post by  Stephan Guyenet on the different types of sugar and how our bodies react to them. Here are the take-home points from this post: Sugar, including fructose, is not inherently fattening relative to other calorie sources, and unrefined sugar is compatible with fat loss in the context of simple whole food diets. Sugar […]

February 21, 2012

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Vitamin C for Cleaner Teeth

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An older study examining the amount of dental plaque in subjects with varying frequencies of brushing their teeth and varying levels of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C). Viewing brushing frequency-debris score relationships as influenced by ascorbic acid status (Figure 4) provides additional insights into plaque prevention and control. At all levels of brushing frequency, those with the better plasma AA […]

January 31, 2012

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Breakfast!

by Daren
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January 26, 2012

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The Effects Of 2 Common Sweeteners On The Body

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Study comparing short-term effects of sucrose and HFCS. Both HFCS and sucrose have historically been considered to have nearly identical effects on the body. But this study finds that indeed there is a difference between the two. They found that the makeup of the sugars resulted in differences in how much fructose was absorbed into […]

December 31, 2011

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Patience

by Daren
Categories: Diet, Fitness, Motivation, Music, Strength Training
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When is the last time you stopped to reflect on patience?  Think about how much is centered on instant gratification these days.  Entrepreneurs and capitalists are finding more and more ways to give us what we want sooner.  As a consequence, we are conditioning ourselves to expect results without putting in the work.  How about […]

December 25, 2011

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Recomposition

by Daren
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This site has always been focused on my interest in music.  I’d like to open things up a bit. In the past year, I successfully recomposed my body.  I tracked my progress in a spreadsheet and periodically posted updates via Twitter and Facebook.  I found several online sources of motivation and I think it’s time […]


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