Nutrition Jargon Made Simple

It can be easy to get bogged down with technical terms used in the various circles of the nutrition industry. Below are some of the most common ones explained so that you have a basic understanding of what they mean when you hear people say them. Calories: Calories are used to describe how much energy is yielded from the food we eat. You will see these on the back of food labels or if you do a quick search for any food on doctor Google. Calorie Dense: When we say certain foods are calorie-dense, we mean they…

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Weight Loss VS Fat Loss: The Difference

When it comes to losing weight many people often only focus on a single metric which is usually that number on the scales. Although this trend seems to be changing, with the ever-increasing information we have access to, People will still judge their progress solely on whether the number on scale decreases on a weekly or sometimes daily. Both approaches are not wise. Let us discuss why this is a bad strategy from the start then. Every single piece of tissue (muscle, fat brain, liver, bones, kidneys) and everything in-between weighs something. So, when you step on…

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Diet Set Up In Three Steps

Step 1. Estimating Your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) To estimate your BMR you can choose your pick of the predictive metabolic equations. None of them will get it spot on to the calorie as this would require you spending the night in an expensive lab known as a metabolic ward. However, predictive metabolic equations will get you in the ballpark usually within 10% give or take of your energy needs. The one that has been shown to have the most accuracy in the research when compared against the others is known as the Miffen St. Joer. Here…

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Flexible Dieting

An emerging approach that has come to fruition over the years has been one that allows for more flexibility when it comes to eating patterns. As such, flexible dieting has become an adopted strategy for many of those whose goal is weight loss. What is it and how does it work? Simply put, flexible dieting is picking periods of time during the week or for certain situations to consume fewer calories on certain days of the week in order to have more “flexibility” on days where you want to eat above your deficit or maintenance calories. This…

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