Category Archives: Nutrition

Did a Low-Fat Diet Burn More Than a Low-Carb One?

A few weeks ago, we were blessed with the latest instalment in the low-fat failure archives.  And as per usual, the media is spreading the research like wild fire and misleading the general public. The study comes from the journal Cell Metabolism, with the eye-catching title: “Calorie for Calorie, Dietary Fat Restriction Results in More…

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10 Red Flags You’re Unhealthy That You Call “Normal”

Doctors use symptoms to diagnose illnesses, and one could say a symptom is your body’s way of communicating something is wrong. The problem is, some of us have lived with these symptoms for so long, they’re no longer classified as symptoms anymore. They’re simply classified as “normal.” Many times these problems are treated with medication,…

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How Much Whey Protein After Exercise?

Generally speaking, real food should be prioritized over supplementation, and high-fat solid dairy foods should be prioritized over liquid insulin-spiking dairy foods. But that’s provided you’re not taking part in resistance training, as the whey protein in dairy is the best muscle-builder going, with a long list of health benefits we’d be foolish not to…

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Ketone Strips & Meters – The New Scale?

One of the requirements to following Live It NOT Diet! is throwing your scale in the garbage. Mainly because the number is useless – telling you nothing about your body composition (fat-to-muscle) – but also because it messes with your mental state – giving you the impression that you’re not losing (or even gaining), and…

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The 3 Ways to Prevent Muscle Loss

Whether you like it or not, muscle loss eventually ends up on your priority list. Sadly, many will go 40-50 years not thinking about it, until one day their doctor lets them know they have sarcopenia (or osteoporosis). One of the reasons we see a rapid loss in muscle with age is because of a…

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Building Muscle? Do Post-Workout the Right WHEY

If you’ve completed Live It NOT Diet!, you understand that dairy is best consumed in it’s full fat form (heavy cream, aged cheeses, and butter). Mainly because that’s where most of the benefit lies (when dealing with the pasteurized variety), but also because it contains minimal amounts of lactose and whey. [Lactose is the sugar…

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Don’t Mess With the Microbes – Gut Bacteria, Obesity, and Disease

The hottest trend in 21st century research is swapping the gut microbes of mice to pinpoint the impact of different bacterial strains on our health and body composition. With various studies showing considerable evidence that a bacteria-shift alone can turn a lean mouse into a fat mouse (1, 2), a normal eater into an overeater…

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Anxiety & Depression – Chemical Imbalance or Dietary Disaster?

The awareness campaigns for depression are bothersome. Which may seem like a cold-hearted comment for anyone dealing with it, or anyone that has a friend or family member dealing with it, but not when you take a look at what’s causing it. Perhaps frustrating would have been a better word than bothersome, as the main…

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