Time of Day Effects Your Body’s Response to Exercise: Studies

Two papers appearing April 18 in the journal Cell Metabolism confirm that the circadian clock is an important factor in how the body responds to physical exertion. The studies focused on different components of exercise, thereby complementing each other. Based on this work alone, it’s too early to say when the best time is for… Continue reading Time of Day Effects Your Body’s Response to Exercise: Studies

Podcast: Friday Happy Hour with David Jack

My guest today is the inimitable David Jack, “International Man of Mystery!” When people ask “what does David Jack do?” the answer is often “he’s David Jack!” In truth, however, David is a deep pool of fitness knowledge. His impact, though, is delivered through his intuition, experience, love, passion and willingness to go where many… Continue reading Podcast: Friday Happy Hour with David Jack

Obesity Connected to Differences in Brain Form and Structure

Researchers using sophisticated MRI technology have found that higher levels of body fat are associated with differences in the brain’s form and structure, including smaller volumes of gray matter, according to a study published in the journal Radiology. The findings add important information to our understanding of the connection between obesity and negative health consequences… Continue reading Obesity Connected to Differences in Brain Form and Structure

Podcast: Five Weight Loss Diets (and One Diet Trend) That Suck

Most people, at some point, would like to lose weight. Some people really want to lose weight! Some folks want to lose a lot of weight. If you are, or have been, one of these people, you’ve probably realized that losing weight in the modern world can be a challenge! You may even have thought… Continue reading Podcast: Five Weight Loss Diets (and One Diet Trend) That Suck

Snacking and Binge Eating: It’s the Brain’s Fault – Study

When you eat something super tasty, ever wonder why you really don’t want to stop even though you know you’ve eaten enough? Scientists at the UNC School of Medicine may have found the reason. In lab experiments, Thomas Kash, PhD, the John R. Andrews Distinguished Professor in the Department of Pharmacology, and colleagues discovered a… Continue reading Snacking and Binge Eating: It’s the Brain’s Fault – Study

Recipe: Not Your Caveman’s Chili

I love chili. I mean, who doesn’t? Yes, I get it. For a lot of people, chili is like soup. It’s something we make and eat during the cold winter months, but that goes away when the weather warms and the grills come out again. But if you’re eating on a ketogenic meal plan, chili… Continue reading Recipe: Not Your Caveman’s Chili

Recipe: Ham, Ricotta and Spinach Breakfast Casserole

Successful eating on any nutrition plan is largely dependent on preparation. Meal preparation, if we’re being specific. Cooking a breakfast casserole at the start of the week can defuse a lot of hazards that pop up during the week. Running late one morning? Breakfast is ready to reheat and eat! Need something portable that you… Continue reading Recipe: Ham, Ricotta and Spinach Breakfast Casserole