Category: Protein, Carbs, Fats

Postworkout Protein and Optimal Timing

/ Posted 12.15.2014

Much has been made in recent years of the importance of nutrient timing, a.k.a. making sure that you get adequate … continue reading

What is the optimal protein limit?

/ Posted 09.15.2014

Some time ago I reported in this column on a study of young men engaged in weight training that looked … continue reading

Leucine: The Great Equalizer

/ Posted 09.06.2014

We all love whey protein. In fact, we love it because it tastes great and it’s less filling. Just kidding. … continue reading

Can You Eat Too Much Protein?

/ Posted 08.19.2014

Can you eat too much protein? An interesting question that suggests a second question: When does “too much” actually occur? … continue reading

Street-Smart Fat Intake

/ Posted 07.05.2014

In Part 1 I suggested a surefire way to obtain essential fatty acids from supplements, getting the most nutritional bang … continue reading

Street Smart Fat Intake

/ Posted 06.30.2014

Fats are under-appreciated, misunderstood and often considered the nutritional bad boys of the macronutrients. The reality is that fats are … continue reading

Can You Train Hard Without Carbs?

/ Posted 05.26.2014

Although low-carbohydrate dieting is one of the most popular approaches today, it’s nothing new to bodybuilders, who have used it … continue reading

Will sugar make me fat?

/ Posted 05.20.2014

Ah, so many sugar questions this month! In a word, yes! You may not know that refined sugar did not … continue reading

Eggs-ceptional Protein

/ Posted 04.30.2014

The egg is considered a perfect protein source because of its complete makeup of essential amino acids, branched-chain amino acids … continue reading

What is the most anabolic nutrient?

/ Posted 04.27.2014

The expression “anabolic nutrient” is much bandied about these days in articles and ads. It suggests that a particular nutrient … continue reading

Is Conjugated Linoleic Acid Anabolic?

/ Posted 03.04.2014

Conjugated linoleic acid is an isomer of linoleic acid, an essential omega-6 fatty acid. Structurally, CLA contains both cis and … continue reading

Vital Macronutrients for Building Strength and Muscle

/ Posted 02.20.2014

Ask any bodybuilder what the most important nutrient for building muscle is, and the likely reply will be, “Protein.” So … continue reading

Get More Protein as You Age

/ Posted 11.15.2013

A recent study compared protein intake after a workout in young and over-40 subjects. The young men showed elevated muscle … continue reading

Meat, Carnitine and Heart Disease

/ Posted 10.31.2013

A study released in April 2013 implicated beef as a primary cause of cardiovascular disease.1 What was surprising about the … continue reading

Carbs, Fat Loss and Muscle Growth

/ Posted 09.10.2013

Q: I’m a mature bodybuilding enthusiast. I’ve never competed, but I have been training hard with weights most of my … continue reading

How Much Protein Do You Need Per Meal?

/ Posted 09.04.2013

What’s the magic number? Twenty grams? Forty grams? How much protein should you get per meal? The dirty little answer … continue reading

Milk: Does a Body Good—or Not so Good?

You’ve seen the arguments about milk and other dairy products. While they’re full of protein, the cows they come from … continue reading

Does Protein Make You Fat?

/ Posted 07.25.2013

Self-styled experts often attribute various side effects to long-term high-protein diets—dehydration, calcium and bone loss, kidney disease and even increased … continue reading

Protein for Sport Performance

/ Posted 05.13.2013

Which is better? Carbohydrate alone or an isocaloric amount of carbohydrate plus protein? Those old-school fools will tell you that … continue reading

Does eating more protein result in more gains in strength or muscle size?

/ Posted 04.19.2013

 Q: Is it really necessary to increase one’s protein intake above the 0.8 grams per kilo of bodyweight recommended by … continue reading

More Protein to Get Lean?

/ Posted 03.28.2013

If you’re trying to lose weight, you probably reduce your carbohydrates. That can help. In fact, there is evidence that … continue reading

Phosphatidic Acid

/ Posted 03.27.2013

As always, some of the best science in the field of sports nutrition is being published in the ISSN’s peer-reviewed … continue reading

Whey Protein vs. Lots of Calories

/ Posted 02.14.2013

If you go to Burger King and “have it your way” or leave KFC with that “finger-lickin’ good” taste in … continue reading

Dietary Protein and Resistance Exercise

/ Posted 01.17.2013

With the glut of information available over the Internet about nutrition and exercise, it’s easy to become confused. The problem … continue reading

Whey Protein for Health and Longevity

/ Posted 01.14.2013

Glutathione is a master antioxidant formed from the amino acids cysteine, glycine and glutamic acid. According to Stepen Byrnes, Ph.D., … continue reading

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