The Calorie Paradox

A paradox happens when something that seems as though it should not be true actually turns out to be true, or vice versa. A paradox is happening in nutritional science where a high-calorie consumption of one food causes weight gain, while the same calorie value of another food seems to cause weight loss, leading some… Continue reading The Calorie Paradox

Eat More Protein?

Protein bars are often marketed as a healthy way to snack and increase your protein intake. However, simply increasing the consumption of protein (without reducing carbohydrates and eliminating vegetable oils and artificial flavoring) will not make you feel full, and will increase your weight and meta-inflammation. Food manufacturers are experts in engineering food to be… Continue reading Eat More Protein?

Why Counting Calories Fails

Counting calories often fails.  Instead, focus on eating real food. What is a calorie? A calorie in physics is the energy required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water to 1 °C.  The calorie you see on a food package, however, is actually a kilocalorie, or 1,000 calories, the amount of energy needed… Continue reading Why Counting Calories Fails