What are micronutrients?

Obligatory disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor, and the content of this website was created for informational purposes only. Such content is not intended as a substitute for medical advice, treatment or diagnosis. In previous posts we've talked about macronutrients, which are the dietary nutrients that supply energy to an organism. Just as a … Continue reading What are micronutrients?

What is the Body Mass Index (BMI)?

Obligatory disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor, and the content of this website was created for informational purposes only. Such content is not intended as a substitute for medical advice, treatment or diagnosis. We began our Rebuttals of Fatlogic series by talking about the starvation response (starvation mode for those who don't know) and … Continue reading What is the Body Mass Index (BMI)?

What is the glycemic response / glycemic index?

Obligatory disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor, and the content of this website was created for informational purposes only. Such content is not intended as a substitute for medical advice, treatment or diagnosis. Now that we have finished our series on what macronutrients are (see the individual posts on carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and alcohol … Continue reading What is the glycemic response / glycemic index?

What are macronutrients? – Proteins 101

Obligatory disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor, and the content of this website was created for informational purposes only. Such content is not intended as a substitute for medical advice, treatment or diagnosis. In previous posts we've talked about the starvation response (aka starvation mode), metabolic adaptation (aka metabolic damage), the thermic effect of … Continue reading What are macronutrients? – Proteins 101

What is thermogenesis?

Obligatory disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor, and the content of this website was created for informational purposes only. Such content is not intended as a substitute for medical advice, treatment or diagnosis. We've previously covered starvation mode / starvation response, metabolic damage, and the thermic effect of food. This week we'll go over … Continue reading What is thermogenesis?

What is the thermic effect of food?

Obligatory disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor, and the content of this website was created for informational purposes only. Such content is not intended as a substitute for medical advice, treatment or diagnosis. We've previously talked about how the body responds to long term caloric restriction, and we've also dipped our feet into some … Continue reading What is the thermic effect of food?

So what actually is metabolic damage?

Obligatory disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor, and the content of this website was created for informational purposes only. Such content is not intended as a substitute for medical advice, treatment or diagnosis. Last week we went over a couple of definitions on metabolic damage. Those definitions were rather vague, and seemingly inconsistent among … Continue reading So what actually is metabolic damage?

What is metabolic damage? – A very basic introduction

Obligatory disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor, and the content of this website was created for informational purposes only. Such content is not intended as a substitute for medical advice, treatment or diagnosis. During the past weeks we've talked about starvation mode: what it is, when it happens and what is phases are. This … Continue reading What is metabolic damage? – A very basic introduction