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 are macronutrients? – Carbohydrates 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? – Carbohydrates 101

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

What is starvation mode? – Final remarks

Obligatory disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor, and the content presented in this website is intended for information purposes only. Such content should not be construed as medical advice, consultation, diagnosis or treatment. Last week we took a look at one of the papers that Wikipedia has as a reference for its article on … Continue reading What is starvation mode? – Final remarks

What is starvation mode? – The Metabolic Phases of Starvation

Obligatory disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor, and the content presented in this website is intended for information purposes only. Such content should not be construed as medical advice, consultation, diagnosis or treatment. Last week we went through a very basic reading of the Wikipedia page on Starvation Mode / Starvation Response, and we focused … Continue reading What is starvation mode? – The Metabolic Phases of Starvation

What is starvation mode? – 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. Starvation mode is a common term in the weight loss, fitness, and health communities. It is also, however, often misused and … Continue reading What is starvation mode? – A very basic introduction

So what is Shibe-Batsu?

Shibe-Batsu is a blog with several goals in mind: Document my quest in trying to make sense of, and rebut fatlogic. The idea is to pick apart a fatlogic claim per week, and to do so by relying on peer-reviewed research. New posts will be published every monday morning, and an archive can be found … Continue reading So what is Shibe-Batsu?