Carbohydrate loading is a concept of eating excess carbohydrates to fuel endurance activity. It has long been promoted as essential to ward off fatigue and ‘bonking,” a sports term to mean depleting ones fuel sources and flooding with lactic acid. In my day in nutritional sciences, one would get a failing grade if countering the […]
When I first started training and coaching regular individuals (as opposed to athletes) there was a well entrenched notion for weight loss. Aerobic exercise (less intense, long and slow exercise) was believed to be the only way to burn excess fat. You know you are performing aerobic exercise when you start breathing faster but you […]
Here at Healthy Habits we like to stress the importance of a diet low in carbohydrates for weight loss. Often we see clients who need to significantly reduce starchy carbohydrates, especially the processed white stuff, and increase good quality protein in their diet. There is much research to support a diet higher in protein for […]
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When I first started training and coaching regular individuals (as opposed to athletes) there was a well entrenched notion for weight loss. Long, slow, distance was believed to be the only way to burn excess fat.
Metabolism is an intricate dance between glands,(pineal, thyroid, pituitary, adrenal, pancreas, gonads), fluids that are intracellular and extracellular, muscle activity, and the liver and kidneys. Rotation diets are an easy way to integrate essential nutrients that support the glands (endocrine system) and fluids help to rinse the by-product of metabolism from the body. It is […]
Fats are not the villian to your diet. Saturated fats from coconut, lard, palm, and tallow are much needed nutrients to any balanced diet. In fact, saturated fats have less calories than the unsaturated
The Last Tango with Butter, tells the story about saturated fat, butter, coconut, lard, palm oil. Last Tango reviews how our North American diet changed to include more unsaturated fats like safflower,