Since the late 1990’s Dr. John Berardi has published 8 scientific abstracts; 15 scientific papers and textbook chapters; presented at nearly 50 scientific, exercise, and nutrition-related conferences; and published countless articles online.
His first articles at Testosterone Magazine so many years ago provided me with the basis for everything I know about nutrition today. Now I will turn some of that knowledge over to you in the form of Nutrition Tips written by Dr. Berardi himself.
Well, this is usually a natural state of the metabolic process. The human body starts burning stored fat when it reaches ketosis instead of glucose. When the body begins to break fat down, ketones build up in the blood system.
When this happens, ketones start exiting the body through the urine. A person enters ketosis when there is presence of ketones both in the blood and the urine.There are many benefits to ketosis as it helps a person to lose the extra (or unwanted) fat they have in their body.
This is because the body begins the breakdown process of fats rather than depending on carbohydrates for energy. There has been a research study that suggested ketosis helps with reducing the appetite and in the long run can promote weight loss.
When it comes to achieving a state of ketosis, it is safe to say that it’s not easy. Due to this, lots of people aspiring to get to the point of ketosis usually go on a diet known as a ketogenic diet.
You might not be aware of this – but when it comes to your diet – even the smallest things can really add up to make a world of difference. Most people, when they hear the word “diet” assume that it requires radical changes to their lifestyles and misery-inducing food restrictions. However, the reality is quite different, because it’s far more effective to make small changes, instead of aiming for a major lifestyle overhaul.
Stop Eating Before You Feel ‘Full’
The most basic thing you can do is to try and follow “Hara Hachi Bu” – and don’t worry – while the phrase might seem complicated at first, it is actually an old Japanese saying, which roughly translates to “stomach 80% full.”
The term refers to an ancient way of eating, practiced mainly by the residents of Okinawa for centuries at this point.
Even though it might be difficult to quantify what 80% actually is, the simpler way of putting this in practice would be this – stop eating when you’re no longer feeling hungry. It’s quite simple when you take a second to think about it.(more…)
People drink meal replacement shakes for a multitude of reasons. Some of the more popular reasons are weight loss, an inability to consume solid food or simply not having enough time to prepare a full meal.
No matter what your reason for using a meal replacement shake, there are certain rules of thumb that you should remember and apply so that your shake not only keeps you full but also provides you with other nutrients to keep your body functioning optimally.
Protein will keep you feeling fuller for longer by increasing the production of satiety hormones (such as GLP-1, peptide YY, and cholecystokinin) while also reducing the levels of ghrelin(a hunger hormone) in the body. This leads you to crave less so you can stick to your weight loss plan much easier.
To boost the protein levels in your homemade shake, you can use a protein powder or add a tablespoon or two of peanut butter to the mix. You can also use milk instead of water – milk has about 8 grams of protein per cup.
Nonfat Greek yogurt is another protein-rich food that you can add to your shake. (more…)
Many of us have packed on more weight than we would ideally like, and this is a problem in so many different ways. If you have come down a path that you do not like, and where the ending may be downright frightening, the call to change may be loud and clear.
Luckily, there are some amazing resources that can help you begin to live the life that you have always wanted to live.
The Pain of Today
Do you feel like your life is not going the way you want it to go because of your physique? It is said that two out of every three American adults are overweight or obese, with a third of American adults being in the latter camp. You may very well have a body shape that does not feel comfortable, does not feel like who you really are, and even that causes you physical pain.(more…)
Many people are seeing great results with the keto diet, but if you are feeling guilty for cheating at snack time, you might not be one of them. In this article, we are going to talk about 7 ways to snack on a keto diet without feeling guilty so you can get results from the keto diet as well.
Now that the warmer months of the year have rolled around, swimsuit season is upon us. For this reason, many of us are already planning to go on a diet so that our summer bodies are ready to embrace everything this time of year has to offer. However, dieting isn’t as simple as you think. In fact, it involves some serious decision making.
For gaining the most out of keto diet, it is imperative to cut down on the carb consumption while maintaining the protein supply in your body at the same time. But people often make the mistake of consuming excess protein while on a low carb diet which brings them face to face with the question about the optimum amount of protein which is required by their body while it undergoes the process of ketosis. (more…)
Adjusting to a new diet, especially a low-calorie one is difficult because your appetite grows. This is a natural reaction caused by a neuro-exciting protein NPGL, which was discovered by a study from Hiroshima University. Unfortunately, this natural aid that aims to help people cope with abundance or absence of food makes it harder to adapt to your weight loss program. Therefore, you’ll need to use some tricks, like specialized supplements and foods that can control your hunger.(more…)