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Meal Timing Crucial for Fat Loss? Is WHEN You Eat More Important for Losing Weight Than HOW MUCH You Eat?

In rodents, incorrect meal timing can partly override the benefits of energy restriction. "You need a caloric deficit to lose weight..." The latest study from the  University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center   does not  refute this principle. It does, however, add to it an "... and you must not eat at the wrong times!" Confused? Alright, here's the elevator's pitch for the latest paper in Cell Metabolism : Scientists fed rodents calorie-reduced diets. Rodents lost weight, but only if they were fed at night (when they would usually be active), a pair-fed group that ate during the day (when mice are usually inactive), on the other hand, didn't lose a gram. Learn more about skipping meals at the SuppVersity Start Havin' Br-eakfast, Get Fat "Lean Gains" Fast Works Fasting Better W/ 1 or 3 Meals? Breakfast Habits Matter IF + Resistance Training = WIN ADF Beats Ca-lorie Restriction Ok, now that I probably have yo

High Protein Breakfast Lowers Weight (8%), Waistline (4%) + HbA1c (12%) in T2DM - Especially if the Protein is Whey

Protein Pudding Cups like those suggested on may be part of a T2DM therapeutic high protein breakfast. It's no news that a high protein breakfast will keep you satiated for longer time periods than a sugary cereal. There's also existing evidence that whey proteins are an excellent choice for people with type II diabetes as their effects on GIP, GLP1, and insulin help reduce postprandial glucose levels in T2DM. Against that background. it is quite surprising that no previous study did what researchers from the Tel Aviv University, the Central University, Caracas, the Lund University, the Weizmann Institute of Science, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem did, recently, i.e. "examine[] whether a high-energy, protein breakfast containing whey leads to a greater weight loss and reduction of overall postprandial glycemia and HbA1C compared to isocaloric diet with a different source of protein or carbohydrates at breakfast for 12 weeks in type 2 diabetes subject

Elite Athletes' Bench Press: Few Changes in Pecs, Biceps, Triceps, Delt Muscle Activity W/ Bench Angle + Grip Width

An extreme arch as it can be seen in this female lifter was not allowed in the study at hand. Speaking of female lifters. There were no women among the subjects of the study at hand, but there's also no reason to believe that there are fundamental sex differences in muscle activity. No, this is not the first article on the effect of bench angle and grip width on one's ability to actually target the pectoralis muscle during the bench press, here at the SuppVersity . It is, however, the first one to be based on data from "elite bench press athletes". More specifically, the subjects in Saeterbakken's latest study were twelve bench press athletes competing at national and international level (mean age 34.3 ± 14.1 years, body mass 97.6 ± 18.3 kg, stature 1.73 ± 0.12 m | personal best ranged from 130 in a 56kg guy to 240 in an athlete competing in the <82.6kg class). All participants competed in the bench press, four athletes participated in all three competiti

Protein-Sugar Interactions: Will a Coke/DietCoke Turn Your Lean Steak into a Cheeseburger - Metabolically Speaking?

Does a Coke (diet or regular) really ruin the metabolic benefits of high protein meals? Decrease fat oxidation? Increase fat storage? Boost your appetite? In her recently published blog about the study, Dr. Shanon Casperson writes acknowledges the "beneficial effects of protein-rich diets", its beneficial effect on satiety, its ability to decrease both prospective and real-world food intake, and its beneficial effects on human metabolism. With all the things we know about protein, it is yet quite interesting that we don't know "what happens when we drink a sugar-sweetened beverage with our steak dinner?" (see BMC blog ). The former is the research-question of a recently published study in the OpenAccess Journal  BMC Nutrition  that was conducted by - you guessed it - Casperson et al. (2017). Learn more about fructose at the SuppVersity Bad Fructose not so Bad, After All! Learn its Benefits. Fructose From Fruit is NOT the Problem US Fructose
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