Getting rid of fat, part 12. My free belly fat book talks about your master fat hormone, what it is, how it drives all fat loss, and how to make it work better for you. [Read more…]
Higher meal frequency is supposed to drive fat loss. This is a myth. Assumptions and logic that underlie this strategy are oversimplified and incorrect. Unfortunately, the advice to eat more often has become dogma. Here is the truth that you should know about it.
The first article below is near and dear to my heart because it cites actual scientific research and provides the original articles. I just love that! The second article is pretty much on target, except that I am critical of the high-protein approach that the author advocates. That is a topic for another day.
The number of meals per day didn’t even affect what type of weight the participants lost—all of them lost the same amount of weight and the same amount of fat regardless of meal frequency. They tested about everything you can imagine in …
Publish Date: 07/08/2010 10:55
Many of you enjoyed my first ‘Exploding Nutrition Myths’ installment on agave nectar and the glycemic index.Â The next myth that needs to be exposed is the.
Publish Date: 08/17/2010 12:06
Physiology of Meal Frequency
Spacing meals appropriately has important consequences for how much and when your body secretes the key hormones for balanced metabolism. These hormones are insulin, leptin, and growth hormone. Eating frequent meals undermines the benefits of these hormones. The net result is fat gain and poor health.
By the way, the whole idea of spacing meals, even fasting at the right times, is the main premise for the Eat Stop Eat book that I like so much. Click on this link (or the image in the right column above) now to get more information about it: Eat Stop Eat Information.
For good meal frequency,
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Fasting for weight loss hit the headlines recently, based on some scientific research that has nearly nothing to do with the topic. News media really blew it this time. The research involved a group of people who do not even remotely represent you or anyone else who wants to lose weight. The science behind this report is fine, although the yellow journalism stinks. [Read more…]
It occurred to me that the post that I put up on my HCG site would be great information for BellyFatScience, too. So without further ado, take a look at what has being going on the world of science about fat loss hormones. [Read more…]
Leptin is a protein whose role is to signal the brain about how much fat you have. The brain’s response is either to tell your body to use up some of your current fat or add more to it. This astounding discovery in 1994 is at the heart of obesity research. However, even though leptin is the master fat hormone, it is not a lone ranger. Your hormone balance depends on many other kinds of hormones, especially including insulin. This is a fascinating story that will help people understand how they got fat and what to do about it based on real scientific research. [Read more…]