3 Ways Dieting Could Be Slowing Your Metabolism

3 Ways Dieting Could Be Slowing Your Metabolism

Having trouble losing weight?Unless you are a lucky minority, most people who have attempted weight-loss have faced the horrid weight-loss plateau. This refers to a stop in weight-loss for an extended length of time despite no change in observed behaviour (e.g. diet and physical activity). Anyone who has gone through this will understand how frustrating and discouraging it can be. Your personal trainer thinks you’re lying, your friends think that you have messed up your metabolism and you feel frustrated that the scale is not changing.Lucky science is able to provide some explanations that hopefully can help us make smarter…
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Should You Care About Animal Research in Nutrition?

Should You Care About Animal Research in Nutrition?

Understanding nutrition research is like trying to hit a pinata blindfolded- but with no pinata in the room. Even intelligent people can fall in the trap of cherry-picking unmeaningful studies to support a preconceived idea. Understanding a studies place among the hierarchy of evidence is an important skill to your nutrition toolkit. This blog will investigate the limitations and strengths of extrapolating nutrition research from animals to practical human recommendations. Animal Studies are Important for Research These types of studies are key to the development of nutrition research. Performing studies on humans require strict compliance with ethical parameters. This excludes…
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7 Underrated Nutrition Tips

7 Underrated Nutrition Tips

These days there is so much nutrition advice being put out there. Some o fit is helpful and some of it is not so helpful. Among this, there is helpful and practical nutrition information that people are missing out on. In response, we asked a group of dietitians for their top underrated nutrition tip. Tim Crowe from Thinking Nutrition There is no need to try and keep up with the latest 'superfood' trends - just let colour be your guide for choosing what fruits and vegetables you eat. The more colours on your plate, the greater the diversity of beneficial…
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