low and high energy density foods to fine-tune your nutrition

This article looks at energy density and how you can use it to fine-tune your diet to reach your goals. What is energy density? Energy density, a measure of the calories in a given weight of food, is the is the third component of Nutrient Optimiser algorithm that you can use once you have nutrient density and … Continue reading low and high energy density foods to fine-tune your nutrition

nutritious high energy density foods for athletes

If you’re an athlete, the “problem” with nutrient-dense foods like non-starchy vegetables and organ meats is that it can be hard to get enough fuel to support your activity. Foods designed for athletes are energy dense but are not nutrient dense but rather are fast burning foods that don’t contain a lot of essential nutrients. … Continue reading nutritious high energy density foods for athletes

nutritious low energy density foods for weight loss

Low energy density foods help you feel full with fewer calories as well as improving nutrient density per calorie. Some people who benefit from an LCHF approach initially may, as their blood glucose and insulin levels normalise, also benefit by decreasing the energy density and increasing the nutrient density of their diet. These low energy density … Continue reading nutritious low energy density foods for weight loss

energy density, food hyper-palatability and reverse engineering optimal foraging theory

In Robb Wolf’s new book Wired to Eat he talks about the dilemma of optimal foraging theory (OFT) and how it’s a miracle in our modern environment that even more of us aren’t fat, sick and nearly dead.[1] But what is optimal foraging theory[2]?   In essence, it is the concept that we’re programmed to hunt and … Continue reading energy density, food hyper-palatability and reverse engineering optimal foraging theory

foods to avoid… the most processed, insulinogenic, energy dense low nutrient density foods

What are the most insulinogenic, low nutrient density and energy dense processed foods that everyone should avoid for heath and weight loss? Generally I think it can be more useful to tell people what they should focus on rather than what they shouldn’t do.  It’s like the proverbial hot plate or ‘wet paint’ sign.  You can’t unsee … Continue reading foods to avoid… the most processed, insulinogenic, energy dense low nutrient density foods