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Nutritional Myth Busting

Progress in science revolves around disproving and discarding theories that are no longer useful. Scientists and engineers continually test their ideas to increase their chance of being right more often. While correlation doesn’t equal causation, if things you believe to be causal are found to be completely uncorrelated you should review your beliefs to see […]

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Why our food system is screwed (in charts)

You may have noticed that we’re getting fatter.  Obesity seems to be the new normal. Some people say we’re lazy and that we  need to be more disciplined and move more. But it obesity likely also has something to do with what we’re putting in our mouth.[2] In this article we crunch the numbers in […]

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Will Tim Ferriss’ 30g of protein at breakfast help you lose weight? 

You’ve probably heard that dietary adage about getting 30g of protein at breakfast to help manage your appetite.  Tim Ferriss popularised in his Four Hour Body and recently reiterated in this video. But does more protein at breakfast actually help you manage your hunger and keep you satisfied? To understand whether protein at breakfast helps with satiety, […]

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How many times should you eat a day to lose weight?

Having access to half a million days of MyFitnessPal data to validate and bust dietary myths recently has been a lot of fun (in a nerdy data geek sort of way). Another obvious question to ask is how many times a day should you eat to reduce your chance of overeating to stay lean, manage diabetes […]

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Don’t Eat for Winter!

Modern processed food uses the same formula that Mother Nature uses to provide hyper-palatable food in autumn to help us eat more, store fat, and prepare for winter. In our modern food environment “comfort foods” are designed to be delicious and allow us to consume more of them. We are instinctively drawn to foods that […]

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why breakfast is the most important meal of a day

According to some, the idea that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” was generated by Kellogg’s to sell cereal designed to decrease libido and control masturbation. Today, many people like to skip breakfast because they are busy in the morning or to help manage their food intake across the day. But what can […]

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how to upload your Cronometer data to the Nutrient Optimiser

We’ve worked hard to make the Nutrient Optimiser easy to use while also allowing people to use available data to personalise the recommendations to suit your goals. We don’t want everyone to have to track every morsel they eat to benefit from the Nutrient Optimiser algorithm.  To avoid this chore, we have characterised the typical […]

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