Eat Like the Animals: The “science-based” diet book with a controversial plot twist!

Most diet books start with an agenda or a belief about nutrition and try to build science around it.   Eat Like the Animals is the opposite.  Or at least that was what I thought until I dug into the data behind the biggest and most expensive mouse study ever undertaken!  For the most part, Eat …

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Why carbs, fat, sugar & alcohol affect your appetite in different ways and how to calculate your optimal targets for fat loss

Each of the different macronutrients (i.e. carbs, fat, protein, fibre and alcohol) have a unique impact on satiety and cause us to eat more (or less) than we may like to. This article details the findings of our data analysis of forty thousand days of food logging data from more than a thousand Optimisers and …

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10 Nutrition Myths That Need To Die

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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How to optimise your protein, fat and carbohydrates to minimise hunger

In the How much protein do you need to optimise satiety article we looked at the critical role of protein in managing hunger. The analysis of half a million days of MyFitnessPal data showed that your body is satisfied with less energy when you give it adequate protein.  So, with protein locked in, this article looks at how fat, …

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How to calculate your macros for fat loss, bulking, athletic performance or maintenance

Most macronutrient calculators give you a very specific answer about how to calculate your macros. This is simple, but unfortunately not optimal when it comes to ensuring optimal nutrition. Nutrient-dense whole foods don’t come in prepackaged satchels of protein, carbs, fat, fibre and calories that you can mix together to meet specific macronutrient and calorie …

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