Best Vitamins for Weight Loss and Satiety (and How Much You Need of Each).

The supplement industry is currently worth an estimated $125 billion per year.  By 2026, it is forecasted to nearly double and reach a massive $210 billion.  While ‘Big Pharma’ often captures the spotlight, vitamins are big business, too!   It’s hard to escape advertising for the latest magical supplement that will cure all your ills, shed …

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Optimal Amino Acid Intakes for Weight Loss, Satiety and Health

Amino acids are the smaller ‘building blocks of life’ that make up the macronutrient protein. We know from protein leverage and our satiety analysis that we continue eating until we satisfy our body’s demands for protein.  So, getting enough protein without excess energy is the most critical factor for feel fulling with fewer calories.  Unfortunately, …

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Optimal Nutrient Intakes (ONIs) for Satiety and Health

If you’re into nutrition, you may have heard of some of the recommended daily nutrient intake values, like: Dietary Reference Intake (DRI), Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA), Adequate Intake (AI), Estimated Average Requirement (EAR), and Tolerable Upper Limit (UL).  These recommended nutrient intake targets were established in the 1940s to ensure World War II soldiers obtained …

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Is Tufts University’s Food Compass Nutrient Profiling System ‘Broken’? 

In late 2021, Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition released their Food Compass nutrient profiling system in the prestigious journal Nature Food.  Food Compass uses a quantitative ranking algorithm across nine domains to rank foods from 1 to 100.  As the abstract notes, Tufts Food Compass ‘aims to discriminate healthfulness of foods for front of …

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How to Break “Food Addiction” by Understanding Your Brain Chemistry

Do you ever feel ‘addicted to food’?    You may have heard that ‘sugar lights up your brain with dopamine just like cocaine’.   With that logic, it’s no wonder so many people claim they feel addicted to eating! But sugar isn’t the only thing that gives us a dopamine hit.  There are many other things that trigger …

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