The Nutrient Bucket-Filling Game

Let’s play a game. Ready? Imagine your body is like a well-stocked pantry filled with storage containers, each holding vitamins, minerals, amino acids, glucose and fat—everything you need to nourish and fuel your body. The pantry has: large buckets holding bulky, frequently-used items – these are the macronutrients (i.e. protein, fat and carbs), smaller jars …

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All About the Macros Masterclass [Macros Masterclass FAQ #1]

Over the years, we’ve had a lot of questions from Optimisers as they undertake their journey to Nutritional Optimisation. We’ve continually mined the data and research for answers and documented the most important findings here.  During the Macros Masterclass, we’ll happily point you to answers in this Frequently Asked Questions document as they arise in …

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Low Energy Density Foods and Recipes: Will They Help You Feel Full with Fewer Calories?

One question we often get is: “will low energy density foods and meals help me eat less to lose weight?”  The short answer is yes.  Low energy density foods are hard to overeat and can help you feel full in the short term.  However, the full answer is a little more nuanced. Satiety – or …

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Blood sugar, Insulin and What to Eat for Each Phase of Your Monthly Menstrual Cycle

The fluctuations in hormones, cravings, and appetite that occur throughout a woman’s monthly cycle are fascinating and mysterious – not just for guys, but for most women as well!   In the days leading up to menstruation, women often experience an increase in cravings, appetite, blood glucose, and insulin levels.  This is sometimes accompanied by water …

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