5 suggestions for eating fruit and still being a fat burning beast!

The skinny on Carbohydrate part 2: fructose

Hold your breath.  High Fructose corn syrup (HFCS) will not immediately kill you and it is not the direct cause of obesity in America.  If you read my first post the skinny on Carbohydrate Part 1 you will have learned that Carbohydrate comes in many forms.  In my initial post I covered Glucose.  This post will cover Fructose.   Glucose and fructose are very similar on the molecular level, but they are metabolized in very different ways in the body.  In this post I will describe how fructose is a uniquely metabolized and why it is very important to understand.  For those of you familiar with Fructose metabolism, you may have some surprises in store for you.   Continue reading “5 suggestions for eating fruit and still being a fat burning beast!”

You can't please all the people all the time

During my lifetime I have spent countless hours in what I affectionately like to call the nutrition vortex.  I have jumped from blog to blog, podcast to podcast, author to author and from one research paper to the next.   I even earned a degree in Exercise Physiology.  I have consumed a ton of information and actually completely transformed my body and mind as a result several times.  The one major take away so far is that no one person or resource has it all figured out, while many claim to have.  The reason for this is that the answer to the question, “What is the right diet for people to eat?” can’t be answered. Continue reading “You can't please all the people all the time”

Ketosis 2.0 day 3

Burning Fat and feeling Great!

Today is the third day of my Ketosis reset.  It is going incredibly well and I could not be happier.   If you have not read ketosis 2.0 please do.  In the last 3 days, I have experienced virtually no hunger.   I think I may have put a few pieces together that has made this process a lot easier for me.   In the last 6 weeks or so I have been having a hard time determining my protein intake timing.  Through my research I have found many conflicting views of the impact of protein on insulin response.  While certain proteins illicit an insulin response, it is hard to say how that compares to sugar and if it is worth the intake considering the response.   What I mean by this is if my goal is to be a fat burning machine, then does the benefit of eating protein out weigh the cost of consuming it.  I obviously need protein, but perhaps I could time it better to optimize my fat burning state. Continue reading “Ketosis 2.0 day 3”

Wake up!

It’s time to wake up.  I am very happy to be part of a revolution.  It is time to take your health into your own hands!  This is a call to action to question everything you have ever been told about everything.  It’s time to turn off the TV, get off the couch and open our eyes!  There has never been a point in history when we had more information at our finger tips.  The question is, what do we do with all of it?  Who do we trust? Who is right? Who has the answers?  Well finally there is a simple answer… Continue reading “Wake up!”