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Fasting, the fat burning saga

Fasting, the fat burning saga

Part one: Ketosis As we have seen in previous articles, fasting long enough gives us the chance to switch from using glucose and glycogen as main source of energy to using fats as the main source of energy. But what does it really mean to burn fats? Fats What are they? To start we have to understand what fats are made of (this explanation will go a little bit into detail but bear with me for a little) . The…

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Modern day epidemics(II) Obesity

Modern day epidemics(II) Obesity

Obesity Photo by Luke Stackpoole on Unsplash The importance of obesity nowadays Obesity is considered by many as one of the 21st century’s epidemics and is characterized by an excessive accumulation of body fat relative to the height of the person. This condition in also causes many kinds of physical problems such as bodily pain, lack of vitality and it has been linked in many cases to a reduction in the quality of life and is usually accompanied by different…

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Fasting vs low-carb diets

Fasting vs low-carb diets

Understanding the difference Fasting can be understood as the voluntary stop of any kind of food consumption for a certain period of time. Low carb diets can be understood as the consumption mostly of foods that contain low percentage of carbohydrates and that present mostly fats and/or proteins. Both approaches have been getting attention in the last decades as ways of counteracting the growing obesity and diabetes problems. The reason for this being that both approaches reduce partially (in the…

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Modern epidemics (I) : Diabetes

Modern epidemics (I) : Diabetes

Nowadays diabetes is one of the epidemics with most affected people, with around 346 million people affected (data from 2012)1 around the world  and it is though that the high quantity of foods that present added sugars is one of the principal reasons for the spread of this disease. To understand how this fact promotes the spread of diabetes we have to start by understanding what is diabetes. What is diabetes? Diabetes is defined as a ”metabolic disease characterized by…

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Fasting misconceptions I

Fasting misconceptions I

I)Fasting makes you feel sluggish One of the most common misconceptions we can find about fasting is that fasting makes you feel less energetic and active, and that as such it would be a bad idea if you want to do any kind of productive work. Let’s explain how your body actually works when you start fasting. To start we will address the assumption that fasting makes you feel groggy, this notion could come from the fact when you start…

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The calorie in calorie out fallacy (II)

The calorie in calorie out fallacy (II)

On the first article about this topic we saw how the traditional take into the calorie problem was wrong. Now let’s see why that is the case. Explaining the why behind the myth We already spoke about how the idea of calorie in calorie out is flawed, and now that we know that we will present you with another model that explains reality in a better way. Why calorie in calorie out doesn’t work The model is based on the…

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The calorie in calorie out fallacy

The calorie in calorie out fallacy

Since young we have been taught that in order to lose weight the only way is to cut the calories we eat. But what if that wasn’t enough? Learn more about how this traditional notion is wrong The calorie in calorie out fallacy: Obesity in numbers: Obesity is one of the biggest issues we are facing, and it is only increasing with numbers above 650 million obese adults(data by the World Health Organization)1. The biggest problem is that obessity never…

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