General News

February 20th, 2017

Off & On Dieting Might Add Pounds

Animal researchers from the universities of Exeter and Bristol observed the habits of birds to suggest that yo-yo dieting in humans might not yield the best results. Their findings are published in the journal Evolution, Medicine and Public Health.
 
Animals gain weight when there’s a risk of food shortage. That’s why birds look fatter in winter when seeds and bugs aren’t readily available. Scientists made a mathematical model for an animal that knows when food might be limited, but doesn’t know when it will be available again. The pattern is similar to someone who diets over and over again.
 
They found the average weight gain for dieters was greater than the weight gained by people who never diet. The model predicts that the urge to eat will increase the longer someone stays on a diet and does not diminish as weight is re-gained. One reason is that your brain is convinced another period of food restriction is imminent.
 
Events

February 17th, 2017

Where To Sample On 2/18 To 2/21

On Saturday, Siliana Chanel will be sampling ON’s uncompromising quality at Vitamin Shoppe, 13376 W. Washington Blvd. in Los Angeles, CA starting at 11 AM, and Jen Turnbull will be at the Grand Opening of Transform CrossFit, 1290 NW Mall St. in Issaquah, WA. Also on Saturday, Jessica Vasquez will be sampling at Nutrition Depot, 2233 Northpark Dr. in Kingwood, TX from 9 AM to 3 PM, and Michael Del Zoppo will be at Shannon Connors Fitness, 5801 Transit Rd. in Depew, NY from 9 AM until 11 PM. Then on Tuesday, Michael Rigoni will be sampling at Forge Fitness, 141 N. Main St. in Crystal Lake, IL from 5 PM to 9PM. See you out there!
 
Nutrition

Bodybuilders and other athletes engaged in regular strength training often kick-start post-workout recovery with a whey protein shake. Protein can help all types of athletes make the most of muscle recovery, and a paper published in the Journal of Applied Physiology offers endurance athletes suggestions for intra- and post-workout carbohydrates.
 
If you exercise for 90 minutes or longer, researchers suggest 30 to 60 grams of carbohydrates every hour while training. They theorize that since exercise is a form of stress, maintaining stable blood sugar levels might reduce the body’s stress response. Consuming carbs after intense or prolonged exercise might also help support immune function.