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This is the last articles for May, with the first June articles to come next weekend. In this issue:
- Sucralose…An Undeserved Bad Reputation, Part 3. A recent study is being thrown around supposedly showing sucralose to have undesired effects on insulin and glucose. Should this be of concern? Click here to find out.
- Periodic Strength Training Breaks. How do periodic, scheduled breaks from your training program affect your gains in strength and size? Click here to find out.
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- Why It’s So Easy To Regain Weight, Part 6. New research confirms one of the reasons why it’s so hard to keep weight off over the long term. Click here to learn about it.
- Diet and Sleep Quality. One Weightology Weekly reader was curious about how diet can affect sleep quality. Click here to learn what the research has to say.
Many of you already know that I have been highly critical in the past of Gary Taubes and his “alternative hypothesis” of obesity. In fact, back in 2010 I had begun a chapter by chapter review of his Good Calories, Bad Calories book. After reviewing only one chapter it was already very clear that Taubes was guilty of the many things he accused other obesity researchers of, namely leaving out data that did not conform to his beliefs and “cherry-picking.” On top of that, Taubes would selectively quote out-dated scientific data while ignoring more present, more reliable data that conflicted with his beliefs. In fact, even some of Taubes’s own references did not support the claims that he was making, … Read More
This is the first 2 articles for May. In this issue:
- Pre/Post-Workout Shotgun Supps. Many people like to take “shotgun” supplements before and after training that usually contain a wide variety of ingredients from protein to creatine to caffeine to amino acids. Do these supplements help with performance and building muscle? Click here to find out.
- Does “Starvation Mode” Exist? Part 4. A recent debate that I saw between Dr. Layne Norton and Lyle McDonald brought up the idea of “starvation mode” again. In this case, it’s in the context of people who report to be consuming very little calories while engaging in very high volumes of exercise, and also report not losing weight. I’ve often heard such anecdotes myself.
This issue represents articles #4 and 5 for April, with article #6 to come soon. In this issue:
- The Afterburn, Part 6. In past issues of Weightology Weekly, you have learned about the impact of weight training on the post-exercise elevation in energy expenditure (AKA the “afterburn”). How does load volume impact this? Click here to find out.
- Do You Need Isolation Movements? Many people do isolation exercises, such as bicep curls or tricep pressdowns, in addition to compound movements to help further target specific muscle groups. But will this enhance strength and hypertrophy? Click here to learn about some recent research in this area.
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- Limiting Sugary Drink Sizes. New York City recently passed a law restricting the sale of sugary drinks to no larger than 16 ounces. Will this help reduce sugary drink consumption? Click here to find out.
- Fetal Programming, Part 3. In a past issue of Weightology Weekly, you learned about the concept of fetal programming and how a mother’s eating and supplementation behavior during the pregnancy could influence the risk of obesity in her offspring. More data has come out on this concept, dealing specifically with the movement of infants from breast milk/formula to soft solids. Is there a potential obesity risk in this transition? Click here to find out.