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Keto Diet and Sports Performance

Will You Get Faster on a Keto Diet?

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD | January 28, 2020 |

Many proponents of the ketogenic diet claim that it not only helps with weight loss but also increases exercise endurance by making the body more efficient at burning fat and ketones for energy. However, an investigation by New Zealand researchers, published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, hints at a different outcome.

Hunger and choices research

Hunger on the Mind

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD | January 28, 2020 |

British researchers found that hunger can significantly influence the choices we make. For the study, reported in Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, a group of 50 participants answered questions at two separate times, once 2 hours after eating and once after fasting for 10 hours. Participants had the option of immediately receiving a reward (including money) or waiting for a more substantial reward later on.

Snack tax

Attack on Snacks

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD | January 28, 2020 |

Perhaps a snack tax would be more effective than a tax on sugary drinks for reshaping the way we eat. Based on economic modeling, British researchers are suggesting that a 20% price increase on highly processed snack foods like candies and chocolates would reduce calorie intake in the U.K.’s population enough to bring about an average weight loss of 2.9 pounds over a 1-year period.

Gluten-free diet research

Another Win for Gluten

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD | January 28, 2020 |

People without a gluten-related disorder (for instance, celiac disease or nonceliac gluten sensitivity) did not experience gastrointestinal symptoms like bloating after consuming gluten flour twice daily for 2 weeks, according to a double-blind, randomized controlled study in the journal Gastroenterology. This is more evidence to counteract the belief that eating gluten-free as a lifestyle choice is the healthier way to go.

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IDEA Fitness Journal

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December 2019

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