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Getting enough fiber will allegedly reduce your risk of certain cancers, lower your soaring blood sugar levels, and help with weight loss as it supposedly makes you feel full longer. In other words, fiber is magic and should be given the same amount of adoration that we shower antioxidants and the rest of the nutritional superstars with.
Yet when was the last time you fact-checked fiber’s claims to fame? What if we dig deeper into recent scientific literature to learn more about fiber?
In this article, we’ll put fiber in the limelight and sort myths from facts. While mainstream beliefs will tell you that adding lots of fiber to your daily diet is key to good health, let’s figure out if fiber is truly worth the hype, especially when it comes to sustainable weight loss and improving your body composition.
For body composition devices using Direct Segmental Multifrequency-BIA technology (DSM-BIA), you can also track other valuable outputs like your skeletal muscle mass, body water distribution, segmental readings, and phase angle values.
Although your body fat percentage can be a strong indicator of your overall health and current state of your body composition, the aforementioned outputs are equally useful metrics that can help predict or detect health issues.
In this article, let’s go beyond the usual discussions on body fat and muscle mass when it comes to body composition. Embrace your inner Sherlock and read on to uncover one of the most valuable outputs provided by a huge chunk of today’s BIA devices — your Phase Angle (PhA).
There’s too much information out there on HIIT and you’re short on time to sort through a slew of fitness articles and research papers. You’re too busy to work out in the first place. Why make yourself feel more frazzled by spending hours researching on HIIT?
We totally get you!
Read on below for a closer look of this popular workout style and how you can use it to effectively attain your desired body composition outcomes.
Whether you’re a professional athlete training for next season or a self-proclaimed newbie who simply wants to get fit and healthy, an in-depth understanding of your body composition is crucial in helping you track real progress of your lifestyle changes.
In this article, we’ll take a closer look at one of most valuable outputs in the InBody result sheet — Segmental Analysis.
To accomplish long-term success in improving body composition, it makes sense to take steps that are specific and actionable. If you want to eat less and change the way you eat, meal planning is a healthy habit that plays an important role in helping you achieve sustainable outcomes in your weight loss or body recomposition efforts.
In this article, we’ll take a look at how meal planning can play a crucial role in achieving your body composition goals. Plus, you’ll learn how to stick to a meal plan for the long haul. After all, it all boils down to consistency.
Like everything else in nutrition and fitness, there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach in improving body composition. You have to try out one possible fix after the other and make adjustments.
In this article, you’ll learn why you’re not seeing the results you want and be able to identify the adjustments that you can make to address these issues.
Before you revel in the aha! moments below, keep in mind that improving body composition is not mainly about getting from Point A to Point B as drastically as you can, but rather making slow yet substantial changes in between Points A and B.
Of course, you want to be healthy and fit too, but there’s too much that’s going on in your life right now (e.g., a growing pile of schoolwork, more responsibilities at the office, a new baby, a bad breakup) that you can’t really be bothered to learn more about body composition analysis. Frankly, having a decent breakfast on most days is already a struggle.
Yet there’s so much you’re leaving on the table by ignoring what’s going on in your body.
To help you get started, read on to learn why taking your body composition seriously is definitely worth it.
Acclaimed nutritionist Marion Nestle admits that understanding calories can be complicated.
But this whole calorie confusion should not deter you from giving up or even hating on low-caloric diets. Nor it should stop you from learning what you can do to become a healthier, better version of yourself.
As always, there are two sides to a story. This article will look at both.
Whether it’s your first or fourth, there’s no denying that pregnancy can make an impact on your body. Even if you were in good shape before pregnancy, putting on additional weight and the appearance of a flabby stomach are almost always inevitable following childbirth.
Should this stop you from thinking about getting pregnant for the first time? Or planning for kid #3? For some, it does. Others don’t really mind. While there's no right or wrong answer, there is good news for those who do become pregnant — you can regain your body composition.
Let’s figure this out, shall we?
The mere mention of body fat conjures images of overweight, beer-bellied men or women with their jelly bellies and thunder thighs.
This is why you’ll find thousands of articles about losing body fat, or magazines loaded with front cover headlines that promise to get rid of x amount of body fat in x days.
But what if it’s not that simple? What if there’s more to body fat than just burning it?
Imagine eating thick slabs of bacon with a three-egg omelette (with yolks!) for breakfast almost every day while looking and feeling good at the same time.
But wait, aren’t bacon and egg yolks synonymous with every disease out there that’s associated with high cholesterol levels?
Well, it turns out that dietary fat is not what we thought it was supposed to be. Cardiologists are even starting to question the conventional wisdom of fat as the big bad wolf that’s out to get you by making you fat and wrecking your health.
In this blog post, we’ll take a look at keto — what happens to your body when you go on a high-fat diet, its benefits, and possible drawbacks.
You’ll also learn how eating more fat can potentially help you reach your body composition goals - rather than work against them - by helping you drop your body fat percentage, without losing Lean Body Mass.
While the ill effects of ignoring your glorious glutes, thighs, hamstrings, and calves may not be felt immediately, failing to keep them in shape will eventually catch up with you. It's a classic, use-it-or-lose-it scenario.
Read on to learn why ignoring your legs’ pleas (if only your legs could talk!) to keep them in shape is tantamount to eating Twinkies for breakfast.
Seriously, we’re not pulling your leg (swear, this is the only leg pun we have in this post).
Fall is already here and the holidays are just around the corner!
With an ever-growing list of things to wrap up as the year’s last quarter hurrah begins, it’s tempting to hold off on your body composition goals until the New Year.
But why wait for January when you can start making small changes towards a better body composition and reducing your body fat percentage - the real marker of positive change in your health and fitness?
Admit it, the thought of aging bothers you sometimes.
Got early signs of crow’s feet? Flabby upper arms? Suddenly out of breath when you’re forced to take the stairs?
You probably recognize these as the signs of “normal aging”, and perhaps you’re resigned to just accepting these as they come when you get older, since everyone else seems to.
But, while there may be limitations, it’s absolutely possible to maintain or slow down the decline of your physical health and function into your golden years. And it all comes down to improving your body composition.
You're skeptical about intermittent fasting (IF).
Why would it work if it’s the total opposite of what majority of us has known for a while now? We’re supposed to eat small, frequent meals throughout the day to keep our metabolism in a constant state of stoking the proverbial furnace, right?
In this blog post, we’ll get into the meat (and marrow if you want to dig deeper!) of established facts and newest findings on IF to help you decide.