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The Nerd Blog

The benefits of going on the juice

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | July 30, 2015

Astute Nerd Herders may notice that I’m having a major romance with the new Beachbody Performance (BBP) line of supplements, mostly because the nutty professor lookalikes Beachbody’s R&D team allowed me to play lab rat

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Ignore the bacteria behind the curtain!

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | July 15, 2015

If I told you that your mind is controlled by bacteria in your gut, you’d probably wonder if I also believe Elvis is still alive and that your FitBit contains government microchips tracking your every move. Well, hold on t

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Junk food shaming not as effective as hoped. Nutrition Nerd needs new shtick.

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | June 18, 2015

I admit it. I’m a junk food shamer. While I’d never trash a person for what they look like, I’m the first to let loose a pithy comment about what they put in their mouth. If you’ve asked me for help with

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Science shows extract makes you lose weight, but not really

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | June 11, 2015

The latest chapter in humankind’s never-ending Quest to Lose Weight Without Trying Too Hard showed up on the pages of the journal Cell last month. Harvard researchers used an extract Celastrol from a Chinese plant called Tri

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Recipe Monday: Trout in a Jar

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | May 18, 2015

No, that’s not a typo. The insufferable hipsters cutting-edge editorial staff over at the Beachbody Blog are getting all artisanal this week with a series of Mason jar recipes. Not to be outdone, I’ve assigned my vas

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No, Fast Food is not as Effective as Supplements for Recovery. Duh.

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | April 7, 2015

A couple Nerd Herders (high-fives to Ben and Kevin) directed me to a bit o’ click bait floating around the interwebs lately claiming to bitch slap the “true behemoth” supplement industry via a study showing &

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450 Miles in 45 Hours: My Birthday Challenge to Beat Cancer

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | March 26, 2015

A couple years ago, Steve Edwards gave me a bike. I don’t mean a beat up, rusty ol’ beach cruiser, but rather a high performance, decked-out Cannondale road bike. At the time, I had little more than a passing curiousity in cyc

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Bacon. (That’s all I need in this headline to make you read this.)

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | March 17, 2015

Few foods are as divisive as cured and processed meats. Although both were created for less-than-culinary reasons (the former to preserve meat, the latter to trick consumers into eat lips and assholes), the human race has develope

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Red wine for weight loss? You talkin’ to me?

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | February 10, 2015

There’s nothing more chilling than watching a bunch of public relations pimps go all Harvey Keitel on a sweet, innocent Jodie Foster of a scientific study. It seriously makes me want to shave myself a mohawk, pack some hea

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Protein strategies to build better muscles

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | December 23, 2014

“Skeletal muscle protein turns over at a rate of about 1-2% per day. The latter implies that skeletal muscle tissues is broken down and rebuilt approximately every 3 months.”  – Prof. Luc van Loon, “Dietar

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