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A Little Advice…

Can losing weight really break your metabolism?

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | May 23, 2016

By now, you probably know about the media’s gloomy take on a recent study in the journal Obesity regarding how participants of The Biggest Loser have broken metabolisms. If not, here’s the skinny, so to speak. The Biggest Lose

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Are you under-eating? Well, knock it off!

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | September 22, 2015

NPR ran a segment recently on how many young female athletes tend to undereat, which can result in female athlete triad syndrome: irregular menstruation, low energy, and weak bones.  The piece focuses on the bone thing, which i

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Calorie Calculators? Who needs ’em?

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | September 16, 2015

The other day, I ate dirt while getting fancy on the Honey Badger (translation: I crashed my mountain bike because I was riding like an idiot) and scraped up my knee pretty good. As expected, it bled actual blood instead of petr

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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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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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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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The Lowdown on Diet and Depression

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | September 17, 2014

Let’s face it. Depression can be a bummer. Sure, it can lead to great works of literature, art, or comedy, but I’d bet my hat that if Ernest Hemingway, Vincent van Gogh, or Robin Williams–who all took their own

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Everything you need to know about protein

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

Essential amino acids? High protein diets? BCAAs? What the frak? The simple truth is that the topic of protein is every bit as confusing as the Middle East Peace Process and DC Comics Multiverse continuity. But don’t worry,

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The BWR: Let’s hear it for exercise-induced nausea!

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | April 29, 2014

  If you’ve been a member of the Nerd Herd for a while, you know I’m a Steve Edwards Birthday Challenge devotee. Every year on my birthday, I do something hard and fun, just to make the most out of this bag oR

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Vitamin D: The Pain-in-the-Butt Micronutrient

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | April 16, 2014

Nutrients don’t get much more annoying than Vitamin D. For starters, we don’t get enough of it. According to some research, the deficiency rate has as much as tripled in recent years. And one particularly harrowing ar

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