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Ask The Nutrition Nerd: Should I eat before bed?

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | January 7, 2014
Filed Under: Ask The Nutrition Nerd

Nerd Herder and fellow cyclist Marc posted a fantabulous question on the Nutrition Nerd Facebook page last week: Is it advantageous to go to sleep slightly hungry and avoid excess calories or is a late night snack a good thing? Th

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The Relaxifier: A 3-Day Stress Detox

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | May 24, 2013
Filed Under: A Little Advice...

Stress much? Well, knock it off! All that hand wringing and gnashing of teeth is doing you nothing but bad. Here’s a short list: ┬áit causes hormone imbalances, messes with your sleep, causes you to age prematurely, blocks y

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Blasting the "no carbs after 6pm myth" myth

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | June 20, 2011
Filed Under: Uncategorized

A dude over at the Team Beachbody message boards (part of my day job) pointed out a study today indicating that loading carbs in the evening can actually induce weight loss. A host of bloggers have picked up on said study and are

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Stop reading this and go to bed!

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | June 13, 2011
Filed Under: Uncategorized

Because only smart, well-informed people read the Real Fitness Nerd, you already know that late bedtimes can cause diet problems, given a lack of sleep stimulates production of the hormone ghrelin, which tells you to eat, while de

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Power nappers, unite!

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | February 23, 2010
Filed Under: Uncategorized

Let’s talk about the third pillar of fitness today. Recovery or, specifically, sleep. Here’s a good bit from CBS about the benefits of the cat nap. A small study of 39 people found that a midday nap helped them in memo

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Eating late isn’t great for your weight.

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | September 8, 2009
Filed Under: Uncategorized

I’ve long thought night eating to be a bad idea. Not only does it interrupt sleep cycles, but as both Fred Flintstone and Gilligan can attest, it gives you weird dreams. Now there’s another reason to avoid that midnigh

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What? A new sleep study? Oh, sorry. I dozed off.

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | June 8, 2009
Filed Under: Uncategorized

Often times, even the healthiest of people put huge amounts of energy into making sure they exercise and eat right, yet they completely forsake a good night’s sleep. Well, oops! Looks like you need to get your priorities str

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