Alternate day fasting (ADF) usually involves a reduced calorie intake for 2 days of the week. Researchers have found [...]
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According to new research from Norway, excessive consumption of the essential fatty acid omega 6 may lead to issues with appetite control mechanisms in the brain, increasing the likelihood of weight gain.
This study showed that feeding mice high levels of omega 6 resulted in increased levels of appetite enhancing chemicals, and a subsequent increase in food intake. Omega 6 converts to arachidonic acid, which is a key component of the appetite enhancing chemicals 2-AG and AEA.
Protein intake keeps on asserting itself as being of key importance to an effective weight loss protocol. This is supported by the results of a study by Te Morenga et al (2011) published April 28th: After an 8 week period women placed on a lower calorie diet that was made up of 30% protein & [...]
Low carbohydrate diets are more effective than low fat diets at increasing levels of adiponectin (Summer et al 2011), a hormone that is positively associated with lower body fat. Adiponectin helps to maintain healthy glucose and fat metabolism, plus it is believed to play a role in helping appetite control. Exercise helps improve adiponectin levels, [...]