Tag: Calories

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Episode 100 of the Guru Performance ‘We Do Science’ podcast! In this episode I (Laurent Bannock) discuss ‘Diets and Body Composition’ with Alan Aragon MS and Brad Schoenfeld PhD. In this session we get into:

  • Defining ‘Diet’
  • Body Composition and Assessment Methods
  • Diet Archetypes
  • Nutrition v Exercise
  • Mechanisms Governing Body Composition Changes
  • Metabolic Adaptations to Over and Under Feeding
  • Reflections and Future Directions

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Download the Full PDF article >> Guru Performance Position Stand on Effective Weight Management

OVERVIEW

  1. Introduction
  2. Understanding energy balance
  3. Interactions between the components of energy balance
  4. Getting it right: total, type and timing
  5. Dissecting fad diets
  6. Psychological aspects of weight management
  7. Genetics and weight management
  8. Practical application
  9. Context statement
  10. References
  11. Authors

 

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(1) INTRODUCTION

Following the Christmas period, it is likely that many people will look for ways to ‘get in shape’; most probably because of the inevitable onslaught of calories that are an inherent part of the festive season. Whilst there are many outlets of information proposing ‘the most effective diets and strategies for weight management’, it is apparent that these discussions found on social media, blogs and even in the scientific literature on the very topic have become somewhat chaotic due to the misuse of terms used to describe aspects of weight management and energy balance. The main objective of this position stand is to put the evidence that best characterizes weight management strategies into perspective, and believe it or not it’s simpler than you might imagine. We will discuss the underlying principles of weight control: what we know, what we still don’t know, and how this information can be put to use in a practical sense.

 

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Episode 41 of the Guru Performance ‘We Do Science’ podcast! In this episode I (Laurent Bannock) discuss ‘Calorie Focussed Thinking’ with Sean Lucan MD MPS MS, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA. In this session we get into:

  • The problem with the idea of calorie equivalency
  • A ‘calorie is a calorie’, or is it?
  • Eat less, move more?
  • Trying to intervene on calories is inplausable and inconvenient
  • A more nuanced-thinking approach to obesity & related diseases

Referenced paper: ‘How calorie-focused thinking about obesity and related disease may mislead and harm public health. An alternative’ – Sean C Lucan1, and James J DiNicolantonio

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