Monday, January 27, 2020

Which Eating Pattern Should You Adopt? Hint: Not Low-Carb

It’s the start of the year, and many people are on diets in the hope that they can lose weight and
transform their bodies. Furthermore, there’s no shortage of “diet gurus” out there promising the world
and telling people they can lose weight without counting calories, tracking food consumption, or even

While most people know that many of these diets are gimmicks, they can still fall foul of them anyway,
if they believe that there’s a good reason behind them. Take low carb diets, for instance, such as keto
or “paleo.” The general idea here is that carbohydrates disrupt our metabolism, making it much more
likely that we will develop diabetes and obesity. 

The problem with this thesis is that it just isn’t true. It is not carbs in general that the problem, but the
fact that most people eat them in the refined form alongside a diet chock full of meat and fat. It’s this
deadly combination that creates the problem - not brown rice or whole rolled oats.

If you’re not sure what to eat, make sure you check out the following infographic. It defines what a fad
diet is, how it is dangerous, and what you should eat instead. In general, it’s a good idea to stick to
tried-and-tested eating patterns that have served people well over the generations. The traditional
Meditteranean diet, for instance, is widely considered one of the best in the world, given the health
and longevity of people living on various Meditteranean islands in the past. Read on to find out more. 

Infographic by USC

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Is Running Part Of Your New Year's Resolutions? The Tips To Make It Happen

Running can be quite liberating and a lot of fun. Sure it’s exercise and a cardio workout. But there is a real sense of freedom when going out for a run. Many people would say that they find running clears their mind. Allows them to unwind even from the day ahead. Perhaps set them up for the day if running in the morning. There is no denying that when you start anything it’s difficult to keep the momentum going. Especially when it comes to exercise. This is the time of year that many take on new challenges like running, especially when you start to think about lifestyle changes. So if running is something you would like to start and want to stick with then these tips should help you out.