Entries by Austin Winegar

Fuel Your Fitness with the Best Pre-Workout Foods

You change into your workout clothes, get your equipment ready, and start your workout. And within a few minutes you’re already feeling tired, worn out, and not ready for what you have planned. It feels like you’re wasting your time. You want to do better, but today you just don’t have the motivation—and fuel—to push […]

Slower Eating Reduces Food Intake

Dieters use hundred of different methods to try and reduce food intake. Eating slower is one of the methods that people use. Some research has shown eating slower can help reduce food intake. But these results have not always been conclusive. A meta-analysis (a study of studies) published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition analyzed differences […]

8 Questions to Help You Pick the Best Beverage

When you’re thirsty, it’s hard to think about anything but an ice-cold drink. But that tempting soda or lemonade might not be the best choice. Added sugar and empty calories lurk in sweetened drinks. You need a beverage that’s refreshing and good for your body. Staying hydrated is key to a healthy lifestyle. That’s why […]

The Skinny on Diets for Weight Loss

Dieting to lose weight has become a regular pastime for many adults. But, how is that working out? Not great. Studies show that within five years, 60 percent of dieters regain more weight than they lost on their diets. If no diet seems to work well over time—according to the research—why are there so many? […]

Food Addiction: How Do You Combat Those Cravings?

A whiff of something enticing hits you and you immediately wonder what it is. You have to identify the smell. Before you know it, the scent has started a tango between your brain and your stomach. When you finally walk by a burger joint, pastry shop, or a place serving one of your favorites, it’s hard […]

The Gut-Brain Axis: Connecting Your Brain and Microbiome

The brain is often talked about as the master of the body. It sends messages along the information superhighway of the central nervous system. This turns electric impulses and thoughts into action and behavior. The brain is like the Wizard of Oz: it’s the ring leader behind the curtain, directing the cognitive processes and movements […]