You can’t just snap your fingers and turn your food into energy. The production of cellular energy from your food is so efficient and effective, though, it might seem that easy. But one of the most significant molecules in your body is actually working hard at producing cellular energy. And you may never have heard […]
About Austin Winegar
Since joining USANA in 2011, Austin has played an integral role in organizing third-party published research, ensuring the safety and efficacy of USANA's products, and reviewing all U.S. marketing materials for scientific accuracy.
His current responsibilities include writing Ask the Scientist articles, and managing the design and user experience of Ask the Scientists.
Austin graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in biology. In the field of science, his areas of interest focus on sports nutrition, weight loss/maintenance, anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry.
When he’s not in the lab, Austin enjoys mountain biking, skiing, hiking, and pretty much anything that gets him into the mountains.
Entries by Austin Winegar
It could be a yawn or an eyelid droop. But it might as well be an alarm blaring the message “Help! Send energy! SOS!” It’s a sure sign a jolt of something stimulating is needed to keep your energy level high enough to take on your task list. You can try to push through the […]
It’s the tagline of everybody’s 3:00-in-the-afternoon slump. It’s that three-word utterance you’re so familiar with you probably don’t realize how often you say it: “I’m so tired.” But why? What brings you to this point of heavy-lidded fatigue and exhaustion? Besides the obvious, easy answer—lack of sleep. But that answer’s simplicity is deceptive and implies […]
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 […]
You’re so unique that it was a one in 400 trillion chance that you turned out the way you did. So, to say the odds that any two people are identical is astronomical. What are the chances, then, that you would need the exact same nutritional recommendations? Not good, which explains why the one-size-fits-all days […]
Take a deep breath and get ready to turn the page. It doesn’t matter whether it’s the start of a new year or just time for a change. Whatever the last period of your life represented, now is the time to plan ahead and shift your energy in a new, better direction. Forget what’s bogging […]
Everything is fast. Now life needs to be 5G, supercharged, and express. But your meals shouldn’t be a sprint. In fact, slower eating might actually crank up your weight-management efforts. Try to think about the last time it took you 20 minutes or more to eat a meal. If it wasn’t recently, you may be […]
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 […]
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? […]