Posts tagged "fat"
The Role of Nutrients in Sports: Energy Providers & Transporters

The Role of Nutrients in Sports: Energy Providers & Transporters

The body uses nutrients to grow, restore body tissue, and provide energy to perform work.  The body requires some nutrients in large quantities, called macronutrients, and other nutrients in smaller quantities, called micronutrients. Macronutrients provide energy, whereas micronutrients do not yield any energy directly but they assist in the transfer of energy (e.g. B-vitamins). Micro...
How to Lose Weight Effectively

How to Lose Weight Effectively

Losing body weight and staying in good shape is challenging; it requires a plan and determination. The prerequisite for a successful weight loss strategy is that you are willing to change the way you live your life with respect to nutrition and regular activity. Learn how to calculate your daily caloric needs to lose weight, download...
How Sugar Increases Fat Storage

How Sugar Increases Fat Storage

Don’t you wonder why you store fat even though you consume foods that are fat free (e.g. jelly beans)? So how can jelly beans, for instance, increase fat storage? The answer is simple: Excess carbohydrates provided by your diet are stored as fat. Excess carbohydrates (glucose) that couldn’t be stored in the form of glycogen...
How to Gain Muscle Mass

How to Gain Muscle Mass

In general, athletes need to eat foods that supply them with enough energy and nutrients so that they have the capacity to perform effectively. Gaining 1 lb/week of muscle mass is reasonable but requires an efficient hypertrophy workout program in conjunction with a well-balanced diet that supplies a caloric surplus. In other words, proper nutrition...