Posted in April 2013

What’s the deal with supplements?

What’s the deal with supplements?

Do I need them?  Which ones?  Will they help be stronger, faster, smarter, more energized?  Aren’t they a good insurance against disease and fatigue? More often than not, the best source of the nutrients you need to be stronger, faster, smarter,and more energized is food.  Plus, it tastes great! If your diet is deficient in … Continue reading

Chocolatopia

Chocolatopia

When I was in graduate school, the most interesting elective course  I took was entitled Biochemistry of Carbohydrate, where the most applicable and useful tidbit I recall was why lettuce turns brown when you slice it with a knife. So I yearned then (and still do) to learn in-depth about more relevant (and interesting) foods, … Continue reading

Building muscle with….carbohydrates?

Building muscle with….carbohydrates?

You work out almost every day, you devote serious time to weight training, you also add some aerobics (running, swimming, rowing)….so make sure you feed your muscles well. How?  You need adequate calories, mostly carbohydrates, with appropriate but NOT EXCESS protein and moderate amounts of healthy fats. What??  Is that a typographical error?  “Didn’t you … Continue reading

Are you dreaming of Sixes?

Are you dreaming of Sixes?

How much sleep should I get?  Should I include caffeine in my day to help me stay awake?  How about energy drinks?  And what’s the big deal about sleep — I can get by with just a few hours, then rush off to class.  Why is breakfast worth the trouble?