Weight gain is extremely common in women at midlife, with a tendency to accumulate excessive kilos around the stomach (hello, tummy rolls and muffin tops). These changes – albeit highly unwelcome – stem from a myriad of well-researched metabolic factors, from aging to decreasing estrogen levels leading up to menopause.
Ectomorph, endomorph or mesomorph? Doesn’t matter if you know how to train for your body type, outsmarting the genetics!
Each body is unique, but there are somebody composition trends that allow scientists to introduce the body type classification. The general idea is far from new: Plato mentions it in The Republic, which was written around 380 BC, and Friedrich Nietzsche referred to the idea in the 19th century in some of his most famous works. However, it all really kicked off in the 1940’s, when William H. Sheldon, PhD, MD, developed the concept of somatotypes, which is still used by nutritionists, exercise physiologists and doctors alike.
Why You Should Think Twice About Going Gluten Free For Weight LossSeptember 11, 2017 in Nutrition
Considering going gluten free? Unless there is a good medically confirmed reason behind this decision, you may want to think twice.
The gluten free diet may have been around for a long while, or at least enough to make it look less like a fad and more like a real deal – however, under the celebrity-endorsed façade lies the truth, which is much more complicated than “gluten is evil and must be eradicated”. In fact, one study from Harvard demonstrated that in otherwise healthy people, eliminating gluten-containing foods such as wholegrain cereals is linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease!