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If you’ve ever read a fitness blog, forum, or even Instagram, you’ve probably heard the term macros thrown around. Short for “macronutrients”, it refers to carbs, fats and proteins — the three basic components of every diet. If you get their proportions right, it makes dieting a lot more effective when simple calorie restriction fails.
There’s not much agreement about nutrition. On many topics — fat, salt and carbs, to name a few — government guidelines will say one thing, but fans of paleo or vegan or fad diets will insist that the opposite is true. Pretty soon, you just don’t know what to think about eggs, white bread or low-fat salad dressing.
Dietary fat doesn’t make you fat — we’ve established this before. There are good fats and bad fats, despite what product labels and low-fat marketing would have you believe. If you’re still confused, this video helps explain the differences and how dietary advice on fat went wrong.
Carb-heavy meals are notorious for making you hungry and cranky later in the day, not to mention gaining weight. But if you really want to eat your pasta and potatoes, you can make the meal easier for your body to deal with by adding other food to it. Pancakes and bacon are a better bet than pancakes alone.
Hey Lifehacker, I am a 6’2″ 20 year old male university student and it is fair to say that my diet is appalling. It basically consists of frozen food (chips, pies, sausage rolls), pasta, bread, two-minute noodles, chocolate and fast food. As a result I have developed somewhat of a gut and man boobs.
It was what will be forever known as the month of bliss.
After four weeks on the super restrictive Okinawa Diet, the next on my list of centenarian tried-and-tested eating plans was that of the Seventh Day Adventist poster girl Marge Jetton, who lived to 106 on a wholefood vegetarian diet. The rules to follow were (kind of) simple: don’t eat things that are bad for you, and don’t eat animals.
The so-called palaeodiet, and now even the palaeo-epigenetic diet, has come under a lot of scrutiny of late for making wild and unsubstantiated claims and for being downright dangerous to our health. I think it’s fair to ask if we’re serious about the palaeolifestyle, then just how far are we prepared to take this obsession with our Stone Age heritage and its claimed benefits?