Category - Diet & Nutrition
I’m pretty consistent when it comes to my general calorie intake, and after the last couple of years I’ve become accustomed to the amount of calories in most of the food that I eat and as such don’t always monitor or track it with my nutrition apps. However, in the last 2 years, since my initial weight loss, I’ve settled around the 172lb mark and haven’t really gone any higher than 175lb or lower than 168lb. At either of those extremes, I’ve still pretty quickly returned to my mid-point without any real effort. So this has led me to do a little research on the topic and have found a few articles that point at various medical tests & theories that suggest that we all have a ‘normal‘ weight that our bodies seem to gravitate towards providing we lead a normal lifestyle – Eating silly amounts of calories and/or sitting on your ass all day long!
Dried fruits can make a convenient snack or a quick way to add sweetness to a salad. But if you’ve ever wondered if dried fruits have the same nutritional benefits as fresh, the truth is: not quite.
Studies suggest dried fruits may be a good source of important nutrients, such as fiber, vitamins A, C, and K, magnesium, potassium, and calcium, and they may improve diet quality. But before you fill your grocery cart with dehydrated dates, here are some things to keep in mind:
Read the full article here – The Truth About Dried Fruit (My Fitness Pal)
For a long time, I’ve used protein shakes after (and sometimes before) a ride on the bike. After doing some online research into the effects of protein on muscle regeneration I felt it was worth trying to see if it did in fact aid in reducing post training muscle fatigue and decreased recovery times.
Actually it was, and what a lovely sight it was to behold. Taking the opportunity by the short and curlies, it was out on the bike after work for a bit of a blast. Time to get rid of the cobwebs and even get the shorts on…. really! I’ve missed the feeling of looking forward to getting home from work and getting out for a good ride on the old Cube Analogue Disc 2012 to experience some fresh air and wind in the face…