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Posts Tagged ‘diet’

The Biosphere 2 “starvation diet”

The Biosphere 2 “starvation diet”

In 1992, eight individuals entered the "Biosphere 2" in the Arizona desert where they lived for two years. The point was to study interactions inside a closed ecological system. The success of the "planet in a bottle" experiment was, er, debatable. But there are a slew of fascinating stories of what happened inside. Christopher Turner, author of [...]

Train Like an Athlete: What to Eat Before, During, and After Exercise

Train Like an Athlete: What to Eat Before, During, and After Exercise

What you eat before and after you exercise makes a big difference in your performance and recovery, especially if you're an athlete. This training diet from the Iowa State University suggests carb-rich meals before, light snacks during, and fluid replacement after exercising. The sports nutrition article states that it's not just the [...]

Twinkie diet helps nutrition professor lose 27 pounds

Twinkie diet helps nutrition professor lose 27 pounds

For 10 weeks, a Kansas State University human nutrition professor ate nothing but sugary snack cakes, candy bars, cookies, sweetened breakfast cereal, and chips. He lost 27 pounds. (He also "took a multivitamin pill and drank a protein shake daily. And he ate vegetables, typically a can of green beans or three to four celery stalks.") For a [...]