Could a Protein Shake at Breakfast Help You Sleep Better While Losing Weight?

Restless nights can be quite normal when you’re trying to lose a few pounds. It’s not just those nightly cravings for carbs from the fridge that can get to you. Some scientific studies suggest that the calorie deficit could also disrupt normal sleep patterns likely because of its effects on the balance of neurotransmitters in your brain. Continue reading →

How Much Protein Can Your Body Use?

If you’re an athlete, or someone who lifts weights, the amount of protein your body can use may be much more than the average daily requirements, a recent study reports (1). Published in the Journal of Nutrition, Canadian researchers found the average requirement of protein in resistance-trained male subjects to be 2.6 times greater than the current recommendations from the Institute of Medicine. Continue reading →