Category: Nutrition

The Effects Of Consuming Too Much Refined Sugar

This week we are sharing a post by Knut Roberts, you can read a small snippet about him at the bottom of the blog.

There is a cornucopia of mouth-watering treats that tempt us daily and we find it hard to look the other way. We often try many different techniques to help us avoid these cravings but often to no avail. Team Shape believes it is important to understand why we crave and so we wrote a piece about the science behind cravings to help us turn our noses up at these sugary treats.

We all know that sugar is not overly healthy. But, are you aware of just how bad it is for your body? Continue Reading…

What Science Teaches Us About Food Cravings

Cravings (Hedonic hunger) are felt by everyone, in fact Mercia Levin Pelchat, of Monell Chemical Senses Center, found that almost 100% of young women and 70% of young men have had this feeling, this is cited in her article “food cravings in young and elderly adults” in the journal Appetite.

Some people are able to put these urges aside and continue with their clean eating regime. Others (Team Shape included) find these cravings almost impossible to fight. So we set out to find out more about why we have these cravings and what we can do to suppress this craving feeling. Continue Reading…

The Best Nutrition Tips For Weight Loss

Losing weight and most importantly maintaining it are highly dependent on your diet. Living in the gym will not shred those pounds if you keep having burgers and don’t control what you eat. However, the goal is not to go for a ‘lose 30 lbs in 2 hours’ type of diet, but to stick to healthy nutrition in the long-run.

Simply follow this nutritional guideline and begin your weight loss journey!
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Sports drinks: The inside story!

Good hydration is essential for optimum performance during any sport or physical activity. Fitness enthusiasts everywhere are starting to replace water with sports drinks in pursuit of the optimum hydration. With these drinks promising added benefits, people are asking, what’s it all about?

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Why Macronutrients are More Important Than Calories

Controlling your diet is extremely important for reaching any kind of fitness goal. It’s widely known that Calories and Macronutrients are forming the baseline of this process.

Unfortunately, most of us pay more attention to calorie counting than macros. Yet, this approach is wrong. It can leave you hungry and even lead to overeating. Why ? Simply because, in contrast to nutrition density, calorie dense foods are always not filling. Therefore, it’s time to swoop things around! Here is why you should pay more attention to your macros.

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