Diets that Work Even You Are Gaining Weight

Dieting is one from the mainstream practice for being healthy and lowering weight.

No matter the age,Guest Posting anyone can go into dieting and will have good outcomes. In relation to dieting, lots of folks think dieting just indicates not wanting to eat meals. But this is simply not accurate. Dieting only denotes, taking meals effectively. In relation to diets that work, there are lots of of diets inside the world and you could possibly get into one of the diets effortlessly.

First of all, you can locate diets that have been completely created for diverse purposes. When you look for diets that work, first you could have a examine these ready made diets. These diets are created for diverse purposes for example patients that suffer from diabetes and also other health conditions. Furthermore to that, these diets that work have been created for diverse objectives for example losing weight or supporting a workout routine or even a program. Therefore, fairly simply for you to pick diets that work from existing diets due to the fact these diets have been too as a great deal of folks and proved to be working. Folks who suffer from truly tried these diets typically post their experience in Web forums, so you could possibly get to be conscious what to anticipate when it comes to the result from the diet.

In relation to looking for diets that work, you do not need to waste much time. The net may be the number one resource for locating the diets that work. You can embark upon to the Web and start off looking for the diets that work for you. You will find a variety of Web forums for dieting as well as the websites show you how to diet effectively and to create a realistic dieting plan that work for you. We occasionally attempt to adopt someone else dieting plan and inside the end do away with it with out right outcome. Therefore, finding pregnant a customized dieting plan could possibly be one from the diets that work for you. Because the diet is being created to cater your unique requirements of dieting and life style, these diets should work higher than the diets that are ready-made.

In relation to preparing the diets that work, you always should take into consideration your likings in consuming. Sometimes, we tend to cut the meal that we most like and inside the end quit trying the dieting plan as we cannot resist the meal we most like over time. Therefore, rather than cutting your favorite foods, it is a good plan to cut back it.

Introducing Pilates in North Brisbane

Pilates is one of the most sought-after fitness regimens all over the world, and North Brisbane is no different. The bustling suburb is not only full of various local park attractions, such as the D’ Aguilar National Park, and several beautiful golf and country clubs but it also home to many Pilates studios.

Created by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s,Guest Posting the Pilates we know today is based on three different types of exercises- calisthenics, ballet, and yoga. The early students of Pilates are young children looking for a way to cure their epilepsy seizures. Nowadays, Pilates is a well-known workout that focuses on strength, balance, and flexibility. Pilates in North Brisbane is surely one of the popular fitness programs in the area.

Fans of Pilates know for sure that choosing the right studio for one’s practice is an important factor that needs to be considered. But for beginners, choosing the right studio may not be simple. For starter, the sheer number of studios, classes, and instructors offering a plethora of things may be enough to overwhelm any newbie. For someone new to Pilates, choosing the studio that best suits their needs should be the top priority.

Here’s your guide in choosing the right studio for Pilates in North Brisbane.


A studio’s location is a highly important aspect that most beginners overlook. Depending on the location of your Pilates studio, you might either be motivated to or feel too tired to go for class.

Choose a location that is convenient for you and your schedule. Do you plan to go for a Pilates session after work? Then it would be best to choose a studio that is near your workplace. The same goes for working out in the morning. You might want to consider a studio that is closer to your place. Making it convenient for you to go to the Pilates studio increases your chances of sticking to the practice in the long run.


Pilates classes are not free, and many people find them a tad more expensive than yoga sessions. However, there is a reason behind the slightly higher price tag for Pilates classes. Aside from the ambiance of the studio, you are also paying for the instructor’s expertise, as well as the different Pilates reformer machines available in the studio. You also have to factor in various studio amenities in the membership fee.

If budget is a concern for you, you may always opt to go for group mat classes. Mat classes would not need any equipment other than the mat and some handheld Pilates tools. Group classes could be a little more affordable compared to private sessions.


A good Pilates instructor can make or break a newbie’s practice. Instructors should be knowledgeable of the Pilates principles and can expertly guide beginners in every move. They also need to be certified as a Pilates instructor.

Aside from technical know-how, a good Pilates instructor should also be warm and approachable so that you won’t hesitate to ask questions or more guidance and correction.

A Pilates instructor and their clients share a bond that’s beyond the workout. The instructor-client relationship is simply not just a professional one, but also one that is personal.

Schedule of classes

Much like location, a convenient schedule of Pilates sessions is an integral factor of consistent practice. You have to factor in how to work around your work-life schedule to accommodate Pilates sessions. Depending on your availability, you may opt to practice Pilates three times a week or maybe even daily (Yes, that’s okay!).

Aside from the schedule, you also need to look into their class offerings. A well-rounded Pilates studio would offer different types of Pilates classes, such as mat, reformer, aerial, or other specialized classes for different needs, such as pre and post-natal, seniors, and athletes. For a beginner, it would be a good idea to choose a studio with more than just one class offering, so that you can always switch to other types of Pilates to find what you prefer the most.


The ambiance of a Pilates studio is another key factor in choosing which one to go for. The temperature of the place should just be right for Pilates practice. Background music is another thing to consider, as well. Since Pilates is all about meditation and focus, loud background music can distract your flow and would make it difficult for you to hear the instructor, too.

The overall vibe of the place is also an important factor. Is the staff warm and friendly? Are your classmates nice, as well? All these things would play a role in which studio you would choose.

Pilates is a great workout for all fitness levels. Just like in different parts of the world, Pilates in North Brisbane is a fun and lively community. Bask in the goodness of North Brisbane as you enjoy getting fit and healthy with Pilates. So what are you waiting for? Pick any of the studios of Pilates in North Brisbane and begin your journey to wellness!

Brink’s Unified Theory of Nutrition For Weight Loss and Muscle Gain

When people hear the term Unified Theory, some times called the Grand Unified Theory, or even “Theory of Everything,” they probably think of it in terms of physics, where a Unified Theory, or single theory capable of defining the nature of the interrelationships among nuclear, electromagnetic, and gravitational forces, would reconcile seemingly incompatible aspects of various field theories to create a single comprehensive set of equations.

Such a theory could potentially unlock all the secrets of nature and the universe itself,Guest Posting or as theoretical physicist Michio Katu, puts it “an equation an inch long that would allow us to read the mind of God.” That’s how important unified theories can be. However, unified theories don’t have to deal with such heady topics as physics or the nature of the universe itself, but can be applied to far more mundane topics, in this case nutrition.

Regardless of the topic, a unified theory, as sated above, seeks to explain seemingly incompatible aspects of various theories. In this article I attempt to unify seemingly incompatible or opposing views regarding nutrition, namely, what is probably the longest running debate in the nutritional sciences: calories vs. macro nutrients.

One school, I would say the ‘old school’ of nutrition, maintains weight loss or weight gain is all about calories, and “a calorie is a calorie,” no matter the source (e.g., carbs, fats, or proteins). They base their position on various lines of evidence to come to that conclusion.

The other school, I would call more the ‘new school’ of thought on the issue, would state that gaining or losing weight is really about where the calories come from (e.g., carbs, fats, and proteins), and that dictates weight loss or weight gain. Meaning, they feel, the “calorie is a calorie” mantra of the old school is wrong. They too come to this conclusion using various lines of evidence.

This has been an ongoing debate between people in the field of nutrition, biology, physiology, and many other disciplines, for decades. The result of which has led to conflicting advice and a great deal of confusion by the general public, not to mention many medical professionals and other groups.

Before I go any further, two key points that are essential to understand about any unified theory:

A good unified theory is simple, concise, and understandable even to lay people. However, underneath, or behind that theory, is often a great deal of information that can take up many volumes of books. So, for me to outline all the information I have used to come to these conclusions, would take a large book, if not several and is far beyond the scope of this article.

A unified theory is often proposed by some theorist before it can even be proven or fully supported by physical evidence. Over time, different lines of evidence, whether it be mathematical, physical, etc., supports the theory and thus solidifies that theory as being correct, or continued lines of evidence shows the theory needs to be revised or is simply incorrect. I feel there is now more than enough evidence at this point to give a unified theory of nutrition and continuing lines of evidence will continue (with some possible revisions) to solidify the theory as fact.
“A calorie is a calorie”

The old school of nutrition, which often includes most nutritionists, is a calorie is a calorie when it comes to gaining or losing weight. That weight loss or weight gain is strictly a matter of “calories in, calories out.” Translated, if you “burn” more calories than you take in, you will lose weight regardless of the calorie source and if you eat more calories than you burn off each day, you will gain weight, regardless of the calorie source.

This long held and accepted view of nutrition is based on the fact that protein and carbs contain approx 4 calories per gram and fat approximately 9 calories per gram and the source of those calories matters not. They base this on the many studies that finds if one reduces calories by X number each day, weight loss is the result and so it goes if you add X number of calories above what you use each day for gaining weight.

However, the “calories in calories out” mantra fails to take into account modern research that finds that fats, carbs, and proteins have very different effects on the metabolism via countless pathways, such as their effects on hormones (e.g., insulin, leptin, glucagon, etc), effects on hunger and appetite, thermic effects (heat production), effects on uncoupling proteins (UCPs), and 1000 other effects that could be mentioned.

Even worse, this school of thought fails to take into account the fact that even within a macro nutrient, they too can have different effects on metabolism. This school of thought ignores the ever mounting volume of studies that have found diets with different macro nutrient ratios with identical calorie intakes have different effects on body composition, cholesterol levels, oxidative stress, etc.

Translated, not only is the mantra “a calorie us a calorie” proven to be false, “all fats are created equal” or “protein is protein” is also incorrect. For example, we no know different fats (e.g. fish oils vs. saturated fats) have vastly different effects on metabolism and health in general, as we now know different carbohydrates have their own effects (e.g. high GI vs. low GI), as we know different proteins can have unique effects.

The “calories don’t matter” school of thought

This school of thought will typically tell you that if you eat large amounts of some particular macro nutrient in their magic ratios, calories don’t matter. For example, followers of ketogenic style diets that consist of high fat intakes and very low carbohydrate intakes (i.e., Atkins, etc.) often maintain calories don’t matter in such a diet.

Others maintain if you eat very high protein intakes with very low fat and carbohydrate intakes, calories don’t matter. Like the old school, this school fails to take into account the effects such diets have on various pathways and ignore the simple realities of human physiology, not to mention the laws of thermodynamics!

The reality is, although it’s clear different macro nutrients in different amounts and ratios have different effects on weight loss, fat loss, and other metabolic effects, calories do matter. They always have and they always will. The data, and real world experience of millions of dieters, is quite clear on that reality.

The truth behind such diets is that they are often quite good at suppressing appetite and thus the person simply ends up eating fewer calories and losing weight. Also, the weight loss from such diets is often from water vs. fat, at least in the first few weeks. That’s not to say people can’t experience meaningful weight loss with some of these diets, but the effect comes from a reduction in calories vs. any magical effects often claimed by proponents of such diets.

Weight loss vs. fat loss!

This is where we get into the crux of the true debate and why the two schools of thought are not actually as far apart from one another as they appear to the untrained eye. What has become abundantly clear from the studies performed and real world evidence is that to lose weight we need to use more calories than we take in (via reducing calorie intake and or increasing exercise), but we know different diets have different effects on the metabolism, appetite, body composition, and other physiological variables…

Brink’s Unified Theory of Nutrition

…Thus, this reality has led me to Brink’s Unified Theory of Nutrition which states:

“Total calories dictates how much weight a person gains or loses; macro nutrient ratios dictates what a person gains or loses”

This seemingly simple statement allows people to understand the differences between the two schools of thought. For example, studies often find that two groups of people put on the same calorie intakes but very different ratios of carbs, fats, and proteins will lose different amounts of bodyfat and or lean body mass (i.e., muscle, bone, etc.).

Some studies find for example people on a higher protein lower carb diet lose approximately the same amount of weight as another group on a high carb lower protein diet, but the group on the higher protein diet lost more actual fat and less lean body mass (muscle). Or, some studies using the same calorie intakes but different macro nutrient intakes often find the higher protein diet may lose less actual weight than the higher carb lower protein diets, but the actual fat loss is higher in the higher protein low carb diets. This effect has also been seen in some studies that compared high fat/low carb vs. high carb/low fat diets. The effect is usually amplified if exercise is involved as one might expect.

Of course these effects are not found universally in all studies that examine the issue, but the bulk of the data is clear: diets containing different macro nutrient ratios do have different effects on human physiology even when calorie intakes are identical (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11).

Or, as the authors of one recent study that looked at the issue concluded:

“Diets with identical energy contents can have different effects on leptin concentrations, energy expenditure, voluntary food intake, and nitrogen balance, suggesting that the physiologic adaptations to energy restriction can be modified by dietary composition.”(12)

The point being, there are many studies confirming that the actual ratio of carbs, fats, and proteins in a given diet can effect what is actually lost (i.e., fat, muscle, bone, and water) and that total calories has the greatest effect on how much total weight is lost. Are you starting to see how my unified theory of nutrition combines the “calorie is a calorie” school with the “calories don’t matter” school to help people make decisions about nutrition?

Knowing this, it becomes much easier for people to understand the seemingly conflicting diet and nutrition advice out there (of course this does not account for the down right unscientific and dangerous nutrition advice people are subjected to via bad books, TV, the ‘net, and well meaning friends, but that’s another article altogether).

Knowing the above information and keeping the Unified Theory of Nutrition in mind, leads us to some important and potentially useful conclusions:

An optimal diet designed to make a person lose fat and retain as much LBM as possible is not the same as a diet simply designed to lose weight.

A nutrition program designed to create fat loss is not simply a reduced calorie version of a nutrition program designed to gain weight, and visa versa.

Diets need to be designed with fat loss, NOT just weight loss, as the goal, but total calories can’t be ignored.

This is why the diets I design for people-or write about-for gaining or losing weight are not simply higher or lower calorie versions of the same diet. In short: diets plans I design for gaining LBM start with total calories and build macro nutrient ratios into the number of calories required. However, diets designed for fat loss (vs. weight loss!) start with the correct macro nutrient ratios that depend on variables such as amount of LBM the person carries vs. bodyfat percent , activity levels, etc., and figure out calories based on the proper macro nutrient ratios to achieve fat loss with a minimum loss of LBM. The actual ratio of macro nutrients can be quite different for both diets and even for individuals.

Diets that give the same macro nutrient ratio to all people (e.g., 40/30/30, or 70,30,10, etc.) regardless of total calories, goals, activity levels, etc., will always be less than optimal. Optimal macro nutrient ratios can change with total calories and other variables.

Perhaps most important, the unified theory explains why the focus on weight loss vs. fat loss by the vast majority of people, including most medical professionals, and the media, will always fail in the long run to deliver the results people want.

Finally, the Universal Theory makes it clear that the optimal diet for losing fat, or gaining muscle, or what ever the goal, must account not only for total calories, but macro nutrient ratios that optimize metabolic effects and answer the questions: what effects will this diet have on appetite? What effects will this diet have on metabolic rate? What effects will this diet have on my lean body mass (LBM)? What effects will this diet have on hormones; both hormones that may improve or impede my goals? What effects will this diet have on (fill in the blank)?

Simply asking, “how much weight will I lose?” is the wrong question which will lead to the wrong answer. To get the optimal effects from your next diet, whether looking to gain weight or lose it, you must ask the right questions to get meaningful answers.

Asking the right questions will also help you avoid the pitfalls of unscientific poorly thought out diets which make promises they can’t keep and go against what we know about human physiology and the very laws of physics!

There are of course many additional questions that can be asked and points that can be raised as it applies to the above, but those are some of the key issues that come to mind. Bottom line here is, if the diet you are following to either gain or loss weight does not address those issues and or questions, then you can count on being among the millions of disappointed people who don’t receive the optimal results they had hoped for and have made yet another nutrition “guru” laugh all the way to the bank at your expense.

Any diet that claims calories don’t matter, forget it. Any diet that tells you they have a magic ratio of foods, ignore it. Any diet that tells you any one food source is evil, it’s a scam. Any diet that tells you it will work for all people all the time no matter the circumstances, throw it out or give it to someone you don’t like!

Do Low Carbohydrate Diets Lead to Weight Loss Success?

So your neighbor,Guest Posting office mate, best friend, whoever just lost 10 pounds in only two weeks following the latest in high protein low carbohydrate diets. And now you’re thinking you should give it a go — have even started the search for high protein low carbohydrate recipes?

True, high protein low carb diets seem to be leading many people to weight loss success. Trouble is, they seemed to do it 30 years ago, too. They were the rage in the early 70s, and look where many of us are today: growing fatter with each decade.

The bottom line: Diets — low carb diets or not — simply don’t work for the vast majority of people. If that doesn’t convince you, look at some of the reasons why high protein low carbohydrate diets seem to create weight loss success stories — but really don’t.

“I’m not hungry when I eat high protein low carb diets.”

Many people say they feel more satisfied eating low carbohydrate diets. And indeed, studies show protein is the most satiating nutrient. Proteins and fat (which is usually in high protein low carbohydrate foods) cause your body to release cholecystokinin, a hormone that contributes to the feeling of fullness. Some protein in meals and even snacks may help us feel more satisfied and go longer between eating. But the key word is “some.” We don’t need an excess of protein, or low carb diets, to get these effects. By just eating balanced meals that contain grain/starchy foods, protein foods, vegetables and/or fruits and some fat, most people can achieve the same satiety. One other important note is that hunger control with low carbohydrate diets is often the result of ketosis (when your body burns fat for fuel.) Ketosis is very unhealthy, causing nausea, headaches, fatigue, even coma.

“Results are results – I saw successful weight loss, didn’t I?”

Many people do lose weight on high protein low carb diets. Instead of fat, however, they’re initially losing more water than anything else — and it quickly returns once off low carb diets. They seem to see successful weight loss, too, because low carb diets restrict many foods, resulting in eating less than usual.

The big question is: Is it really successful weight loss if it doesn’t stay off? For most people, if weight loss is achieved quickly and with a restrictive method such as a diet that does not allow for individual likes and dislikes, then the lost pounds will return, along with discouragement, defeat and even more pounds than before. What’s more, high protein low carb diets may also increase risk for health problems such as osteoporosis, cancer, even heart disease. A healthy intake of whole grain foods, fruits and vegetables — often on the “avoid” list in high protein low carb diets – appears to help reduce this risk, and is the mainstay of a sensible plan to achieve weight loss success.

Create your own weight loss success story.

Despite what you hear about high protein low carb diets, there’s little evidence that weight loss success is truly (permanently) achieved. What’s more, disordered eating behaviors are usually reinforced by high protein low carb diets, adding to the struggles that low carbohydrate diets and other diets are supposed to solve. Stop dieting now and s

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