Metabolic Damage Isn’t Real, but Relative Energy Deficiency Syndrome Is

Eric Helms / Useful Nutrition Theory

The term ‘energy availability’ refers to whether or not you have adequate energy to maintain not only the energy demands of exercise or sport but also of normal physiological function. You can be at energy balance, maintaining a stable body mass, but be in a state of ‘relative energy deficiency’ where reproductive and metabolic function […] Read More »

How to Know if Keto Is Right for You

Eric Helms / Making Adjustments , Nutrition Guides

As you’re probably aware, we’ll be releasing the second editions of our Muscle and Strength Pyramid books very soon. (January 3rd, a little later than planned, but there were a few things we wanted to further refine after discussing things in Auckland last week.) As part of that promotion, we’ve decided to take ~10 sections […] Read More »

How To Hit Your Macro Targets When You Fall Short

Andy Morgan / Nutrition Guides

If you keep finding yourself frustratingly short of hitting one or two of your macros at the end of the day, this guide will teach you how to fix that. The implicit assumption I’m making is that you understand the benefits of focusing on macro targets, have calculated your macros, learned how to count and make meals […] Read More »

How to Avoid Protein Powder Scams

Andy Morgan / Nutrition Guides

Here’s a little protein powder scam that few people know about: supplement manufacturers dumping cheap ingredients into their powders so that they can pass tests to claim a higher protein content than they truly have. Scandalous, right? Well, that’s the supplement industry for you. Here’s how it happens and what to look out for on labels […] Read More »