Sugar is supposed to be bad, right? Isn’t the goal of exercise to rid yourself of all the damage done by eating carbohydrates in excess? While it may seem counterintuitive, the reality is that a [...]
It’s well known that we need to rehydrate after exercise to replace sweat loss. But did you know that when you sweat you lose more than just water? Electrolytes such as sodium and potassium are also lost in your sweat.
One of the most commonly asked questions received by the Isagenix Research and Science team is about the presence of sugar in Isagenix products. In this call, David Despain, MS, CFS, Director of Science Communications, breaks down misconceptions regarding sugar and explains why a little sugar is OK in nutrient-rich products.
Creatine is often overlooked by endurance athletes. But combining the supplement with carbohydrates might just be the winning combination for late-stage breakaway moments during competition.
The use of modest amounts of sugar for natural sweetness in Isagenix products often raises questions from health-conscious consumers. Most of us consume too much sugar, with estimates of average consumption in North America nearing 120 grams of sugar per person per day.
On this call, kinesiologist Dr. Katie Carpenter breaks down many of the misconceptions that deter women from the use of sports products, including confusion about bloating and gaining too much muscle.
Because they often contribute to weight gain when consumed in excess, the carbs and sugars people eat have recently garnered attention and lead to a fundamental question: Are carbohydrates more fattening than fat?
If you’ve ever seen cyclists chowing down on pastries or runners inhaling spaghetti, then you’ve noticed their preference for carbs. Sports nutrition has centered on carb-rich diets for decades with the intention of maximizing energy stores.
The actual size of your muscle comes down to a simple equation called “protein turnover,” which is the sum of muscle breakdown and synthesis. When you deprive your body of dietary protein and stop providing a weight-bearing stimulus, you have a negative protein balance, leading to the breakdown of muscle (1).
For athletes on an Isagenix System, two IsaLean® or IsaLean PRO Shakes and the suggested third meal are sometimes not enough to improve performance. If you fall within this category, here are a few tips to keep in mind when making adjustments to your nutrition plan.