All posts tagged: Nutrition

Quick Links — Week 13

«Trail Prep: Training My Body and Tricking My Brain» — Anelia Slavoff, The Trek «When It’s a Honor to be Dead F*cking Last» — Kathleen Evers, Trail Sisters «A First Marathon Taught Him More Than How to Run a Race» — Carlo Rotella, The Washington Post «2021 Mount Marathon Women’s Race! Alaska Mountain Running» — Run Steep Get High, YouTube «The future of nutrition advice» — Lisa Drayer, CNN «‹Flying Finn› Hannes Kolehmainen: Pioneer of long distance at Olympics» — Shemal Fernando, Sunday Observer «Endless Loops and Shattered Records: ‹This Is Pure Ultrarunning›» — The New York Times «How easy should your easy runs be?» — Laura Norris Running Quick Links are usually added once a week to this blog and cover every topic possible.

Quick Links — Week 8

«Why we run: 19 inspiring runners share their reasons for running» — Joe Mackie, Runner’s World UK «How to train your mental muscle» — Marley Dickinson, Canadian Running Magazine «Forever Grateful: A Profile of Emily Hawgood» — Alex Potter, iRunFar «Does sleeping burn calories?» — Kirsty Welsh, Live Science «The 4 Types of Bread the Longest-Living People on the Planet Eat Every Day» — Isadora Baum, Well+Good «Best Post-Run Recovery Tips by Community Runners» — RunSociety «How to Use Threshold Workouts in Your Training» — Laura Norris Quick Links are usually added once a week to this blog and cover every topic possible.

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The Palatability Theory

There are clear and unanimous figures that obesity has increased over time, especially in rich nations like the United States. On average people today weigh more and have higher body fat percentages than their recent ancestors at similar ages. But why is that the case? One widespread assumption is the palatability theory. It posits that the primary cause is an increase in reward signals in the modern environment from processed food, mediated by the motivation system in the brain, causing us to overeat.