Why are we the only animals that don’t know how to eat?

Why is learning about nutrition important? Its the first thing I ask my students every semester.  I want you to take a minute to really think about that too. Many responses I typically hear are: Wanting to know how to eat better, wanting to know how to prevent getting sick, wanting some new secret dieting…

Should you count calories for weight loss?

The argument of “calories in, calories out” has been drilled into our heads forever. Its easy to say, well “its only thermodynamics!” Sure, you can be one of those people who track every single thing you eat and figure out the exact number of calories you should eat vs. how much you are supposed to…

What happens Carbs after you eat them – Part 2

  I discussed the initial breakdown and digestion of carbohydrates last time. So, what happens from here? Where does all this glucose go in your body? What does your body do with it? This is actually where things get more interesting (I think) and how carbs get a bad reputation (and basically the whole premise…

What happens to Carbs after you eat them?

What happens to Carbs after we eat them? I was thinking about what topic to write about this month and I figured in continuation with our digestion discussion last month, I will discuss how our body actually digests carbs and how that can be related to unwanted weight or even health problems down the road….