What crash diets do to your body ?

Author: Siddharth Lall, Nutrition consultant at SQUATS,INFS alumni Abstract Article Key Points: Any caloric restricted diet leads to metabolic changes that favor conservation of body weight and prevention of further weight loss. Crash dieting is accompanied by alterations in the hormones that regulate appetite, hunger and satiety such as leptin, thyroid, ghrelin, sex hormones etc. … Continue reading What crash diets do to your body ?

Understanding Metabolism

Abstract Article 1: Author : Aditya Mahajan, INFS faculty  Keywords: Metabolism, BMR, TDEE, Calories, Fat loss Everybody at some point must have heard the term ‘metabolism’ or you must have heard someone saying my metabolism is slow -I can-not lose weight easily or my metabolism is fast- I am unable to gain weight. So what … Continue reading Understanding Metabolism

Breaking the gym stereotypes : women and cardio

Introduction In our society, women are conditioned to defer to men in terms of physical prowess.  Women typically stay away from weight training and have a beloved relationship with their treadmill and elliptical trainer. You will find various people in the gym (especially women) doing hours and hours of cardio to lose fat. On the other … Continue reading Breaking the gym stereotypes : women and cardio

Period Periodisation

Author: Nikita Rungta, INFS visiting faculty Abstract Women think that when we talk about menstrual cycles, it includes the 4-5 days of feeling grouchy, cramping and discomfort. However, the story is just not limited to this. A menstrual cycle is approximately a four-week process in which hormones like Estrogen, Testosterone and Progesterone rise and fall … Continue reading Period Periodisation