If you haven't already, please read my disclaimer
. This site is a tool to help you
mock up a meal plan, not a replacement for a nutritionist or licensed medical advice. This nutrition
references section is both an attempt to help you educate yourself about nutrition and an attempt to give
some slight legitimacy to the principles behind the generator. As I have time, I'll add more
Have some links that you think would make a valuable contribution to this page? Shoot me an email
- One of the most comprehensive resources available about
nutrition and supplements. Every page comes with extensive references to scientific research backing the
usefulness of any supplement or nutrition guideline.
Reddit Fitness FAQ
- An extensive list of any fitness and
nutrition questions you might have.
Macronutrient intake guide
- A discussion
of how much you should eat. The calorie calculator on the generator page is based on these recommendations and
the Mifflin-St Jeor equation.
Basic supplements table
- A brief table on the types
of supplements, their purpose, and effectiveness. For something more extensive, refer to Examine.com, mentioned
calorie is mostly a calorie
- A New York Times article on caloric intake being the most important factor
in weight maintenance. However, there are many nuances to different macronutrient balances, and most people
trying to lose weight will do better with fewer carbs.
Eggs and dietary cholesterol vs serum cholesterol
Unless you are diabetic, there is little correlation between dietary and blood cholesterol.
Proteins more satiating than fats or carbs
- One of
the biggest challenges in losing weight is just being hungry. Make it easier on yourself by favoring protein in
How insulin works
- An easy to follow video that
briefly explains how insulin functions with respect to fat storage.