“Starvation mode” how to detect it and what to do about it?

A few weeks ago I received a message asking to write a blog post about metabolic damage (AKA starvation mode). The term “metabolic damage” is a bit misleading and it would be more correct to use the term “metabolic adaptation”. Nature gave us the ability to adapt to difficult situations. In this case, the body […]

Open Weight Judo World Championships – Day 2

Yesterday was a fantastic event and proved us that it’s not always the athletes coming from +100kg winning the Open weight events. Toma Nikiforov, from -100kg, fought his way through to the finals winning every fight on his way by ippon. In the final he was defeated by the legend Teddy Rinner. The players Toma […]

Open weight Judo World Championships – Analysis of weigh-in

The Judo World Championship Open weight is a standalone competition, where anybody form any weight category can compete. In theory athletes of -60kg would be allowed to compete against the giants of +100kg, but practically the lightest athlete came from -90kg weight division. Surprisingly enough, even though there is no weight limit, the athletes had […]

Fighting food cravings – part 2

Food cravings are dieters worst enemy. All day you followed your diet up to the letter and in the evening it goes wrong. “Fighting food cravings” suggest ways to prevent these cravings and minimize the damage. Last week we published part 1, this is part 2 with more tips.   Tip #1: Go for quality, […]