How I Reclaimed 20 Years & Lost 9 Pounds with InsideTracker

By Erin Sharoni Jul 07, 2015

Yes, that title is accurate. 

No, it’s not part of a cheap marketing gimmick or get-young-and-skinny scheme. I won’t be asking you to fork over cash for a bottle of dubious pills or useless bags of tea.

But it did make you stop and look, right? 

Whether we want to admit it or not, most of us care very much about the process of aging. Particularly, about how our bodies look and feel. There’s nothing wrong with caring about appearance if it means that looking healthy on the outside is reflective of actually being healthy on the inside. It doesn’t take a PhD to understand that the science unequivocally points to improved overall health (1) when the body is leaner than when it is overweight -- from your biomarkers right on down to that glowing skin.

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Soluble Fiber Simplified

By Ashley Reaver, MS, RD, CSSD Jun 19, 2015

Soluble fiber is a key factor of metabolic health. Unfortunately, it has been thrown to the wayside recently with the re-emergence of low-carb diet trends such as the Paleo Diet. But beware: its absence has a number of adverse effects.

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Tapping Into Ancestral Hunger: Your Personal Roadmap to Fat Loss Success

By Emily Wei Feb 16, 2015

In part one of a four-part blog series, I will present the basics on Intermittent Fasting (IF), what its merits are, and provide a summary of three practical IF methods. In parts two, three and four, I will detail the pros and cons of each method and document our top hacks for IF in the real world, and show how InsideTracker can be a valuable tool in monitoring your progress.

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Cutting Through the Fat: The Truth Behind the Ketogenic Diet

By Katie Mark Nov 21, 2014

If you could tap into >40,000 calories of your fat fuel during endurance exercise instead of relying on your maximum 2,000 calorie storage of carbohydrate fuel, would you do it?

What if it meant no more liquid gels, sugar-containing sports drinks or bananas to give you that energy boost when you're on the verge of exhaustion? If LeBron James did it. Was it really a wise choice based on current science?

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Whey Protein's Impact on Mood and Stress

By Neel Duggal Nov 13, 2014

We get a lot of questions about the uses of whey protein. As a result, we did some nitty-gritty research on how this protein can potentially impact levels of the 30 blood biomarkers that InsideTracker monitors. In this first blog post of a three-part series, we will explain research examining how the consumption of whey protein may be a valuable intervention in reducing chronic stress by regulating levels of cortisol and serotonin.

Before we do that, we will define what chronic stress actually is and then look at the chemical structures and physiological functions of whey protein, cortisol, and serotonin. Continue reading below to see the research and learn how InsideTracker can both monitor your biomarkers and provide you with well-researched interventions to get them to optimal levels.

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Impress Your Friends! Learn the Difference Between Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load

By Kalyn Weber Jul 02, 2014

 

You may have heard of the glycemic index (GI). It’s a measure sometimes used as a way to predict the impact of various foods on your blood sugar. Fewer people are familiar with the more worthy judge of carbohydrate quality: glycemic load. Impress your friends with your nutrition savvy and learn the difference between these two buzzwords!

 View this free demo to see how InsideTracker can optimize your health and performance.

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The Science Behind the Relationship between Nutrition and the Quality of Your Sleep

By Perrin Braun May 07, 2014

 

Athletes spend a considerable amount of time and money trying to find the right sports drink, nutrition bar, or protein powder that could give them the extra edge during a competition. Here’s a little secret: knowing your biomarker status might be a more efficient way of improving your athletic performance than any other product on the market. Whether you’re a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, getting a sufficient amount of good sleep can help improve speed, accuracy, and reaction time.

 

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Controlling the Controllable: My Experience with InsideTracker

By Bobby Robins Apr 02, 2014

 

I believe in and practice a methodical approach to athletic performance. I control what I can control, and have faith in myself, my training, my body, and my craft. I believe in inspirational athletic feats and heightened states of athletic performance. I know these states exist and they are almost impossible to duplicate or explain. How do you explain what it means to be in “the zone”? It’s obvious to anyone watching when an athlete is in “the zone.” The athlete moves freely and effortlessly, transcending boundaries and defeating opponents. It’s a special thing to witness and a special thing to experience. 

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Boost Your Brain Power with Science by Monitoring Your Blood Biomarkers

By Perrin Braun Mar 26, 2014

 

We all know that you have to train hard in order to take your physical performance to the next level. But the mental aspect of physical activity is just as important as keeping your body strong and fit. Good thinking skills are beneficial to everyone because making sound judgments can have a profound effect on maximizing your physical skills. Conversely, if you’re tired and unfocused, it can be difficult to make the right moves (both in sports and in life!). Fortunately, there are plenty of simple ways to improve your cognitive function, but you need to find out what’s going on inside of your body first. Blood analysis provides a unique window, as biomarkers are a great evaluation metric. Read on to learn about some of the most relevant biomarkers for your brain health.

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Sugar Rush: Glucose Levels in Athletes

By Gil Blander, PhD Jan 30, 2014

 

One hundred million Americans are expected to watch the Super Bowl this Sunday, and one key player we are interested in watching is Seattle’s Skittles-fueled running back, Marshawn Lynch. In ESPN’s Sport Science, John Brenkus and colleagues tested Lynch’s glucose levels, reaction time, and strength before and after ingesting candy. Any scientific researcher knows that this overly simplistic test construction and small sample size is insufficient for publication, but we hope more teams will start following this model of experimentation. After all, internal experimentation drives innovation in sport forward, which we have seen firsthand with Super Bowl athletes.

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