William Lagakos



Bill has a Ph.D. in Nutritional Biochemistry and Physiology and is currently researching the role of diet and lifestyle in obesity, inflammation, and insulin resistance. His website, CaloriesProper.com, is dedicated to exploring the many aspects of how foods and nutrients impact energy balance, healthspan, and a variety of other outcomes. An avid fitness enthusiast, Bill promotes balance but insists there’s no such thing as “moderation” when it comes to empty calories. His academic publications have appeared in such peer-reviewed journals as American Journal of Physiology, Journal of Biological Chemistry, and Journal of Lipid Research. He is passionate about nutrition and it shows in his work.


Calories In Nuts Chart: Which Are The Lowest Calorie?

Nuts. There are lots of them. And a lot to know about their nutritional content. Nuts are healthy, but can also be high in fat. The nutritional values to your h...

Cut Your Calorie Intake By Eating Slower

“Nature will castigate those who don’t masticate” –Horace Fletcher “Drink your food and chew your water” –Paul Chek These two phrases come from di...

Brown Fat: The Fat That Can Burn Body Fat

We all know about “fat.” And likely, in the sense that you’re familiar with it, fat is not a good thing. When the word “fat” comes to mind...

Is The Glycemic Index Misleading? Yes, Here’s Why

We all know that different foods affect our bodies in different ways, and that certain foods are better or worse for our health and weight. There are certain to...

How To Choose A Healthy Protein Bar That Isn’t Candy

We’ve all been there – in a rush, needing to grab a quick bite – and instead of a sandwich, opt for what you might think is a healthier alternative: the p...

Whey Protein vs. Casein Protein: Which Is Better?

You’ve got a solid exercise routine and your diet is pristine – or maybe you’re just getting started and want to boost your progress. What’s next? I...

Is Grass-Fed-Beef Worth The Extra Money?

If you eat red meat and beef is a substantial portion of your diet, you might have been paying recent attention to the debate over just what is the healthiest t...

Does A High Protein Diet Help You Lose Weight?

If you think a high protein diet is only useful for bodybuilders or marathoners, it might be time to rethink: not only can high protein diets build muscle and o...
intermittent fasting

Does Intermittent Fasting Help You Lose Weight?

We’ve been told again and again that “grazing” (consuming 6-8 small meals per day) is the best way to eat. But is it really? Intermittent fasting is a way...

Antinutrients: What They Are & How to Cook Them Away

Did you know that there are antinutrients in many foods you eat? And that consuming them can affect your health and physical performance?
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