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July 2015
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  1. Dylan Dahlquist - What's one crazy/weird/quirky thing that no one knows about either of you! Since you always ask your guests that question.
  2. Anonymous - I am an avid listener of your podcast with Mike and am a 1st year nutrition student in New Zealand. I have a burning question about your opinion on current nutrition recommendations. In my introduction to nutrition paper, we are told that it is recommended to consume 6+ servings of carbohydrates (one slice of bread is one serving) a day. It also advises to consume over 50% of total energy from carbohydrates. I feel like this is quite high and was wondering if you generally agree with this recommendation?
    • Mike gives a brilliant insight into the actual limitations placed on dietitians and you might be shocked at the answer.
  3. Rob - I wanted to pick up on your discussion about body re-comping, as you mention it's always going to be more prevalent in beginners, assisted athletes or people coming back from a lay off - it'd be great to hear more thoughts on this on the podcast from you, Mike and as you said maybe someone who's an "expert" in this area in particular. I think it's always going to be harder for a natural who's already in decent shape to make significant changes in body comp but by no means impossible. Prompted by the recent post by Greg Nuckols.
  4. Grant – I have a question about female contraceptive and its effects on fat loss. I have heard that it does have effects on fat gain/loss but are you aware of any actual research or papers that test the different ones to each other, or actual studies on body comp?
    • A few papers for you Grant:
  5. Kris Pina - Dietary recommendations for an obese, pre-diabetic client wanting to lose weight (versus what you might recommend for similar client with similar goals that has not been told they are pre-diabetic)
  6. Martyn Rackham - Any advice for a Type ONE diabetic (a friend has been recently diagnosed he’s in great shape and trains a lot but should he be doing anything special?)
  7. Roman Cabanac - Any supplement recommendations for body composition? As a natural athlete of course
  8. Stacey Smith - On your last show, James said that if weight loss is the goal then the macro split (given protein is kept high) is not of particular matter. My question is then, if one is already lean and looking to recomp the body or bring down body fat (not weight) is there an optimal split between carbs/fats?
  9. Tristan - on my PT course they said that in very lean individuals their bodies become better at processing consumed dietary fat and excess calories and less likely to store it as fat in order to maintain homeostasis, is this BS?
Direct download: EP20_-_listener_QsMP3.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 7:40pm UTC

Listener questions from this show!

  1. Martyn Rackham - Whats Mike’s favorite breakfast now that "big cereal" have got him in their pocket?
    • Hear how Mike went to a industry funded debate on breakfast cereals & caused a stir...
  2. Anonymous - Is gene testing able to accurately tell us whether we are a fast or slow metaboliser of caffeine?
  3. Anonymous - When you're on medication, is it really as simple as calories in vs calories out?
  4. Anonymous - Does the type of fat and quality of protein effect how my body responds to my training plan?
  5. Russell Woollery - The metabolic adaptations that occur in a fat loss diet - are these worth worrying about?
  6. Tristan A  - In extremely lean individuals Lyle McDonald suggests that fasted cardio can and does have some benefits over non fasted, what's your take on this?
  7. Russell Woollery - I would love to hear yours and Mike's view on body recomposition - gaining muscle whilst dropping body fat. Is this actually possible?
  8. Anonymous - Is it possible to eat as much as you want as long as you compensate for the calories via exercise or increasing neat?
  9. Anonymous - Can you overeat one day and under eat the next and still achieve weight loss?
Direct download: EP19-_Listener_Questions.mp3
Category:Nutrition -- posted at: 7:45pm UTC