Whether you’ve just started taking your health and fitness journey more seriously or you’ve been working out and eating right for decades – there’s always something new to learn and explore in the health and wellness industry. As technology and science continue to improve, some of the old “best practices” are no longer relevant – and some are simply incorrect.
On today’s episode, I’m discussing two of the top seven nutrition facts I no longer believe regarding pre-workout supplements and carbohydrate-restricted diets. I share my experience with pre-workout supplements, the research behind some of the most popular supplements, and what I currently use as part of my pre-workout supplement routine to maximize my performance. I also discuss why some diets that restrict carbohydrates – such as the ketogenic diet – may work for some individuals but not work for others as well as why we should not consider older health and nutrition research studies as invalid or less important than newer research.
This week on the Dr. Mike Show:
- The validity and importance of outdated research.
- My experience with pre-workout supplements.
- What research shows about taking Citrulline Malate to increase workout performance.
- Supplements I currently use to improve my workout performance.
- The pros and cons of Beta-Alanine.
- My current views on carbohydrate restrictions.
- Can you gain weight with the ketogenic diet?
- Why some diets work for some people, but not for others.
Resources and Links Mentioned in the Show:
- Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution by Dr. Robert Atkins
- The Zone Diet book by Barry Sears
- The Anabolic Diet book by Mauro G Di Pasquale
- Underground Bodyopus: Militant Weight Loss & Recomposition book by Dan Duchaine
- Effect of Low-Fat vs Low-Carbohydrate Diet on 12-Month Weight Loss in Overweight Adults and the Association With Genotype Pattern or Insulin Secretion: The DIETFITS Randomized Clinical Trial
- Fasting for Weight Lossby Dr. Mike Roussell
- Can Fasting Fast-Track Your Fat Loss?Men’s Health article by Dr. Mike Roussell
- Ask The Macro Manager: Super-Low Carb or Intermittent Fasting?BodyBuilding article by Dr. Mike Roussell
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