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Oct 2, 2023

This episode is for all of you fitness and science nerds out there. Alan Aragon is a nutrition researcher and educator well known for his evidence-based approach to health. He has over 30 years of experience in the field, designing fitness programs for recreational and professional athletes and people who just want to look and feel their best. Alan also writes a monthly research review (AARR) providing cutting-edge theoretical and practical information to the general public. His work has been published in popular magazines like Men’s Health as well as peer-reviewed scientific literature. 

Here’s the juice:

  • What flexible dieting is and why there’s no such thing as one ideal diet for all of humankind 

  • How to combine flexible dieting with the parameters that we know work scientifically, like eating a certain amount of protein or fiber

  • The science of fat loss – how to lose weight the slow, healthy way

  • How to find what your maintenance calories are

  • Why high protein hurting your kidneys is a myth, and we get into other nutrition myths that bug Alan

  • If metabolic adaptation is a real thing

  • How it makes sense for some people to add more calories when trying to lose weight

  • Why intermittent fasting isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

  • Why women MUST eat breakfast, especially those with PCOS

  • How much protein you actually need per day

  • When you should actually be eating more carbohydrates

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