How Are Nutrition and Politics Similar?

Hi everyone. This is a speech I performed at my local Toastmaster’s club. I talk about the parallels between nutrition and politics, specifically how we discuss them. I offer solutions at the end to mitigate the frustration and divide we see in these two areas. It’s not a perfect speech, and I will be refining it over time, but I think it has some useful information, so I hope you enjoy!

(2) Dr. Berger and Kelli Michelle MS drop knowledge bombs on just about everything

We’re back with the second part to to our extra long podcast with Dr. Berger and Kelli Michelle! If you missed it the first time, I embeded the youtube video to the whole interview again. Enjoy and thanks for watching!

0:00 Introduction
5:45 The importance of energy balance for body comp. goals
15:46 Measuring calorie burn during exercise and after
24:15 Energy balance is the largest determinant of weight change
25:25 Understanding psychology is important for success
27:00 How often should you get your hormones tested?
31:30 Are we overestimating the value of hormones for growth?
32:50 Is muscle soreness an indicator for muscle growth?
37:48 The confusion around general population and athlete studies
40:38 Why some nutrition fads actually work (unfortunately)
43:14 Recent ACSM blog post on protein supplements
45:00 Living in a “Diabetic World”
47:14 Healthy eating can be easy and craving-free
53:10 Does the number of meals eaten per day affect hunger?
58:34 The science behind insulin, and why it’s not making you fat
1:02:50 Is sitting killing us?
1:07:43 Are squats bad for your knees? (lolz, no)
1:10:50 What is a diet break? Who should do one?
1:17:10 Does disordered eating exist with flexible dieting/IIFYM?
1:21:20 Strategies for minor disordered eating habits
1:32:16 What can be done to solve the obesity crisis?
1:45:00 Kelli signs off (social media and website)
1:46:10 Lightning round of questions for Dr. B
1:51:20 Is the anabolic window true? Is it important?
2:04:00 Wrap up and thanks for watching!

(1) Dr. Berger and Kelli Michelle MS drop knowledge bombs on just about everything

Welcome back to the Agora Bodkast! We’re talking with Dr. Christopher Berger and Kelli Michelle MS about a wide array of health, exercise, and nutrition topics! Our discussion is a bit all over the place, but I think you’ll find something in there to take away and learn from! Please enjoy, like, and subscribe to itunes and my youtube channel for more content!

0:00 Introduction
5:45 The importance of energy balance for body comp. goals
15:46 Measuring calorie burn during exercise and after
24:15 Energy balance is the largest determinant of weight change
25:25 Understanding psychology is important for success
27:00 How often should you get your hormones tested?
31:30 Are we overestimating the value of hormones for growth?
32:50 Is muscle soreness an indicator for muscle growth?
37:48 The confusion around general population and athlete studies
40:38 Why some nutrition fads actually work (unfortunately)
43:14 Recent ACSM blog post on protein supplements
45:00 Living in a “Diabetic World”
47:14 Healthy eating can be easy and craving-free
53:10 Does the number of meals eaten per day affect hunger?
58:34 The science behind insulin, and why it’s not making you fat
1:02:50 Is sitting killing us?
1:07:43 Are squats bad for your knees? (lolz, no)
1:10:50 What is a diet break? Who should do one?
1:17:10 Does disordered eating exist with flexible dieting/IIFYM?
1:21:20 Strategies for minor disordered eating habits
1:32:16 What can be done to solve the obesity crisis?
1:45:00 Kelli signs off (social media and website)
1:46:10 Lightning round of questions for Dr. B
1:51:20 Is the anabolic window true? Is it important?
2:04:00 Wrap up and thanks for watching!

Why Do You Train? Powerlifters Connor and Wesley

I launched a new series on Youtube entitled “Why Do You…”. I explore the different forms of fitness and interview athletes and individuals about what it is that pulls them to the sport and/or activities that they’re so involved in and passionate about. The goal of this series is to help readers (that’s you!) to understand that there are so many ways to exercise, move, and stay in shape, there is bound to be something that you enjoy. So come along with me and see why fitness, in all of its forms, is amazing!

The first video is with my friends Wesley and Connor. They’re both powerlifters and very involved in the sport. We go into their origins from bodybuilding to making the transition and we learn about what it is about lifting that keeps them coming back to the weight room nearly every day.