Brian St. Pierre works closely w/Dr. John Berardi & is a nutrition educator for Precision Nutrition. Brian discusses intermittent fasting, IIFYM, Paleo’s evolution, diets for Crossfit athletes, & addresses those GSP rumors -020614

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Brian St.Pierre (http://precisionnutrition.com), no relation to Georges St. Pierre ;-), works closely with Dr. John Berardi as a full-time coach and a nutrition educator at Precision Nutrition.  As part of the Precision Nutrition mission, he helps to deliver life-changing, research-driven nutrition coaching for everyone.

Brian is a Registered Dietitian and received his Bachelor’s in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Maine, where he also received his Master’s in Food Science and Human Nutrition.  He is a Certified Sports Nutritionist as well as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

Brian worked for three years at Cressey Performance as the head Sports Nutritionist and as a Strength and Conditioning Coach, working with hundreds of athletes and recreational exercisers of all types.  During this time, he also authored the Show and Go Nutrition Guide, Ultimate Hockey Nutrition and dozens of articles for publication.
During Episode #51 of the Live Life Aggressively podcast, Brian joins Mike & Sincere to discuss:

  • Are there any real benefits to intermediate fasting, & how I.F. affects men vs. women?
  • IIFYM (“If It Fits Your Macros) diet myths
  • Why carbs get such a bad rap & are not solely responsible for driving inflammation?
  • Which type of carbs are most effective for a healthy diet?
  • How high protein/low carb diets have shown to be very detrimental to most athletes?
  • How the Paleo movement has evolved in terms of its view on carbs intake
  • What is the most optimal diet for Crossfit athletes?
  • Brian shares his baseline food intake measurement that has proven very successful for his clients & how you can utilize the same method with your dietary goals
  • The misconception of theories such as “calories in vs. calories out” & “not all calories are the same”
  • Brian discusses the importance of sleep, recovery & the importance of  optimizing your sleep environment
  • What is the most optimal time to go to sleep & how to effectively approach optimal sleep if your naturally a “night owl?”
  • Are there really any health benefits to taking naps?
  • What exactly is overtraining vs. under-recovery?
  • Are blood tests really helpful or a hindrance, in terms of dialing in your nutrition?
  • What are the baseline supplement recommendations Brian suggests for his clients?
  • How much water should you really be drinking everyday, and does coffee and tea really count towards your daily water intake?
  • Brian takes on the confusion over controversial “the benefits or dangers of fluoride”  and whether or not “coffee is a diuretic”

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