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The Dr. Mike Show

Nutrition, weight loss, and healthy eating advice from national renowned nutrition expert Dr. Mike Roussell. Dr. Mike is a nutrition advisor for both Men’s Health and Shape Magazines and has authored multiple nutrition and weight loss books. On The Dr. Mike Show, along with his co-host Chris Dominello, Dr. Mike interviews nutrition and fitness experts and researchers from across the country - giving you the practical health, nutrition, and wellness tips that you need to optimization your health journey. Visit mikeroussell.com for links to everything mentioned in each show along with additional free nutrition and fat loss resources.
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Aug 29, 2018

 

Greg Hammond is the director of Motor and Action Sports at Concept2, a sports and fitness manufacturing company based in Morrisville, Vermont and most recognized for their rowing and “erg” products. He was first introduced to the company and the erg products while attending college to obtain his bachelor’s degree in Health Science. Since 1996, he has worked closely with the motocross, mixed martial arts, and CrossFit markets as well as multiple police and fire departments.

 

Greg joins me today to share his journey into CrossFit and using BikeErgs and SkiErgs to improve his workout routine. He shares how he became inspired to start his fitness journey and what it was like to attend one of the first Level 1 CrossFit seminars. He also shares why it’s important for people to remain diligent and dedicated to getting fit and healthy - even if they do not see the immediate results they desire - as well as how new athletes and fitness enthusiasts can easily incorporate fitness into their lifestyle to improve their health.

 

“Everyone’s got to find what their goal is and use that to get them started, then maybe shift it to something that is more appropriate later.” - Greg Hammond


This week on the Dr. Mike Show:

 

  • His experience with CrossFit training.
  • The history of Concept2’s rowing products.
  • How he became interested in fitness.
  • The impact that CrossFit enthusiasts have had on the growing popularity of rowing machines and SkiErgs.
  • His experience with attending one of the first Level 1 CrossFit seminars.
  • How his fitness goals and perspective have evolved over the years.
  • Lessons he has learned from working with high-performing athletes.
  • Unique characteristics of top performing athletes.
  • The importance of striving to improve y our health and fitness - even if you don’t achieve all of your fitness goals.
  • The origin story of the SkiErg.
  • How the SkiErg gained popularity throughout the fitness industry.
  • Why he enjoys using the SkiErg during his workouts.
  • Types of workouts you can do while using the SkiErg and BikeErg.
  • Tips for fitness beginners using the SkiErg and BikeErg products.

 

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Be sure grab your copy of Men’s Health The MetaShred Diet: Your 29-Day Rapid Fat-Loss Plan. Simple. Effective. Amazing. book, join the LeanOS fitness coaching program, or  visit our website for even more tips and strategies to quickly and effectively lose weight while optimizing your health, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

 

Aug 22, 2018

 

Welcome to the first segment of the Ask Dr. Mike series - the series where I answer your most pressing questions regarding nutrition, lifestyle, and achieving your health, fitness, and wellness goals.

 

Today, I’m answering some of the most thought-provoking questions you submitted across multiple social media platforms related to your nutrition goals as well as my health habits for myself and my family. I explain why I believe you should not take BCAA amino-acids before or during your workout routine and when you should take them to get the most benefit. I explain where beans “fit into” the hierarchy of carbohydrates and why I consider them a source of whole-grain carbs. I also share tips on how to instill good eating habits in your kids to help them make better, more nutritious food-related decisions.


“Amino-acids are digested too quickly to take before your workout and will peak in your bloodstream during your training.” - Dr. Mike Roussell


 

This week on the Dr. Mike Show:

 

  • The protein powders I consistently use and why they are my favorites.
  • The appropriate time to take BCAA amino-acids and why you should not take them before or during your workout.
  • How I use BCAA amino-acids to maximize my muscle-building workouts.
  • Healthy snack options I enjoy.
  • Tips for buying healthy beef jerky products.
  • Why I consider beans as a whole-grain carb.
  • The one thing I do for my health that others may find strange.
  • How blue light impacts your natural ability to fall asleep and get a restful night’s sleep.
  • My current training and cardio workout routine.
  • How to instill good eating habits with your kids.
  • The truth about artificial sweeteners and their impact on your health.
  • Top 3 tips for avoiding the “Dad Bod.”


Resources Mentioned:

 



The Dr. Mike Show is Brought to You by Neuro Coffee

 

Neuro Coffee is a high octane brain supplement infused into great coffee.

 

It contains a patented extract from the coffee fruit, which has been clinically shown to increase levels of brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) after taking. BDNF acts to grow and repair neurons in the brain and the body. As we age, BDNF decreases. Age related diseases of the brain (e.g. age related memory loss) are often associated with low levels of BDNF. Aging in general, stress, and lack of sleep also negatively impact BDNF.

 

Coffee drinkers never miss their morning cup of coffee, and now with Neuro Coffee you can enjoy that morning ritual even more knowing that it is helping your brain health. Neuro Coffee is roasted in small batches. Click here to start getting your monthly supply of Neuro Coffee. Dr. Mike Show listeners can use the coupon code DRMIKE10 to save 10% on their first order.

 

Love the show? Let us know!

 

Thanks for tuning into the Dr. Mike Show! If you enjoyed this episode, please head over to iTunes to leave us a rate and review. Subscribe to the show so you never miss an episode and don’t forget to share your favorite episodes on social media.

 

Be sure grab your copy of Men’s Health The MetaShred Diet: Your 29-Day Rapid Fat-Loss Plan. Simple. Effective. Amazing. book,  visit our website for even more tips and strategies to quickly and effectively lose weight while optimizing your health, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

 

Aug 15, 2018

 

Welcome to part three of the MetaShred diet deep dive series - the series that provides an inside glimpse of the philosophy and mission behind the MetaShred diet and how it can help you lose weight quickly, safely, and effectively.

 

On today’s episode, I share lifestyle X-factors - the things you can do each day - to maximize fat loss. I explain what rate limiting steps are and how they impact your ability to lose weight and the connection between sleep deprivation, stress management, and your metabolism. I also explain how nutrition audibles, S.O.S. breathing techniques, and creating a “fat loss culture” can help you take the brakes off and remove rate-limiting steps that are preventing you from achieving your weight loss goals so you can accelerate your fat loss.


“Oftentimes, you have all of your diet stuff dialed-in, but it’s some of the lifestyle factors that are hindering you.” - Dr. Mike Roussell



This week on the Dr. Mike Show:

 

  • What the “rate-limiting step” is and how it relates to weight loss.
  • How sleep impacts your metabolism and your ability to lose weight.
  • How much sleep your body needs to improve your metabolism.
  • How to optimize your sleep schedule.
  • The difference between physiological hunger, stress-induced hunger, and sleep deprivation-induced hunger.
  • How chronic stress impacts your metabolism, appetite, and ability to lose weight.
  • What is “stress inoculation” and how it can help you cope and reduce stress.
  • What nutrition audibles are and how they helps you maintain your fat loss diet program during unexpected meal plan changes.
  • The concept of “surfing the urge” and how it helps you overcome the urge to derail your weight loss plan.
  • How the S.O.S. Breathing technique helps you manage stress so you can stay on track with your weight loss program.
  • Understanding “fat loss cultures” and why it is critical for getting the support you need to lose weight successfully.

 

Resources Mentioned:

 



The Dr. Mike Show is Brought to You by Neuro Coffee

 

Neuro Coffee is a high octane brain supplement infused into great coffee.

 

It contains a patented extract from the coffee fruit, which has been clinically shown to increase levels of brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) after taking. BDNF acts to grow and repair neurons in the brain and the body. As we age, BDNF decreases. Age related diseases of the brain (e.g. age related memory loss) are often associated with low levels of BDNF. Aging in general, stress, and lack of sleep also negatively impact BDNF.

 

Coffee drinkers never miss their morning cup of coffee, and now with Neuro Coffee you can enjoy that morning ritual even more knowing that it is helping your brain health. Neuro Coffee is roasted in small batches. Click here to start getting your monthly supply of Neuro Coffee. Dr. Mike Show listeners can use the coupon code DRMIKE10 to save 10% on their first order.

 

Love the show? Let us know!

 

Thanks for tuning into the Dr. Mike Show! If you enjoyed this episode, please head over to iTunes to leave us a rate and review. Subscribe to the show so you never miss an episode and don’t forget to share your favorite episodes on social media.

 

Be sure grab your copy of Men’s Health The MetaShred Diet: Your 29-Day Rapid Fat-Loss Plan. Simple. Effective. Amazing. book,  visit our website for even more tips and strategies to quickly and effectively lose weight while optimizing your health, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

 

Aug 8, 2018

 

 

 

Welcome to part two of the MetaShred diet deep dive series, the series that provides you with an insider’s glimpse of the philosophy, mission, and components that make the MetaShred diet an effective way to lose weight quickly.

 

On today’s episode, I’m debunking some of the most common myths and misconceptions about weight loss, nutrition, and exercise and explain the three fundamental strategies that make the MetaShred diet a practical, effective way to lose weight and optimize your health. I explain the difference between the cumulative and constrained theories of total energy expenditure, what a reasonable energy gap is and how it impacts your ability to lose weight, and the true impact of “cheat meals” on your metabolism. I also explain the importance of increasing the amount of protein you eat in your diet and how the hierarchy of carbohydrates can help you create a diet plan that meets your nutritional needs while helping you achieve your weight-loss goals.

 

“There is no way that a ‘cheat meal’ is actually going to boost your metabolism to help you lose weight.” - Dr. Mike Roussell

 

This week on the Dr. Mike Show:

 

  • Why “just running off” extra calories does not always work when trying to lose weight.
  • The age when your metabolic resiliency begins to deteriorate.
  • The difference between the cumulative theory of total energy expenditure vs. the constrained theory.
  • Why increasing your level of activity may not help you lose more weight or burn more calories.
  • What it means to maintain a reasonable energy gap and how it helps you lose weight faster.
  • Why “cheat meals” do not help boost your metabolism.
  • How to continue enjoying “cheat meals” without affecting your weight-loss plan.
  • The Thermic Effect of Food and its impact on your ability to lose weight.
  • The three foundational components of an effective fat-loss plan.
  • Why regular protein intake is critical to losing weight effectively.
  • How much protein you should eat with each meal.
  • The hierarchy of carbohydrates and how it can help you create a diet plan to achieve your weight-loss goals.
  • The connection between diet and exercise and why exercise should be an interval component of any weight-loss plan.

 

Resources Mentioned:

 

 

 

The Dr. Mike Show is Brought to You by Neuro Coffee

 

Neuro Coffee is a high octane brain supplement infused into great coffee.

 

It contains a patented extract from the coffee fruit, which has been clinically shown to increase levels of brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) after taking. BDNF acts to grow and repair neurons in the brain and the body. As we age, BDNF decreases. Age related diseases of the brain (e.g. age related memory loss) are often associated with low levels of BDNF. Aging in general, stress, and lack of sleep also negatively impact BDNF.

 

Coffee drinkers never miss their morning cup of coffee, and now with Neuro Coffee you can enjoy that morning ritual even more knowing that it is helping your brain health. Neuro Coffee is roasted in small batches. Click here to start getting your monthly supply of Neuro Coffee. Dr. Mike Show listeners can use the coupon code DRMIKE10 to save 10% on their first order.

 

Love the show? Let us know!

 

Thanks for tuning into the Dr. Mike Show! If you enjoyed this episode, please head over to iTunes to leave us a rate and review. Subscribe to the show so you never miss an episode and don’t forget to share your favorite episodes on social media.

 

Be sure grab your copy of Men’s Health The MetaShred Diet: Your 29-Day Rapid Fat-Loss Plan. Simple. Effective. Amazing. book, visit our website for even more tips and strategies to quickly and effectively lose weight while optimizing your health, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

 

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