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 for links to everything mentioned in each show along with additional free nutrition and fat loss resources.
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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.”

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