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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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Feb 22, 2017

Welcome to Episode 5 of the Dr. Mike Show. Today, I am joined by special guest, Dr. Heather Leidy. Heather is an associate professor and the director of the clinical research center at Perdue University. She has a bachelors degree in biology, along with masters and PhD in physiology both from Penn State University. Colleague and friend of mine for several years now, Heather is also a strongman competitor. For those of you who have read the MetaShred Diet book, I reference a fair amount of Heather’s research.

In This Episode We'll Discuss

  • Protein and the lies that people tell about protein
  • What it takes to be a research scientist and a strong man competitor
  • Satiety, hunger, fullness, and appetite
  • Protein shakes
  • Post-workout protein
  • Breakfast: skipping vs. conventional vs. high protein
  • Dr. Leidy's current research and training schedule

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EPISODE 005 - LINKS FROM THE SHOW:

EPISODE 005 - SHOW NOTES:

  • 00:00 - Welcome to the show. Dr. Mike says hello, and introduces special guest Heather Leidy, PhD. Today's topics: protein, feeling full, the lies that people tell about protein, and what it takes to be a research scientist and a strong man competitor
  • 00:30 - Introduction to the show, Co-Host Chris Dominello is snowed in :(
  • 01:45 - Today’s sponsor (Cerevan) is introduced. Heather’s bio and background is discussed
  • 04:00 - Heather and Dr. Mike continue chatting about Heather’s background, including the Strongman competition
  • 05:35 - Heather goes into her background and discusses her first clinical study
  • 10:15 - Dr. Mike has questions for Heather about protein
  • 13:00 - Dr. Mike and Heather discuss hunger hormones and exercise, weight loss, low vs. higher protein diets
  • 19:30 - Dr. Mike and Heather continue their discussion on protein and discuss variety
  • 23:00 - Dr. Mike and Heather discuss satiety, hunger, fullness, and appetite
  • 27:10 - Heather discusses common misunderstandings about protein
  • 31:30 - Even more protein! Heather discusses why she does not do protein shakes
  • 34:10 - Post workout protein is discussed
  • 37:00 - Heather  discusses her current research
  • 40:30 - Skipping breakfast / normal breakfast / high protein breakfast are discussed
  • 45:40 - Dr. Mike asks guest Heather about her training schedule, how she finds the time as a mother, and more
  • 48:40 - Wrap up, Dr. Mike thanks special guest Heather for being a part of the show

Thank you for listening! Please rate and review on iTunes. Post any questions or comments below. We love to hear your feedback!!

Feb 1, 2017

Welcome to Episode 4 of the Dr. Mike Show. In this episode we are joined by Men’s Health Fitness Advisor and physical therapist, Bill Hartman P.T., C.S.C.S. This past year, I helped Bill lose 37lbs leading up to his 50th birthday. We discuss things he learned from his transformation and how he has been able to keep the weight off.

In This Episode You’ll Learn

  • How transforming your body leads into other areas of your life
  • How meditation helps fight food cravings
  • How Bill ended up losing 37 pounds when he only thought he needed to lose 20lbs
  • Creating post weight loss goals that guarantee you never lose your abs
  • The one thing you should stop doing - related to your health and fitness

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EPISODE 004 - LINKS FROM THE SHOW:

EPISODE 004 - SHOW NOTES:

  • 00:00 - Welcome to the show / Dr. Mike and Chris Dominello say hello / Special guest Bill Hartman is introduced
  • 00:15 - Topics of the day are introduced (how transforming your body leads into other areas of your life / the one thing you should stop doing related to your health and fitness
  • 01:19 - Show sponsors are introduced (Neuro Coffee)
  • 01:36 - Today's giveaway (A month’s supply of Neuro Coffee!)
  • 02:43 - Dr. Mike and Bill talk about Neuro Coffee
  • 06:34 - Chris Dominello, Dr. Mike, and Bill continue to discuss Neuro Coffee
  • 11:30 - Dr. Mike discusses Bill’s Background
  • 18:00 - Dr. Mike and Bill continue their discussion, and discuss Bill’s plan to achieve 5% body fat by age 50.
  • 26:00 - Dr. Mike, Bill, and Chris continue their discussion. Small changes and motivation are discussed. Also ice cream and tacos!
  • 28:30 - Weight loss and motivation discussion continues, with Chris Dominello’s favorite topic: Pizza!
  • 31:30 - Dr. Mike and Bill discuss meditation and morning rituals and the brain.
  • 37:00 - The Meditation app Headspace is discussed briefly.
  • 39:48 - The question ‘How much weight should I lose?’ is discussed, along with goals and muscle loss during weight loss and behavior directed approach vs. ‘end goal’ thinking.
  • 42:04 - Post weight loss goals and a pizza eating contest is discussed.
  • 47:30 - Discussion of post weight loss goals continue, also imaginary dessert!
  • 47:50 - Dr. Mike asks special guest about what he wishes people would do more of related to health and fitness, and what he wishes people would do less of.
  • 51:02 - Dr. Mike and Bill discuss IFAST University and wrap up their discussion.

Thank you for listening! Please rate and review on iTunes. Post any questions or comments below. We love to hear your feedback!!

Jan 18, 2017

Welcome to the 3rd episode of The Dr. Mike Show.  I’m joined by my co-host Chris Dominello for a Key Topic/Q&A episode. The key topic we discuss is The "What the Hell" Effect, setting big fat loss goals, and then I'll answer reader questions regarding nutrient absorption, and the post-exercise insulin window.

In This Episode You’ll Learn

  • What are the effects of the ‘Eat and Eat Again’ rule on hunger?
  • What is the ‘What the Hell?’ effect?
  • Should you set big, audacious fat loss goals?
  • Do nutrients compete for absorption?
  • What is the post exercise insulin window?
  • What is the best time of day to take supplements?

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

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Neuro Coffee (TM) 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 (TM) you can enjoy that morning ritual even more knowing that it is helping your brain health. Neuro Coffee (TM) 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.

EPISODE 003 - LINKS FROM THE SHOW:

Jan 9, 2017

Welcome to the 2nd episode of The Dr. Mike Show.  I’m joined by my co-host Chris Dominello for a Key Topic/Q&A episode. The key topic we discuss is The Eat and Eat Again Rule, and then I'll answer reader questions regarding gaining weight during the winter months, and pre-workout supplementation.

In This Episode You’ll Learn

  • The Eat and Eat Again Rule
  • Neuro Coffee Giveaway
  • The Metashred Diet
  • Are the winter months making you fat?
  • Are pre-workout powders beneficial, or a waste of money?

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

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Neuro Coffee (TM) 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 (TM) you can enjoy that morning ritual even more knowing that it is helping your brain health. Neuro Coffee (TM) 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.

KEY TOPIC - The Eat and Eat Again Rule

So today is another key topics show, and the key topic today is the “Eat and Eat Again” rule. Whenever I’m talking to a large audience, the “Eat and Eat Again” rule is something that I always like to stress, and talk about, because it’s really simple.  When people are talking about, “How can I change my life?” “How can I improve my nutrition?” you need something actionable. I really dislike nutrition information that’s not actionable. Stuff like, “Eat less saturated fat”, “Eat less sodium”.  To me, that advice is worthless - because you don’t eat saturated fat, you eat foods. Trying to eat less sodium is so abstract that it’s near impossible.

The “Eat and Eat Again" rule is very simple - you can eat as much food as you want, at a given meal, as long as you’re willing to eat that same amount of food two or three hours later.  So, when you look at your meal size, this is a great way to prevent you from from falling into this “feast and famine” cycle.  The feast and famine cycle is when you have a massive lunch, and because you're so full, you eat a very small amount of food at dinner, but then after dinner you end up eating again because you’re very hungry, or the next morning you eat another very large meal.  This “large meal, small meal, large meal, small meal”, this “feast and famine” cycle is something that we really want to get away from.  With the “Eat and Eat Again” rule, you just need to be really honest with yourself.  When you sit down to a meal, say to yourself, “If I eat this whole thing, could I eat a similar amount of food in two or three hours?”  The “Eat and Eat Again” rule regulates your portions if you’re honest with yourself. I like it because it’s very simple, there’s no calorie counting, there’s no anything. Just look at the amount of food that you’re eating and say “Could I eat this same amount in two or three hours?” If the answer is no, then you need to reduce the size of the meal you are eating.

That’s your challenge over the next three days - implement the “Eat and Eat Again” rule. Don’t worry about anything else, just implement the “Eat and Eat Again” rule at every single meal.  This is a good test, because if you are unable to do that for the next three or four days, then that should be a good message to you that you need to focus your efforts - not on carb-cycling or ketogenic diets, or whether all of your food is organic. None of this.  That’s the micro, let’s focus on this macro - the “Eat and Eat Again” rule.  I’m interested to hear how it goes. Post comments below or hit me up on Instagram or Twitter @mikeroussell.

EPISODE 002 - LINKS FROM THE SHOW:

EPISODE 002 - SHOW NOTES:

  • Welcome to the show, overview of topics (Eat and eat again rule, are winter months making you fat? and pre-workout supplements) 00:30
  • Introduction of Dr. Mike Roussell (Dr. Mike) and Chris Dominello - new giveaway! (2:30)
  • Giveaway details - this week is a bag of Neurocoffee! http://getneurocoffee.com (3:35)
  • Dr. Mike discusses the “Eat and Eat Again” rule (4:30)
  • Chris Dominello talks about step-by-step processes and how they are easier to integrate into our lives (5:30)
  • Dr. Mike goes into detail about the “Eat and Eat Again” rule, pizza is discussed! (7:30)
  • Dr. Mike and Chris discuss portion size and more pizza! (8:45)
  • Dr. Mike discusses low carb diets and desire to eat (11:30)
  • Dr. Mike talks about eating out at restaurants, portion size, and how it relates to the “Eat and Eat Again” rule (13:10)
  • Reader questions. First question - Winter fat? (17:35)
  • Second reader question - Pre-Workout supplements (24:02)
  • Dr. Mike and Chris continue to discuss pre-workout supplements and Planet Fitness (28:00)
  • Dr. Mike continues discussion of pre-workout supplements, including beta-alanine (30:27)
  • Dr. Mike and Chris wrap up the show! (33:30)

Thank you for listening! Please rate and review on iTunes. Post any questions or comments below. We love to hear your feedback!!

Dec 28, 2016

Welcome to the inaugural episode of the Dr. Mike Show. I’m joined by my co-host Chris Dominello for a Key Topic/Q&A episode. The key topic we discuss is the Hierarchy of Carbohydrates. I then answer reader questions about breakfast, protein powder for kids, and using protein powder to build more muscle.

In This Episode You’ll Learn

  • How to use the Hierarchy of Carbohydrates to simplify what carbs you prioritize in your diet and how much of them you should consume.
  • How to put together fast protein-packed breakfasts.
  • If protein powder is safe for kids to use.
  • If protein supplements will help you build muscle after your workouts.

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

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Neuro Coffee (TM) 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 (TM) you can enjoy that morning ritual even more knowing that it is helping your brain health. Neuro Coffee (TM) 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.

KEY TOPIC - HIERARCHY OF CARBOHYDRATES

This simple hierarchy is based on the fact that since not all carbs are created equal, there is a spectrum in which you can restrict them. Foods at the top of the list are more carb- and calorie-dense while containing fewer nutrients. As you move down the list, foods become less carb- and calorie-dense while containing more nutrients—these are the foods you want to pile on your plate.

EPISODE 001 - LINKS FROM THE SHOW:

EPISODE 001 - SHOW NOTES:

  • How Dr. Mike and Chris met [00:07:16] 
  • Chris’ background [00:10:47]
  • Concept of the Hierarchy of Carbohydrates [00:14:25] 
  • Easy way to get vegetables and fruits in your diet [00:18:46]  
  • Tips on how to feed kids vegetables [00:24:05] 
  • Q&A: Quick, easy, and healthy breakfast options [00:26:34] 
  • Q&A: Is protein powder safe for kids? [00:34:26] 
  • Q&A: Are supplements a good choice for protein intake? [00:37:05] 

Thank you for listening! Please rate and review on iTunes. Post any questions or comments below. We love to hear your feedback!!

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