Jake: Hey, I’m Jake of Body by Jake with your nutrition tip of the day. I’m here with Dr. P. He’s got some answers, and I’ve got a question. What do you say doctor?
This one is an interesting one, You know the way the times are, there are influencers, right? And trends…what’s real and what’s not?
Dr. P.: It’s not real. There’s great information out there, without a doubt. There’s good information. But as well, there’s some half signs out there too. I know.
I personally, I’m not an influencer. I’m more of a disruptive. Somebody says to me “chicken is bad,” and I say to them “What? Chickens’ been around a long time, what’s changed?” Somebody says to me? “Oh fruit? Fruit will make you fat!” and I’m thinking “how long has an apple been around.” I mean at least since Adam and Eve, I mean it’s been around a while.
So I think understanding that food science has been around for, you know, a good billion years, right and no foods really changed over the course of time. Nothing really makes you fat, it’s all moderate patterns.
You can read the Instagrammer information, but understand what is sustainable. Like, what really suits your lifestyle.
Recently, you know, you’ve heard keto diet( which really isn’t keto dieting). It’s really high fat-high protein, which is really originally Atkins back in the day. But some guys now says is it’s Keto and you should be in ketosis as a bodybuilder. And I was a Mr. North America and we would use these moments in ketosis. Maybe I could hang out in there for four hours without first losing my mind.
There’s no woman caught in ketosis. Ketosis is where you start to manage your low carbohydrate. No sugar in you whatsoever. So it’s just like, literally meat, right? And your body starts using fat as an energy source. It has a very high rate but it adversely affects cognitive focus. It really messes up mood. It’s crazy with attention span and energy levels.
There’s nobody that’s a civilian that’s going to find ketosis and hang out there for days at a time. And it’s not healthy. Intermittent fasting – another debunker.
So I introduce you to one of my NBA guys and he says “You know, I just finished the game. It’s 11 o’clock at night and I played most of the game, and I’m a little tired and but it’s 11:00p.m.
So I’m thinking, maybe I just shouldn’t eat. Come on! Bad idea? Good idea? Let’s say I talk to you and I say, hey, you know, I’m waking up early. I’m going out for a four-hour cycling, training pattern out on the road and it’s 5 a.m. But it’s so early, I’m thinking maybe I just shouldn’t.” Eat your food – food is not adversarial, you know.
The intermittent fasting, maybe it has a place within the medical industry. If you have a disease, if you’re sedentary. Maybe keto dieting, again maybe it has its place, but it’s more in the medical environment.
So be careful and you know. You only have three nutrients, right? Fats, proteins and carbohydrates. Find balance. Get your food and stay hydrated and don’t look at food as the devil.
Jake: I love it! Beautiful Dr. P! You heard it from the pro! Stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit. It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit. Don’t quit. Have a great day.