I just saw the link for Mat Lalonde's (aka the Kraken) appearance on Jimmy Moore's Ask The Low-Carb Experts podcast. Reading the topics they covered have me pretty excited about this ... Mat takes his "I'm a hardcore Harvard PhD biochem" bad self to Jimmy's world and talks food quality, carbs, and calories.
Have you listened to the podcast? What's your takeaway?
asked byBeth_WeightMaven (15013)
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on March 09, 2012
at 11:46 PM
I do like that he takes back what he says and does previously that does not work. The few things I took away are:
Intermittent fasting should be intermittent, NOT chronic.
Chronic carbohydrate restriction can cause your body to send starvation signals to it's central whatchamacallit (I did NOT go to Harvard, so apologies), especially if you do intense exercise etc.
Sometimes lifting and walking are great - metcons or HIIT can be counterproductive (I think he said this).
Vegetarians are not to be considered unhealthy automatically just because they don't eat meat (I think he even referenced Aravind in there).
Cold thermogenesis as outlined in the 4 Hour Body may be counterproductive for fat loss according to him. He mentioned chronic exposure causing increased subcutaneous fat gain to serve as insulation - as seen in the Inuit.
I note a consistent trend in his interview - chronic stresses whether they be over/undernutrition - over/under exercise - over/under carb intake etc. can cause ill health while acute stresses can be beneficial, if done right.
on March 09, 2012
at 10:37 PM
Good talk. I like that he's open about his own mistakes as well as his successes! I like that he can admit that "Yeah that doesn't work".
I've tried IF and it sucked, was horrible. I agree 100% that acutely for a healthy person it's probably OK. For a fat guy? No.
Love the Kraken!