Diet and Nutrition

Author Archives: Dr. John Berardi

What You Should Know About Intermittent Fasting

In fitness circles, the concept of intermittent fasting (IF) is catching like wildfire, and it’s no surprise as to why. There is some intriguing new published research showing that IF may offer a host of health and body composition benefits. Additionally, a small but growing group of IF experimenters are swearing by these relatively new fat-loss techniques, techniques that include skipping meals and sometimes going entire days without eating! Read More »

A Man’s Guide to Getting His Woman In Shape


Guys, let’s face the facts. If you plan on spending the better part of your life banging away at the iron, you’re going to want your woman to join in on the fun. Sure, you might not always want her as a training partner. But you’ll definitely want her paying some attention to her health and her body composition. And ... Read More »

Nutrition for Wrestlers & Fighters – A Telesminar with Dr John Berardi and Michael Fry


If you’re a hard training combat or grappling athlete, you’ve simply gotta read this article It comes to us from Dr John Berardi and Michael Fry, co-authors of The Grappler’s Guide to Sports Nutrition, a new book detailing exactly how wrestlers and grapplers of all types should be eating and supplementing to opttimize their body weight during both training and ... Read More »

The Science of Nutrient Timing, Part II


First published at, Apr 9 2004. Note – You can read part 1 here – The Science of Nutrient Timing, Part I Nutrient Timing – The Growth Phase After protein and carbohydrate have been provided during the Energy and Anabolic Phases, the net protein balance of the body shifted toward the positive; muscle glycogen restored, catabolism blunted and anabolism increased, ... Read More »

Bedtime Story – Consumer Report


Do you remember back when your momma read bedtime stories to you? You know, illustrated children’s books spinning tales of old Gepetto and Pinnochio, Jack and his Beanstalk, and Raskolnikov and his Crime and his Punishment. What’s that? No one ever read Crime and Punishment to you? Okay, just kidding about that one, but in all seriousness, one of the ... Read More »