47 – Robb Wolf on his Blood Glucose Monitoring Experiment, Ketones and Myostatin Inhibition, and High Intensity Strength Training

Robb Wolf at Paleo f(x)
Robb Wolf at Paleo f(x) (via LauraSchoenfeldRD.com)

Robb Wolf is a former research biochemist and review editor for the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism, is the New York Times Best-Selling Author of The Paleo Solution, and is a renowned expert in the field of ancestral health and fitness.

Having been a former California State Powerlifting Champion, he coaches and consults with world-class athletes and Olympians across a variety of sports, and he serves on the board of Directors/Advisors for Specialty Health Inc., Paleo f(x), and Paleo Magazine. Robb has also conducted seminars in nutrition, strength, and conditioning with a number of entities including NASA, Naval Special Warfare, the Canadian Light Infantry and the United States Marine Corps.

His new book, Wired to Eat, comes out this year on March 8 in the UK, and on March 21 in the US – early birds can receive launch bonuses by pre-ordering the book here.

Wired to Eat by Robb Wolf
Wired to Eat by Robb Wolf

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In this episode, we cover:

  • Why it’s harder to get into the Navy Seals than into the NFL
  • The diet wars: calories in and calories out versus low-carb and high-fat
  • How to eat well on a budget for maximum nutritional efficiency
  • Optimal supplementation and which nutrients to watch out for
  • What biomarkers you should be tracking to optimize improvement, and more!

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Show Notes

  • Why does Robb say it’s harder to get into the Navy Seals versus into the NFL? [5:05]
  • Robb talks about his new book, Wired to Eat [8:58]
  • What you can do to optimize sleep [13:38]
  • Skyler Tanner asks Robb about his recent blood glucose monitoring self-experiment [16:48]
  • Robb talks about lentils, other types of carbohydrate intake, fibre, and their effects on blood glucose levels [21:11]
  • Lawrence and Robb talk about the diet wars: calories in and calories out versus low-carb, high-fat [25:28]
  • Jay Vincent asks Robb about ketones and myostatin inhibition vis-a-vis carbohydrate intake and muscle gain [37:47]
  • What are the most cost-effective foods in terms of nutritional density? [44:49]
  • How can you fuel yourself in the most efficient way possible? [47:06]
  • Robb’s quick take on the conventional-versus-organic food debate [49:16]
  • Lawrence and Rob talk about supplementation and optimizing biomarkers [50:43]
  • Does Robb think there’s an optimal time to donate blood? [56:29]
  • What’s Robb’s take on high-intensity strength training? [57:50]
  • Robb talks about business and productivity [1:03:53]
  • What do the first 90 minutes of Robb’s day look like? [1:06:40]
  • What’s the best investment of time, energy, or money Robb has ever made? [1:08:17]

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