Danny is the founder of Sigma Nutrition and the host of Sigma Nutrition Radio, a highly rated podcast on iTunes, where he has discussed today’s topic, science based weight loss, several times. Danny earned his master’s degree (MSc.) in Nutritional Sciences from University College Cork, during which time he completed his research thesis directly under the world-renowned vitamin D researcher, Professor Kevin Cashman. He has also completed a BSc. Degree in Biology and Physics Education and spent a year teaching these subjects. In this field he works as a performance nutritionist to professional MMA fighters, professional boxers and competitive powerlifters and has consulted with several teams across a range of sports. Outside of the nutrition world, Danny is a drug-free powerlifter, BJJ blue belt and a life-long Arsenal fan.
In this episode we discuss a range of key topics surrounding the hotly contested topic of science based weight loss, especially the calorie balance versus carbohydrate restriction debate.
- Topics discussed include:
- steps to formulate effective nutrition strategies
- principles that underpin calorie balance
- principles that underpin carbohydrate restriction
- common misconceptions surrounding calorie balance and carbohydrate restriction
- setting priorities for effect weight loss
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Danny has discussed content that relates to the scientific weight loss on his own radio show that you may be interested in to learn more on the scientific rationale behind effective weight loss. Here are the links to a few relevant episodes of Sigma Nutrition radio:
#166 Stephen Guyanet PhD – The neuroscience of over-eating and regulation of calorie balance
#210 Professor Tim Noakes and Martin McDonald – Carbohydrate intake, insulin resistance and body fat regulation
#223 Professor Chris Gardner – DIETFITS Trial 018