This week, Dr Spencer Nadolsky is the guest on The Food For Fitness Podcast. He is a medical doctor, fitness writer and advocate of evidence-based nutrition. Known by many as ‘The Dr Who Lifts’, Spencer has a background in exercise science and he now specialises in weight loss and cholesterol. He is leading proponent of using resistance training and good nutrition as a form of medicine to try and tackle the growing obesity crisis.
In this episode, Spencer explains how he teaches his patients about the benefits of training and intelligent nutrition as a means to improve overall health and lifestyles. He describes why our obesogenic environment is pushing us towards weight gain, the dangers of having overweight grandparents, if Facebook is making us fat and his take on the ‘exercise vs diet debate’.
We chat about cholesterol and saturated fat and he dispels many of the myths surrounding the subject. He explains why he went vegan for a month, why Bulletproof coffee could be damaging to your health, his favourite supplements and how he went from winning a bodybuilding show to competing in a triathlon without losing any muscle or strength.