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Think you should eat less often if you want to lose weight? Think again says Dan Benardot, our guest for this podcast.

Dan Benardot, PhD is an internationally-recognized expert on nutrition, especially as nutrition pertains to peak athletic performance. Dr. Benardot has served as a nutritionist for a number of US Olympic teams, including Track and Field, Ice Skating and Gymnastics. In recognition of this work, he received the Outstanding Educator Award following the US gymnastic team’s 1996 Gold Medal. In 1997, he became the first American appointed to the Medical Commission of the international governing body for gymnastics. Dr. Benardot served for a number of years as a nutritionist for the Atlanta Falcons, culminating in the team’s 2017 National Football Conference Championship. In addition to teaching, Dr. Benardot has written a number of books, co-authored the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Dietitians of Canada and the American College of Sports Medicine joint position paper on “Nutrition and Athletic Performance”, and is the inventor of NutriTiming software, which assesses real-time energy balance and nutrient intake.

In this podcast, we explore Dr. Dan’s perspective on the downsides of popular fasting-based diets and discuss what science tells us about how to eat to function at our best. In particular, we discuss his strategies for maintaining consistent blood sugar levels by eating multiple small meals a day and tailoring food intake to the ever-changing energy needs of our bodies.

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