Guest: Mark Sisson
Mark Sisson – founder of Mark’s Daily Apple and author of The Primal Blueprint — returns to the show to discuss the latest diet trend sweeping the NBA off-season, including the dramatic weight loss of superstars Lebron James and Carmelo Anthony.
Here are my notes!
0:10 – We’re number one. Finally!
3:12 – Why are so many NBA superstars going paleo?
5:00 – Is there strong research showing that basketball players benefit from this diet?
6:34 – Athletes will lose power in the beginning phases of low-carb…but it returns.
7:37 – Can ketones fuel the energy systems that elite NBA athletes rely upon?
10:06 – Mitochondrial biogenenis: How an athlete can increase mitochondria for better energy production and recovery.
12:41 – Low-carb in the off-season to make more mitochondria, but increase carbs in-season.
15:35 – Specific “safe starch” adjustments players can make in-season.
20:07 – My thoughts on the Laker’s switch to paleo and all of their injuries since.
23:38 – Is it a good idea to start this diet mid-season?
25:20 – Speculation on what really made LeBron James cramp up in the NBA Finals.
27:27 – Mark’s top tips for starting a low-carb diet (for athletes).
33:38 – Can gut flora nullify antinutrients like phytic acid and allerginicity to gluten and dairy?
Learn more about Mark at www.marksdailyapple.com.