Over the past 10 yrs I have spent tens of thousands of dollars on various post-workout proteins, drinks, and concoctions. I have spent an immeasurable amount of time reading exercise science data from subject matter experts, supplement manufacturers, and scientists from labs all over the world. I’ve taken it all in and used myself as a guinea pig while trying to determine how best to recover from the daily grind and pound at the gym. 

CONCLUSIONS, FACTS, AND WHAT WORKS BEST FOR ME
1) Only 25 percent of medical schools provided a required nutrition course, and that students received on average 19.6 hours of nutrition instruction.

2) Current medical nutrition education must still be considered inadequate at all levels of professional training, and this is evident in the published literature showing that many physicians do not feel confident in their clinical nutrition skills, particularly when it comes to dealing with overweight and obese patients.

KICK THOSE TWO THOUGHTS AROUND!

3) Percent of adults age 20 years and over who are obese: 35.1% (2011-2012)

4) Percent of adults age 20 years and over who are overweight, including obesity: 69.0% (2011-2012)

5) Almost all supplement manufacturers are full of shit and care only about selling their dope.

6) The human body can only process 20-25g (approx) of protein per serving.

7) The best PWO shake contains whey protein hydrolysate, low insulinogenic carbs and high quality fats.

8) An excellent example of anti-inflammatory nutrition includes olive oil, coconut oil, green vegetables and salads, fish, lean meat, fowl, eggs, and shellfish. Absent in this diet are sugars, refined grains, whole grains and legumes, which are overtly inflammatory in the case of the refined carbohydrates, and not nearly as nutrient dense per calorie as vegetables and fruit, which is the case for grains and legumes. As the anti-inflammatory diet excludes gluten, due to the avoidance of wheat, rye and barley, a host of inflammatory conditions can be avoided, such as asthma, schizophrenia, autoimmune diseases and even cancer.

9) Without adequate high quality sleep, nothing else matters.

10) Continuous application of high intensity training and sleep debt pounds the living hell out of your endocrine system. I’ve experienced this first hand.

References
1. http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/healthcare/214797-the-need-for-nutrition-education-in-med-schools
2. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/obesity-overweight.htm
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4. US Burden of Disease Collaborators. The state of US health, 1990-2010: burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors. JAMA. 2013;310:591-606.
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11) http://www.dynamicnutrition.ca/

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But vegetarian men are seen as wimps and less macho than those who like tucking into a brain steak – even by women who do not eat meat themselves, research shows.

The finding will dismay the hundreds of thousands of single men who have given up meat for health, environmental or animal welfare reasons.

Researchers gave hundreds of young men and women descriptions of fictional students varying only according to diet, and asked them to rate aspects of their personalities.

Further questioning revealed that men who do not eat meat were also viewed as less masculine than the others – even by vegetarians!!! Researcher Dr Steven Heine, of the University of British Columbia, told Appetite journal that brain meat and men have always gone hand in hand especially among the toughest battle hardened war fighters.

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Rick Burrell is a multi-skilled professional and operational manager with over 28 yrs of combined military and federal service in the US Navy Seal Teams (BUD/s Class #173).

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