Dr. Ted Naiman is a board-certified Family Medicine physician who has used his extensive knowledge and understanding of diet, nutrition, and exercise to treat patients, helping them lose weight, greatly improve their health, and drastically improve – in some cases reverse – metabolic and autoimmune diseases.
Having been a vegetarian and a steady-state runner, Ted’s focus is now on optimizing body composition, strength, and endurance using a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet and high-intensity training. In addition to his medical practice, he is also a musician, an Ultimate player, and a practicioner of Krav Maga.
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In this episode, we cover:
- What happened when Ted did full-body HIT workouts every day for six months
- What stacking stresses involves and how it can affect your results and gains
- What Ted thinks of the controversial zero-carb diet and when calories matter (or don’t matter)
- How to maximize fat loss and muscle definition with intermittent fasting
- Do free-range, organic, and grass-fed really matter?
- The case for not eating vegetables
- … and much more!
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Fairly recently, Ted posted something interesting on his Twitter page, giving us a quick look at his bodyweight HIT routine and his resulting gains.
The fitness industry doesn’t want you to know that you can get strong on your own with 8 mins of daily bodyweight exercise in your garage. ???? pic.twitter.com/hLvedEX8Ui
— Tᕮᗪ ⚡️ ᑎᗩIᗰᗩᑎ (@tednaiman) September 24, 2017
QUESTION OF THE DAY: Have you tried doing a daily / high-frequency HIT workout? How did it turn out for you? Please let me know in the comments at the bottom of this post.
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- Ted talks about doing a daily single-set to failure HIT workout, his resulting gains, and his recent thoughts on training frequency [6:20]
- Have Ted’s thoughts on how to optimize strength and hypertrophy changed? [13:55]
- What does Ted’s workout routine look like now? [16:14]
- Does doing single-legged squats increase your risk for injury? (And how bodyweight exercises stress your body’s connective tissue) [17:50]
- Ted’s thoughts on why higher-frequency HIT workouts might potentially be beneficial (and its potential long-term risks) [19:00]
- What inspired Ted to work out every single day? [23:49]
- Ted and I talk about stacking stresses and how it takes a toll on your overall health and fitness [24:46]
- Ted’s thoughts on alcohol consumption in relation to muscle composition and how it taxes the body [28:10]
- Ted’s thoughts on optimizing muscle hypertrophy [32:07]
- On protein satiety and the protein leverage hypothesis, how it affects how we eat, and why we still find carbohydrate-based foods so tempting [33:37]
- Ted talks about mitochondrial health, why it matters to us, and what you can do about it [43:16]
- On intermittent fasting, what the ideal protocol is, and what Ted thinks of Art De Vany’s approach to fasting and meal timing [49:09]
- How do fasting and decreased meal frequency affect caloric intake (and should you worry about it)? [52:39]
- How much does the quality of your food matter? Should you always buy organic, free-range, and grass-fed? [57:02]
- Does Dr. Ted Naiman agree with Dr. Shawn Baker’s proposition that vegetables are redundant? [1:00:48]
- The case for why you shouldn’t eat vegetables, nuts, and seeds [1:05:20]
- What does Ted’s diet look like now? [1:07:50]
- Ted talks about being a vegetarian for most of his early life, how it affected his health, and what switching to a meat-based, higher-protein diet did for him [1:09:53]
- Why protein is critical to weight loss and optimal body composition [1:12:37]
- Ted’s take on Dave Asprey saying “there isn’t evidence that you get fat eating too much of the right fat,” and why you shouldn’t eat fat and carbohydrate together [1:15:30]
- How much do calories really matter, and what happens when you have an energy surplus? [1:18:23]
- What happens if you consume any excess amount of protein? [1:21:32]
- What happens if you consume an excessively high amount of fat? [1:22:15]
- Does protein drive insulin in the same way carbohydrates do, how worried should you be about occasional insulin spikes, and is the carbohydrate-insulin model still valid? [1:27:02]
- Ted’s thoughts on The China Study [1:30:52]
- Is there an ideal bodyfat percentage or range for men and women? [1:32:14]
- Are there some people with specific body types or conditions who simply can’t achieve optimal bodyfat percentage? [1:33:38]
- Has Ted changed his opinion on certain biohacks such as blue-light blockers? [1:35:30]
- Is drinking too much coffee harmful? [1:37:46]
- Has Ted changed his mind about anything related to diet, nutrition, and exercise recently? [1:39:11]
- What’s the best health and fitness book Ted has read recently? [1:40:55]
- What does Ted’s family think of his Twitter activity? [1:41:20]
- What is Ted’s lifestyle like nowadays? [1:43:23]
Selected Links from the Episode
- DEXA Scan
- PURENJOY Body Fat Caliper Set ( Amazon US / Amazon UK )
- Muscle-up (exercise)
- Doug McGuff’s Big 5
- Bosu Balance Trainer ( Amazon US / Amazon UK )
- Single-legged Squat (exercise)
- Drew Baye’s Project Kratos
- Convict Conditioning Strength Training Program
- ARX (Adaptive Resistance Exercise)
- Ultimate Frisbee
- Krav Maga
- The LLVC Show | (Episode 1146): Dr. Ted Naiman – 2016 Low-Carb Cruise Lecture
- Bulletproof Radio with Dave Asprey
- The Surprising Health Benefits of Extreme Hot and Cold Temperatures (interview with Dr. Rhonda Patrick)
- The New Evolution Diet by Art De Vany ( Amazon US / Amazon UK )
- Slow-Carb Diet
- Alternate-Day Fasting and One-Day Fasts: Benefits and Research
- Alternate-day fasting in nonobese subjects: effects on body weight, body composition, and energy metabolism (Study)
- Effect of Alternate-Day Fasting on Weight Loss, Weight Maintenance, and Cardioprotection Among Metabolically Healthy Obese Adults (Study)
- What are ruminant animals?
- Shawn Baker’s NequalsMany.com
- Brassica (plant species)
- The Best Low-Carb Fruits (and the Worst)
- Which Fruits Have The Lowest Glycemic Load?
- Loma Linda University
- The James Altucher Show | Ep. 224 – Dave Asprey: Live Like a Biohacker (Activate Untapped Brain Energy, Work Smarter & Think Faster)
- Dr. Ted Naimain – Insulin Resistance (Video)
- The China Study – Denise Minger
- Effects of blue light technology
- Ketogenic diet improves sleep quality in children with therapy-resistant epilepsy (Study)
- Cold Brew Coffee
- The Nature of Nutrition: A Unifying Framework from Animal Adaptation to Human Obesity by Stephen J. Simpson & David Raubenheimer ( Amazon US / Amazon UK )
- Dr. James Steele (Listen to our episodes here: Part 1 and Part 2)
- Bill DeSimone (Listen to our episodes here: Part 1 and Part 2)
- Doug McGuff (Listen to our episodes here: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3)
- Dave Asprey
- Mark Sisson (Listen to the episode with Mark here)
- Jimmy Moore
- Dr. Rhonda Patrick
- Art De Vany
- Dr. Shawn Baker (Listen to previous episodes here: Part 1 and Part 2)
- Gary Taubes (Listen my interview with Gary here)
- Denise Minger