How to Optimise Nutrition

Dec. 27, 2021

Marty Kendall is an engineer who seeks to optimise nutrition using a data-driven approach. His interest in nutrition began eighteen years ago in an effort to help his wife Monica gain better control of her Type 1 Diabetes.  But since then he has worked to develop a systematised approach to nutrition tailored for a wide range of goals. Marty has been sharing his learnings at and has developed the Nutrient Optimiser and Data-Driven Fasting to guide people on their journey of nutritional optimisation.

On this podcast, we’re talking about optimising nutrition and data-driven fasting, two areas of focus that Marty has found to lead to impressive clinical outcomes like fat loss, reduced hunger, and improved metabolic health. Marty has actually managed to engineer and game-ify the building of a healthier lifestyle! Experience it for yourself with one of his upcoming 30-day challenges, including the Data-Driven Macros Challenge, and the Data-Driven Fasting Challenge, both beginning in January 2022. You can also learn more today with the many free tools on Marty’s website.

Here’s the outline of this episode with Marty Kendall:

[00:00:18] Optimising Nutrition blog; Optimising Nutrition Facebook page and Facebook group.

[00:02:04] Robb Wolf; Jimmy Moore.

[00:04:22] Initial interest in optimising nutrient density.

[00:04:46] Jason Fung; Study: Holt, S. H., J. C. Miller, and Peter Petocz. "An insulin index of foods: the insulin demand generated by 1000-kJ portions of common foods." The American journal of clinical nutrition 66.5 (1997): 1264-1276.

[00:05:55] Video: Mat Lalonde Nutrient Density: Sticking to the Essentials AHS12.

[00:07:34] Nutrient specific satiety.

[00:10:00] The power of potassium.

[00:11:28] Analysis showing strong satiety response to foods containing potassium, calcium, and sodium.

[00:13:18] Herman Pontzer; Podcast: How We Really Burn Calories, Lose Weight, and Stay Healthy.

[00:13:43] B9, B1, B3 associated with a satiety response; problems with fortified foods.

[00:15:26] Nutrient Optimiser software; Cronometer.

[00:23:06] How the Nutrient Optimiser works.

[00:25:29] Podcast: Why You’re Probably Not Eating Enough Protein (How to Know for Sure).

[00:27:39] Ted Naiman; Podcast: Protein vs. Energy for Improved Body Composition and Healthspan.

[00:29:47] Data Driven Fasting.

[00:29:56] Hunger training using blood glucose monitoring; Study: Jospe, M. R., et al. "Adherence to hunger training using blood glucose monitoring: a feasibility study." Nutrition & Metabolism 12.1 (2015): 1-10.

[00:33:49] Eric Helms; Podcasts: The Nutrition and Science of Natural Bodybuilding and Diet and Lifting Q&A with Natural Bodybuilder, Eric Helms.

[00:41:33] Data-Driven Macros Course (starts January 2022).

[00:42:24] Malcolm Kendrick podcasts: 1, 2, 3.

[00:46:52] Iron overload.

[00:51:25] Elite HRV.

[00:53:47];; Data Driven Fasting.

[00:54:11] Optimising Nutrition Podcast.

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