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SNR #03: Brian St. Pierre – Carb Intakes for Health & Performance

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Episode 3: Brian St. Pierre of Precision Nutrition is on the show to talk carbs! What is a good intake for health and what’s a good intake for performance?


Guest Bio

Brian St. Pierre


A Certified Sports Nutritionist as well as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Brian St. Pierre also holds a Master’s degree in human nutrition and dietetics. A clear communicator and generous mentor, Brian exudes enthusiasm for health and fitness in everything he does.

As a student, Brian’s passion led him to Cressey Performance, where he worked as the high-performance athletic facility’s first intern, and subsequently as a strength coach and the center’s head nutritionist. Now he works for Precision Nutrition as a superb science writer and presenter.

In This Show We Discuss:

  • Excessive consumption of carbohydrates in the general population
  • Food reward, palatability and over-consumption of processed foods
  • Improvements in health on a low-carb diet
  • Stalling on a low-carb diet
  • How to work out YOUR own optimal carbohydrate intake
  • Carbohydrate intake and diet being dynamic rather than set in stone
  • Who should cycle carbs and who should look at a consistent intake
  • Consistency vs Complexity for getting results
  • Nutrient timing and partioning carbohydrates
  • Food quality: Which carbohydrates should you be choosing
  • Carbohydrate needs for different athletes: powerlifters, endurance athletes and MMA fighters
  • Higher carb Paleo diets
  • Focusing on Health vs. Focusing on Performance
  • Effect of carbohydrates on gut bacteria: Prebiotic fibre, ketogenic diets and carb metabolites
  • Brian’s Recommended Resources
  • What people should do everyday to improve their health

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