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SNR #72: Mike Sweeney, RD – Fat Loss Myths, Gut Health, Carbs & Contest Prep

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Episode 72: Registered dietitian Mike Sweeney is on the show to discuss myths around fat loss, contest prep for physique athletes and digestive health. 


Guest Bio

Mike Sweeney, RD 


Mike is a UK Registered Dietitian with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA).

He also has an undergraduate degree in sports science and has coached professional athletes, Olympians and bodybuilders, as well as general population fat loss/health clients. Mike has competed in (and won) bodybuilding competitions.

He is co-host of Real Nutrition Radio with Martin MacDonald.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Fat loss myths
  • Late night eating
  • Effect of dairy consumption on: fat loss, getting contest ready, diabetes and CVD risk
  • Food restrictions
  • Insulin resistance, carbohydrate intakes & Tim Noakes
  • Digestive health: the gut microbiome and effect of gut health on fat loss efforts
  • The good and bad of IIFYM
  • Contest prep: Myths, old school methods and peak week protocols

Links & Resources:

Mike’s Website

Insulin Resistance – Bill Lagakos (Calories Proper)

High-fat dairy products linked to reduced type 2 diabetes risk

“Your gut bacteria don’t like junk food – even if you do”

Real Nutrition Radio

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