Podcasts: Health and Movement

Get Fit Guy and Nutrition Diva

Nutrition Diva: Episode 230, Which diet works best?

  • Diets are individual.
  • We get excited by the latest and the greatest.


Jimmy - Livin' La Vida Low Carb
Diet: Nutritional Kytogenics
How to: 80% Fat, <10% Carbohydrates, ate mainly energy dense foods
Result: lost 80 pounds in 10 months

Diet: Hypothermics
How to: High carbohydrate intake, low fat with low energy density foods. Also took cold showers and didn't wear a coat to burn fat to maintain body temperature.
Result: Lost 70 pounds

Nutrition Diva
Diet: Everyday life
How to: 45% carbohydrates, 35% fat, 15% protein and a little bit of indulgence.
Result: Weight fluctuates +/- 5-10 pounds

Bottom Line:
What works for one person, does not always work for another.

Think about it this way...

If you were to consult a financial planner, here is some of the advice they would give you:
  1. Do not live outside your means.
  2. Know how much money you need for the life you want.
  3. What financial planning works best for your lifestyle?

I.E. Eat within your means. You need to figure out how many calories you can afford to eat to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This includes age, body composition, and health history.

Think about:

What eating style brings you the most satisfaction?

What foods can you afford that you enjoy?

What makes you feel best mentally and physically?


Take Home Ideas

1. It's tempting to follow eccentric ideas.

2. There is more than one way to lose weight.

3. Trial error is required to find the diet that is best for you.

4. The key is balance that is individual.

The Get Fit Guy: Episode 81, What is the perfect workout?

6 Tips to the Perfect Workout

1. Short Cardio Warm-Up: 2-10 minutes
  • Hop on the treadmill, bike, elliptical etc. at an easy pace, increasing resistance every minute

2. Dynamic Stretching
  • Moving muscles and joints through different ranges of motion. For example: 10 arm circles, 10 leg swings, lunge from one end of the room to the other, shuffle side to side for ten repetitions.

3. Foam Rolling (optional)
  • If you have knot or area that is tight, roll body 10 to 20 times with steady pressure.

4. Goal Specific Workout

  • Vary depending on your goal. Vary your workout day by day.

5. Cool Down

  • Gives the body the chance to return to regular heart rate. Reduces soreness. For example, walk on the treadmill, repeat dynamic stretching, or 5 minutes of yoga.

6. Recover
  • Decrease exhaustion by eating or some other post exercise fuel. Not necessary for an easy workout. Other recovery strategies include compression socks or tights, epsom salts bath, cold shower, hydrate, natural topical or oral anti-inflammatory.


  • Both podcasts allow for individualization and pacing. One workout is not for everyone just like one type of diet isn't for everyone.
  • The tips are flexible. While one warm-up may work for one person it may not work for the other.
  • Both are common mistakes novice and advanced trainers make. It is easy to fall for a fad diet, or to get the quick workout in without following the proper procedure.