#26: Dr. Jose Antonio – Sports Nutrition & Nutrient Timing

Dr Jose Antonio (ISSN, JISSN)

This is episode 26 of Evil Sugar Radio. In this episode, we’re going to interview Dr. Jose Antonio, CEO and co-founder of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (TheISSN.org). Dr. Antonio is an Assistant Professor of Exercise and Sports Science at Nova Southeastern University in beautiful South Florida and an avid outrigger paddler, as well as running the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (JISSN).

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Episode 26 Overview

Here’s an overview of what we’ll be talking about in this episode:

  • What do you and the ISSN/JISSN do?
  • What are differences between regular diet and sports nutrition? What is the current state of affairs?
  • What does your high-protein study entail?
  • Is it easier to convert fat or carbs or protein into body fat? Is it due to Thermic Effect of Food (TEF)?
  • Are there any differences in the types of protein, like vegan vs meat?
  • The high-fat, low-carb diet is very popular. What is your opinion? Any advantage to HF/LC claims?
  • How would you define low-carb and is there a metabolic advantage for regular people or athletes?
  • Can you discuss your recent article, An Ode To Nutrient Timing (sportsinsider.com)?
  • Is glycogen depletion something recreational athletes need to be concerned about?
  • Overall, what is the safest way to burn fat? Macros? Total calories?
  • What’s a good macronutrient ratio starting point for beginners?
  • What about for people that hit a plateau? Should they try to blast through them?
  • Are there better or worse sources of carbohydrates?
  • What about protein powders? Whey vs casein vs soy?
  • Do you have an opinion on types of exercise for general health and fat loss? Do you have an opinion on CrossFit?
  • What about supplementation? Are there any essential supplements for general health, weight loss, or fitness?
  • If you could give positive advice to the fitness industry, how can the industry do better?
  • Is sugar evil?

Show Notes

An Ode To Nutrient Timing (http://sportsnutritioninsider.insidefitnessmag.com/5050/an-ode-to-nutrient-timing)


ISSN Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheISSN/)

Intro music from Baba Brinkman’s Revenge of the Somatic. Purchase any of Baba’s music at http://bababrinkman.bandcamp.com/

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  1. I loved this episode. Very interesting! But could you guys boost the volume level on your interviews? I have to turn the volume in my car all the way up to hear a lot of it, and when I’m listening with headphones I have to go into a very quiet room or hallway. Thanks!

  2. You guys are Hilarious! It always cracks me up to hear Scott say “Coconut Oil” !