Low Carb Metabolic Health & Performance | LYF Podcast
Metabolic health is a cornerstone of good health and longevity, as well as performance in work, play, or competition. Low Carb is the key to improvements in metabolism and mitochondrial energy. Professor Grant Schofield is so experienced in practical lifestyle changes toward a low carb, fat burning metabolism, and his successful published books, businesses, jobs and titles attest to his knowledge.
Grant is also very experienced with athletes, low carb, fat burning, and optimal performance and energy production, having been a professional athlete himself and researched countless hours in this field.
This was a fascinating discussion with Grant about some basic metabolic health issues, and we covered some great questions that are often overlooked. There is so many practical tips and information in this podcast, but if any of your thoughts are still unanswered please contact us with questions.
Just a few the questions we asked Grant..
Why and how does eating a whole food low carb diet in healthy proteins and fats improve sports and everyday performance.
What is the adaption period to fat burning and how would you mitigate any sugar withdrawals etc.
What is insulin resistance and how do we know if we have it?
Why does Cholesterol and saturated fats get a bad rap?
Supplements and key foods that you recommend for people going whole food low carb?
Dexa scan and visceral fat.
Respiratory Quotation testing for athletes.
Autophagy and Fasting – Who would and who wouldn’t benefit from Fasting?
Who is Professor Grant Schofield ?
Here in his own words..
“Hi, I am Grant Schofield, Professor of Public Health (Auckland University of Technology) and director of the university’s Human Potential Centre (HPC) located at the Millennium Campus in Auckland, New Zealand. My research and teaching interests are in wellbeing and chronic disease prevention especially reducing the risk and eventual mortality and morbidity from obesity, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. I live by the motto “be the best you can be” and have a strong commitment to peak performance in which I also do consulting work.
I’m also the Chief Education Advisor Health and Nutrition.
I’ve been interested in human health and performance for my whole career. I started in psychology, went into sport and exercise psychology, then into public health, especially physical activity, then obesity. There have been some twists and turns along the way, which are the reasons for why I do what I do – click here for a little story of my path.
I want to know how we can be the best we can be. This crosses disciplines such as biology, medicine, public health, and productivity management. The cornerstones are nutrition, exercise, sleep, neuroscience, psychology and wellbeing. In my blog, I cover these topics under the broad heading of the Science of Human Potential.
Please contact me through this blog or at the university through the following link
Click here for my Amazon author page.”
Grants credentials are impressive, and he has published 4 books, about to be 5. He runs a coaching business for health coaches, along with his wife Louise Schofield, called PreKure, that is HCANZA accredited. PreKure also has a huge outreach program in the community (online) that is free for anyone to sign up and follow along to make lifestyle changes to improve their health, particularly those with, or at risk of developing, Diabetes.