6 Diet Obstacles Senior Athletes Have to Overcome

 

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Nutrition Needs of Senior Athletes. All athletes, regardless of age, need to consume adequate energy to participate in their sport and to perform the activities of daily living. However, compared with their younger counterparts, older athletes.

When that isn’t possible, suggest that your senior patients and their caregivers arrange meal deliveries, engage neighbors and friends, and find transportation to meal sites. These measures can drastically improve a senior’s nutritional well-being. Obstacle 6: Oral Health. Dental and oral health can have major impacts on seniors and nutrition.

6 Essential Nutrients for Athletes 50 and Up Your athletic body has special needs after 50. Here’s how to feed it right to keep riding strong, no matter your age. Nutrition tips for senior athletes. Enjoy a wide variety of nutritious foods; Keep active to maintain good muscle strength and a healthy body weight; Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables, breads and cereals; Choose a diet low in saturated fat and minimal salt; Drink plenty of water and low-fat milk; If you drink alcohol do so in moderation.

Older athletes may wonder if you have significantly different sports nutrition needs from younger athletes. Sports nutritionist Nancy Clark offers the following tips to help older athletes (and aging athletes i.e., all of us) create a winning food plan that’s appropriate for every sport. Getting proper nutrition ensures that young athletes have the strength, speed, and energy they need and reduces the likelihood of an injury.

More importantly, proper nutrition helps prevent certain health conditions. Young athletes are very active, which increases the need for food fuel. Skipping meals or eating empty calories can leave.

That’s about 88 grams of protein for a 150-pound person. A strength athlete may need up to 1.7 grams per kilogram of body weight. That’s about 150 grams of protein for a 200-pound athlete. Favor. The data here are people’s own descriptions of their real-life nutrition struggles and stressors.

More importantly, we’ve also included real-life strategies—developed, tested, and refined while working with over 100,000 clients—that you (or your clients) can use to face and overcome your healthy eating obstacles for good. Sticking to a regular exercise schedule isn’t easy. After all, there are plenty of potential hindrances — time, boredom, injuries, self-confidence.

But these issues don’t need to stand in your way. Consider practical strategies for overcoming common barriers to fitness. Lack of appetite, or decreased hunger, is one of the most troublesome nutrition problems you can experience. Although it is a common problem, its cause is unknown. There are some medicines that might stimulate your appetite.

Ask your doctor if such medicines would help you. Solutions: Eat smaller meals and snacks more frequently.

List of related literature:

Nutritional recommendations need to be individualized for each athlete; they also need to change across the season and training goals.

“The Sports Medicine Physician” by Sérgio Rocha Piedade, Andreas B. Imhoff, Mark Clatworthy, Moises Cohen, João Espregueira-Mendes
from The Sports Medicine Physician
by Sérgio Rocha Piedade, Andreas B. Imhoff, et. al.
Springer International Publishing, 2019

For these athletes, energy needs should be calculated to confirm an appropriate calorie level is being consumed, and then the focus should shift to establishing balance, variety, and moderation within the diet.

“Practical Applications In Sports Nutrition BOOK ALONE” by Heather Fink, Alan Mikesky, Lisa Burgoon
from Practical Applications In Sports Nutrition BOOK ALONE
by Heather Fink, Alan Mikesky, Lisa Burgoon
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2011

Meeting energy requirements should be the main nutritional concern for athletes.

“Manual of Dietetic Practice” by Joan Gandy
from Manual of Dietetic Practice
by Joan Gandy
Wiley, 2019

Masters athletes should be aware that their nutritional requirements can change throughout the year as they make seasonal adjustments in training volume and focus.

“Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes, 3rd Ed.” by Monique Ryan, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN
from Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes, 3rd Ed.
by Monique Ryan, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN
VeloPress, 2012

Most athletes need to eat at least 1,500 calories of a variety of wholesome foods every day to prevent vitamin, mineral, and protein deficiencies.

“Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook” by Nancy Clark
from Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook
by Nancy Clark
Human Kinetics, 2019

Coaches and parents need to stay on top of their young athletes’ diets and ensure they are meeting their nutrition and fluid needs.

“Total Training for Young Champions” by Tudor O. Bompa
from Total Training for Young Champions
by Tudor O. Bompa
Human Kinetics, 2000

This chapter has discussed the role of the six essential nutrients in the diet of youth: carbohydrate (including dietary fiber), protein, fat, vitamins, minerals, and water.

“Essentials of Youth Fitness” by Avery D. Faigenbaum, Rhodri S. Lloyd, Jon L. Oliver, American College of Sports Medicine
from Essentials of Youth Fitness
by Avery D. Faigenbaum, Rhodri S. Lloyd, et. al.
Human Kinetics, 2019

While adolescent athletes may have performance needs to consider when establishing their dietary intake patterns, their needs do not appear to warrant the default consumption of additional nutrients, such as supplements or ergogenic aids.

“Nutrition in Lifestyle Medicine” by James M. Rippe
from Nutrition in Lifestyle Medicine
by James M. Rippe
Springer International Publishing, 2016

Meeting high energy needs with mainly carbohydrateand protein-rich foods will require an athlete to eat very large volumes of food that can cause gastrointestinal discomfort.

“Practical Applications in Sports Nutrition” by Heather Hedrick Fink, Lisa A. Burgoon, Alan E. Mikesky
from Practical Applications in Sports Nutrition
by Heather Hedrick Fink, Lisa A. Burgoon, Alan E. Mikesky
Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2006

Although they both require 2,800 to 3,000 calories per day, the endurance athlete might need more carbohydrate, which would dictate the servings of carbohydrate-rich grains and fruits and starchy vegetables, and the softball player might need a bit more protein.

“Plant-Based Sports Nutrition: Expert Fueling Strategies for Training, Recovery, and Performance” by D. Enette Larson-Meyer, Matt Ruscigno
from Plant-Based Sports Nutrition: Expert Fueling Strategies for Training, Recovery, and Performance
by D. Enette Larson-Meyer, Matt Ruscigno
Human Kinetics, 2019

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  • This was me when I was prepping for comp, juggling university classes and working in the evening. I ended up dropping out from brick and mortar university:/

  • How does a Ketogenic Diet affect resistance training and performance? How can one be in a Ketogenic, build muscle and avoid catabolism?

  • why don’t you have guests with different opinions as you? you don’t learn anything from dr like this. just more people confirming your shit diet. saying plants are bad for you is just plain wrong. There is plenty of evidence suggesting that vegan and vegetarians have significantly lower rates of certain types of cancers.

  • Great video! I wonder if the VO2 max chart was based on a crossover study? I’m thinking that fitness and carnitine levels would play an important part in controlling CPT1 enzyme levels in the liver and downstream MCT creation.

  • This is utterly brilliant and invaluable, it is such an overlooked area, I am absolutely going to try and Victoria Garrick on my podcast. Well done Victoria!

  • I’m a freshman in high school running cross country and just clicking on this video gave me anxiety because this is how I feel all the time. I always doubt myself and constantly try to push while balancing honor classes, social life, and everything expected out of me from my parents. It is one of the hardest thing ever to be a student athlete. Sometimes I just want a break but then I tell myself that im not working hard of enough or that I dont deserve it and that ill never get anywhere.:(

  • Wow! Such a powerful message. I wish I had role model when I was younger. Love her! What an intelligent young lady. Love the research!

  • I’m not an athlete but I can say this, I am extremely stressed from school. I have depression and anxiety if I get a good grade, or completed my assignments. I’m only in 6th grade, but sometimes I just wonder if I die my pain can end. Sometimes I tell myself, “the best thing you can do is hide your pain”. So that’s what I did, I hid it from everyone around me. No one knew that I had anxiety or depression because I didn’t even have anyone to talk to. School gives me projects on top of projects and so many assignments over that. No one is realizing the stress that is caused from school. I find this video relatable.

  • The whole system is sick in some ways. Student-athletes lose their love for sport while the media celebrates the stars (who may also be depressed). The expression “mental health disorder” has a certain stigmatizing, clinical feel to it even as it exposes the issue, shared by so many. Maybe the “disorder” is society’s.

  • This hit me hard. There are days where i wake up and didnt have the energy to even get up the bed. I just finished my Collegiate Athletic Career and I feel like i’m lost right now. Everything i used to do that included sport, i dont get to do them now. I’m so lost. Help me.

  • Science at its best thank you Dr. Mason! You’ve obviously done your homework and have reported your findings in a very clear, well paced manner. Keep up the great work!

  • Man I love sports but sometimes it sucks too recently I suffered a meniscus and ACL tear in my left knee while playing badminton.I had a ACL reconstruction and partial meniscectomy done on my knee.I was back to playing badminton after a year and did a lot of trekking also.But now after 6 years arthiritic changes have occurred in both my knees.I am only 26 now.

  • how does the brain/body get glucose on a ketogenic diet? even more so in athletes. do cortisol levels need to go up in order to steal glucose from muscles?

  • Who on earth wants to wait that long though for adaptation…

    Ketogenic diets are simply not practical for athletes.

    If you want to lose weight, be sure to equate your calories and protein. Calories matter people! Energy in v energy out. You need not cut out a whole macronutrient!

    Ketogenic diets are nothing new. Count your calories!!

  • Lots of interesting info in this one thanks Kait. Your really coming into your own as an interviewer. I would say your already way ahead of most main stream interviews I see on regular tv. Thanks

  • Worth the concentration it takes to compensate for having to subconsciously translate Australian pronunciations, while coping with distortions in the recording. The information here confirms what the more “pop” Keto docs are saying. Worth listening to several times, and making notes.

  • Sameee currently have a torn ligament in my ankle going into my senior year this sport all I got, I’m a be out for a while I feel like I lost everything

  • the next stage of great health is juicing with the Juiceman….you have to find out for yourself…. and then you doctor will ask you why you are so healthy…..

  • Im a special Olympics athlete who deals with mental health problems so I have a dual diagnosis I was 5 when I was diagnosed with a developmental disability but I wasnt diagnosed with any mental health problems until I was already 24 most people would just brush my issues off as just the disability or just ADHD or something no one really thought that trauma or mental health was a possibility no one except myself and at 24 I went and seeked out help because I knew I had alot of trauma and I knew I had alot of mental health problems but even though mental health and trauma is more likely to happen to us people with disabilitys people still don’t look at the possibility of us people who are intellectual disabled they just see us as autistic or disabled or hyperactive or something and sometimes being in special Olympics just makes us have even worse self esteem because we often know that it’s easier than the normal stuff and we often get a lot of sense of insecurity and often feel like we just can’t do normal independent things there’s alot of stigma about mental health problems like that

  • I love this channel. You are the kind of health coach we need. I don’t know if you’ve talked about cholesterol and also the fear that people have of animal fats and animal products in general. People seem to think that plants can do no harm and that for some reason, just because animal content like milk, cheese, meats have fatty-gooey stuff, that that means that it’s unhealthy or that it will clog your arteries. It’s like a fear that people have, which is why they avoid it.

  • 12-20 weeks to get to a good level of fat adaption. I was about 16 weeks, stinky acetone sweat suddenly disappeared and my cycling performance really took off.
    Pretty much exactly what DrMason states here.
    I reintroduced some more carbs, to stay metabolically flexible. I am still low carb overall.
    Doing a 4 hour bike race limiting carbs, but increasing electrolytes resulted in feeling great all the way to the end, no bonking. No sugar hangover after.

  • Uhhh a CT scan is far more radiation than a chest x-ray! And does significantly increase risk for developing cancer (20-30 years later)

  • If Bart’s “science “ “proves” that eating beans,(lectins), and fruit, (fructose), causes atherosclerosis, then his “science” is in conflict with reality.

  • I had no idea you had a ted talk, that’s crazy. I’m here from her channel. thank you for speaking on this! I’ve felt this way before and it sucks, especially when you try to disregard it and when you don’t tell anyone abt it like I did.

  • As a swimmer u do 7-9 practices a week each lasting 2-3 hours in high school. A lot of age group swimmers experience the depression in sport while they are in high school before even going to university. It’s sad how sports can be so negative to many individuals.

  • i’m definitely feeling this rn. i’m in my junior year and currently in club volleyball. thankfully the practices are not as frequent or demanding than school volleyball. but i think my depression if caused by the combination of: playing club volleyball, having a back injury that isn’t going away, coaching middle school volleyball, being in all honors/AP classes, being in multiple clubs, and trying to manage all the colleges i’m emailing and deciding if i want to take an offer from a d2 school. i’ve had several thoughts of just ending it all. just to be surprised at myself saying “what’s wrong with me? why would i think that?” and sobbing for hours. it’s so hard to talk about depression because it seems to always reflect bad on the person with it. like they could have done something to prevent it. when in reality everyone is different and sometimes people get depression from seemingly no reason at all. like she said: we need to end the stigma because the constant judgement of mental illness only worsens the issue.

  • I am a libero for my club team and we have struggled with mental health. Thank you for bringing attention to this subject. I’m sharing this video with my team.

  • You’ve forgotten about the time of the year for Vitamin D production, ie, sun angle and the associated levels of UVB. Reflect this in your video, re calcium absorption and K2 and highlight the effects of calcium + vitamin D and high levels of UVB; there’s a recipe for calcification of the heart arteries. Calcium supplements are not needed. Diet will provide enough calcium along with good levels of UVB and as you have mentioned vitamin K2 menaquinone.
    Athletes and the public should be aware that they can ask for a Coronary Artery Calcium Score (CAC) to be conducted to see if they have calcification of the arteries; an angiogram is not needed, just the CAC which is quick, non-invasive and cheap although it is not covered by Medicare; cost is about $150AUD.
    I can assure you that keto / low carb adapted athletes can perform excellent results.
    I can also tell you that, salt intake is very very important, as well as Potassium, and because of that, those who choose a low carb diet should eat plenty of salad vegetables to ensure adequate intake.
    Often overlooked are the trace elements required for the body. A healthy thyroid is very important; to keep it in good condition include 2 x Brazil nuts per day (Chewed to a smooth paste) and ensure you get adequate amounts of Iodine through the consumption of eggs and sardines.

    PS: Remember that if you are carrying excess adipose tissue you can burn that fat and reduce the amount of fat you eat. Sometimes folk get confused because they are told to eat fats and oils and in doing so take longer to loose the excess adipose tissue. Having said that, fat consumption in the early days of a ketogenic lifestyle is their so that you are satiated. Once you are at your chosen weight you can use the fat you consume to fuel your body but when you do, don’t forget about the vegetable matter for the minerals and don’t forget the salt. Just one final point on salt; many folk are still scared of the word salt in their diet, some folk avoid it because they think that consuming it will give you hardened arteries and high blood pressure; that’s not correct; sugar will give you high blood pressure and sugar will make you retain fluid. If you are on a low carb or keto diet and you do not consume sugar, fructose etc, you’ll have very good blood pressure even though you are eating a lot of salt.
    You are a reasonably fit, you can easily achieve BP 105/65 or even 100/60 as an average reading after exercise in the first 20 minute (cool down).

  • I saw a sign in a locker room at a wrestling tournament that read “Nobody cares; work harder.” And though I saw the good intention in that, I thought it was a dangerous message as well.

  • This is absolutely pathetic. If you don’t want to be an athlete, don’t take it on. She is obviously psychologically unsuited to being an athlete, and is using this to try to drag everyone down to her level. I was an NCAA swimmer for 4 years, the training was gruelling, and it was the best time of my life.

  • I actually liked one of the things I heard in this interview about Vitamin C and Uric acid.

    Most people will blame protein for their worsening gout issues when what really caused it is prolonged and ongoing inflammation due to Insulin spikes courteousy of processing plants into refined and processed Carbohydrates that all started out due to politics in Nixon’s time, Ancel Keys, yes, and the 1977 McGovern committee. But we all know it isn’t just Gout that we’re having issues with.

    PS: Any scientific study, including RCTs, that either reference or say low-carb is not good, healthy BUT define low-carb as 40% Carb or anywhere near the value and not something like below 20 grams of Carbohydrates to virtually zero per day is plain dishonest.

  • This issue that is being addressed here is pretty simple. I arrived here because of my love for volleyball. However, here is a little tip that all young people should listen to. “It is alright to just be normal” You don’t have to be on the most prestigious sports teams. You don’t have to be the 95% student. You don’t have to do what all your peers or parents expect you to do. This may sound like a cop out but contrary to popular belief the biggest, strongest, and smartest don’t always win. If you are not having any fun in your life then “stop”. Evaluate what you are doing and ask yourself if you need to put this much pressure on yourself. Does it really matter? Life is competitive and to be “great” at something you must sacrifice. However, if you have no hope in being great (and let’s face it most will never achieve this status) then be happy being YOU. Period! More than ever stop steamrolling your life. Anything you do can and will be rewarding if you enjoy it. If you don’t and only feel the pressure of having to win or overachieve then your life is likely to be miserable for a long time. Enough will never be enough. The one talent this young lady has is one that she may not even care about that much in her drive to be an overachiever. She is a “good” public speaker. That is where she should focus her talent instead of chasing dreams. Psychiatrists are quick to put a label on someone who runs themselves into the ground (all self-induced) where exhaustion is the final outcome. Simply, find what you are good at. Not great but good. Then pursue it. In time you will love it because you will experience success which builds confidence and influence naturally. If you have to have the trophy girl/boyfriend. Be at the top of the class. Host the best parties and be the next great thing. You will never be happy. Attitude is everything. Cheers!

  • I play Middle school and I go to a choice school that does 1 1/2 of a year into 2 semesters. I stayed up all night doing my homework. Now I am one of best player in 6 th grade

  • I run cross country and track in college. I’m a freshman and I’ve been mentally good so far this year, thankfully. I see people around me not doing so well and I always reach out and check on them. It’s tough having to get up at 5am 6 days out of the week, run, lift, etc. and then get to class. Not mention the mental toll living away from home can have on people. I’m glad she’s bringing light to this area of athletics that a lot of people, and athletes themselves, don’t even realize is there. Not to mention the nonsense they make athletes do which doesn’t actually help their academic performance. My school forces athletes (freshman no matter what, and anyone else with a gpa less than 2.5) to get 4hrs of study hall every week. I know how to study and I never get anything done there. I do it on my own and the fact that I’m forced to do it irritates me.

  • thank you for making this video because this is exactly how I feel. I play golf and it is the best and worst thing in my life. I have had some great memories playing this sport but it has made me break down and have panic attacks too many times. I am afraid of failure and golf is a game of making the least mistakes so that is inevitable. It is hard for me to be positive when I think about an upcoming tournament. I wish I had the confidence to believe in my abilities as a talented athlete but I don’t think that will ever happen. Someday I hope I can overcome this overwhelming anxiety over this sport because I truly love the game.

  • The CICO people think that the ‘calories out’ portion comes from some big magical block of energy from the shadow realm. They ignore how the ‘calories out’ portion of the equation can come from different parts of your body depending on how/what you eat or how your body has ways of altering the ‘calories out’ portion of that equation i.e. fatigue, body temperature, sleep changes, perspiration, metabolic slowdown, even mental changes.

    Nah, it’s all the same to them. Once it’s in your body, it all comes out the same way with no side-effects or differences in efficiency.

  • I just watched this video and realized it’s Victoria! Wow she did a great job with this ted talk and I’ve always been inspired by her as a volleyball player now I respect and idolize her even more! ������

  • I have suffered with depression, panic attacks, and anxiety since 8th grade, and I am now going into my Junior year in high school. I played volleyball for my school in all those three years, I also ran track and cross country, and did marathons on the side at home. I was always a “perfect” student, I never struggled with schoolwork it all just came naturally to me, it was like I was so good in everything my sports and school that all the teachers would talk about me on how “perfect” I was. I also volunteered because I knew it was good for college, my teachers started preparing for me for college since 2nd grade they all saw the potential in me and just pushed. Everything was going as planned I had the biggest support team, my family, friends, teachers, even my principal from elementary was supporting me throughout all the years. It was until 8th grade, I got the stomach flu and couldn’t go to school for weeks cause I couldn’t stop throwing up. As soon as I got back to school of course there was so much work to do, I missed MANY assignments, tests, projects, and in general class time, that I was so overwhelmed after the first day back. That night I cried myself to sleep, the next morning I didn’t want to go to school I would cry and fight with my parents, this lasted for weeks it was consistent, for the next month I separated myself from my family, friends, and school I never went back. This is when my counselor contacted my parents and said that they would recommend me seeing a therapist. And so I did, I knew I needed help, I couldn’t leave the house every time I would leave or step out I would have a panic attack. Just driving by the school I would have a major panic attack, I would always worry that a teacher or classmate would see me and ask me what’s wrong. I was finally diagnosed and it was a breath of fresh air for me cause I’m like maybe this can be treated maybe I don’t have to feel this way anymore. But nope my parents are old school there is no such thing as mental illness. Up until now every morning I am in a fight with either/both of my parents TRYING to get them to see what I’m going through is real and that with what they are doing to me is not making it any better. Of course since I didn’t attend school I was kicked off all the teams, my gpa’s went down. To pass 8th and 9th grade I had to go through credit recovery just to barely pass and move on to the next grade. The sad part is I lost everything, sports was everything to me, school was everything to me and I lost it all to mental illness. My life revolved around school and I loved it, I just loved it and it all was taken from me and I couldn’t fight it.I didn’t’t have anything worth fighting for, my dream of becoming a valedictorian was crushed, playing on my schools varsity volleyball team crushed. And my parents had the nerve to tell me I am causing it all, acting like I am doing all of this on purpose. And because they don’t think what I’m going through is real they strongly refuse me going on medications and they think it is funny when they joke about it. There was a post in my life where I would think “if I ran in front of that car all my problems would go away I wouldn’t have to feel all this pain, I wouldn’t have to cry anymore, I would’t have to do anything. Luckily I was able to get out of that stage but its still rough it has gotten quite better from 2 years ago but I’m still working on it. If only they could change the school system, many students would not be suffering, mental illness is at an all time high, and it’s because of social media, but most importantly school. When our parents were in school they went came back home and played there was not a lot of homework that they had to stay up until 2-3 in the morning to finish. They didn’t have to worry about keeping up with their image on social media and in school. They didn’t have to worry about college until they got to junior or senior year. Nowadays they’re stating them in elementary, way too young in my opinion cause when they grow up they will be walking balls of stress and depression. Kids nowadays are stripped from childhood and are matured way too early. I know this is long but it’s like it’s so hard to talk about it with my family that it’s so much easier to express my feelings/story to people who don’t know me.

  • I can’t thank you enough for your speech. My niece was a D1 athlete with a full scholarship. Senior year year she had enough and quit. Thank God her parents were understanding and put her through her senior year. It’s now five years later and she suffers from self worth issues.

  • Although before this video my goal was to be a student athlete, now I am a little scared, and although it is still something I want to do, it’s something that needs to change. Please, share this message with anyone who can help future student athletes, such as Victoria Garrick, so student athletes never have to feel this kind of pain ever again.

    And remember, if you need help, don’t stay quiet

    -Sofia

  • Timestamps
    Get to know Bart 0:55

    Why is the carnivore diet optimal? 10:44

    Oxalates vs other anti-nutrients 17:53

    Do all plants contain anti-nutrients? 20:33

    Vitamin C requirement 23:00

    Fiber myth 24:53

    Correlation vs causation 28:00

    The role (and importance) of cholesterol in the body 33:29

    Cholesterol and heart disease risk 39:27

    Is “high cholesterol” a concern? 43:05

    A better indicator of heart disease risk 45:38

    How to reduce heart disease risk 47:10

    Why are animal foods demonized? 50:26

    Is meat a carcinogen? 55:14

    Do athletes need dietary carbs? 59:07

    Targeting carbs around workouts 1:01:39

    High carb vs low carb athletes 1:03:00

    Barts health challenges 1:07:00

    Questions from chat 1:10:28

  • Im a freshman in highschool and I feel this so much. I never have time to hang out with friends or do my assignments that are due because I practically breathe track and cross country and it’s like there is never room to do anything else

  • I’ve been eating with a Keto approach for almost two years now and I get told so many times how dangerous this is… how it shouldn’t be done long-term… sigh

  • Vegan Gains absolutely destroyed you in his video, when are you going to debate him?,oh thats right, you wont because you know you will lose!

  • Totally agree. Sometimes it just feels too much on the body And brain and you just can’t preform but you have to push through because you want playing time. I’ve never REALLY took in what she said into consideration till now. I honestly understand

  • I am a freshman in high school. I am a swimmer, I started varsity this year and am on a USA team where I have three hour practices after my one and 1/2 hour practice for high school. I’m in honors/ap classes with a learning disability, I have model un and band. I’ve also been battling an eating disorder and stress anxiety disorders and no one knows. I don’t get home until 9:30 or 10 at night where I have to start my homework and study to keep myself on the highest honor roll or I will not be able to look myself in the mirror. I’m spiraling and I’m all alone

  • when you are 30 years, you get the liberating feeling that it is impossible to improve at anything, and that the only thing to do is to sit back and just relax for the rest of your life. There is no reason to strive for anything, other than earning money to provide yourself, and family members.

  • Fabulous work by all the involved…..learning a lot. Thank you

    Its early days for me but it seems that my efficiency in the gym room (sailing through my 1RM) has gone up as I increased by fat intake with reduced carb. I am still at 30% carbs but am absolutely certain that I am burning fat because I have reduced 1.5 kilos in 3 days into the diet. It is significant reduction considering I am fit and been at 73 kilos (plus minus 1kilo) since last 3/4 years.

    Am I missing something here? My performance improved…weight reduced and progression is fantastic.

    Therefore, is it fair to summerise that training contributes heavily to adapting a high fat diet and we may have to look into ‘several weeks’ concept further. You can check my training capabilities here: https://umeshchhikara.wordpress.com/.

    I am going further with my research….however, I would like to conduct a research with top professional athletes where I would like to see the transformation in 2 weeks, both in fat adaptation and performance. Its already been done as Dr. Mason highlighted a few studies here however, in this case, you are looking at athletes (including myself) who have been consuming good fat most of their life (with carbs) so I guess the metabolism system is already in place. Else what do you make of my adapation? In my opinion it only gets better from here as I bring down the carb slowly to 15%?

    It seems that ‘proper training’ is the key to adapting to high fat intake and burn it. I think it is possible, most definitely, in my case and also in athletes. Please let me know if anybody wishes to collaborate with me for this research. I am likely to have the athletes (top Indian sports league) for 3 to 4 weeks (I will ask for 4) training program before the season and I am looking to associate with someone who can handle the measurements, muscle biopsies etc to derive to conclusions. Happy to learn and implement whatever is needed in terms of taking precautionary measures and collaborate on the study fully. Those of you who have any doubts on my knowledge or proficiency please check my page. And if you are still not convinced then wait for the study to come out:)

    Please feel free to ask any questions as I would like to learn more and more on the magical ‘fat’.

    Right now my assignment is scheduled for end August……

  • No one NEEDS carbs. That’s not the point. Are they better-off with carbs? Outside of the many garbage forms of carbs, YES. Ask Carl Lewis.

  • The depression part was so me last year and I went to therapy and hated my therapist but this helped me bc now I’m on top of my school work and have straight As bc I’m trying so hard to get my work done and practice every 5 minutes for a break of passing bc that’s my worst position for right now even though I’m a good passer I constantly want to get better bc I’m going against everyone on my team for a spot on the court and I practice all the time but I still barely play

  • I played year round sports from 2 to 17 years old football for 9 years and once i got to high school the fun wasn’t their no more. I started smoking weed and popping pills because i needed an escape from organized sports now i have many injuries from playing for all those years. I stopped the drugs but i would advise any kid trying to play sports to just select at the least two sports not year round.

  • Hello everyone! It is very pity I don’t understand English especially when native speaker says. This topic is too interesting for me and I want to know what she tells. As I understand there are some problems with mental health in athletes. Am I right? What does she recommend to avoid the problem? Explain me, please. I will thankful for the help.

  • Do you have to do keto to stay on the Primal diet? I am on the Primal diet but I would like to continue on it without sticking to Keto for a for weeks. I like to have my banana every other day. The fruit has really helped improve my health.

  • I think that 1 in 4 statistic is probably even too low. It’s based on data from people who have been identified as having a mental illness. Many people will never be diagnosed, especially if their symptoms are mild or if they are unwilling to admit that something is wrong (due to stigma, etc)

  • 12:44 “all the anecdotes point in that direction….i guess”

    Wow, i had the impression that bart kay was a scientist, not an anecdotes guy. I guess i was wrong

  • Why do medical doctors say “my name is Doctor xxxxx”. There name is not Doctor anything. Doctor is their title. They can say, “hi, I am Doctor xxxx”

  • I’m so happy that someone finally talk about this topic so nicely �� im from Pakistan and I’m also a volleyball player. I have been suffering from this too. This gives a courage and strength to talk about it. Thank you so much!!

  • excellent thank you i will be sharing with my athletic buddies i for one feel amazing, tons of energy, strength, and have leaned out nicely. 3 years and counting

  • This was my life for many years except i had no friends, didnt attend any parties and my sports career was filled with injuries:(

  • It’s the life you choose to be a student athlete. Sports are to forget school and personal life. Play good. If you feel how bad she described at first it may not be the life for you

  • low carb may work for cardio exercise but not weight lifting. I cant even lift my max or go to complete failure if I dont eat carbs. I tried keto for 2 months and it was shit for my weight lifting and I was fat adapted before I started since I did 3 day fast once a month for 3 or 5 days last year. My body burns up fat quick cause of all my muscle so I need carbs

  • Well done talk. Fantastic information. Dr. Mason, John Leonard here from Toronto, Canada. I sent you a private message via Facebook. In regards to a keto and anaerobic threshold one year film documentary that I am doing. I would like to. Keep in touch with you. As I said, you’ll find my Facebook message to you. In your private box there. Have a fantastic day and keep up the great awesome work.

  • How about an interview with Dr. John McDougall?
    He seems to do very well on low DHA diet.
    No signs of irritability, mood swings, low frustration tolerance.
    His last interview was totally fine