Welcome to Not Another Nutrition Podcast!
This is not just another nutrition and fitness podcast. In this new podcast series, I will be discussing a wide variety of topics including business, careers, parenting and self-improvement, alongside plenty of discussion on a range of nutrition topics!
I try to communicate in such a way that is easy for anyone to understand! You can reach out to me on social media via @MartinNutrition or submit your own suggestions for Not Another Nutrition Podcast via my website www.Martin-MacDonald.com/NANP
#43: NUTRITION - Will White Monsters Mess Up Your Insides?
As someone who is very fond of having a White Monster in my hand at all times, I get a LOT of messages about the dangers of them and other 'Energy Drinks'.
In this episode, I answer some of the common questions I get asked about these types of drinks, their impact on health, body fat levels and and whether it’s safe to consume large amounts of caffeine.
References for the studies discussed can be found at www.Martin-MacDonald.com/Ep43
00:43 - Coffee vs high caffeine energy drinks
03:50 - Should children be consuming energy drinks?
06:14 - Why do sugar free energy drinks have such a bad reputation?
09:40 - Is there an issue with consuming large amounts of caffeine?
12:54 - Are energy drinks addictive?
13:34 - Are artificial sweeteners ‘bad’ for you?
#42: BUSINESS - How to Become a Fully Qualified and Insurable Nutritionist
In this episode, I answer several listener questions relating to becoming or developing as a Nutritionist.
I drop some real hard hitting industry truths that I think will shock many & discuss why the advice of ‘You must go to university to work in nutrition’ is a myth.
00:46 - The listener questions that will all be answered directly or indirectly
03:00 - Different laws by country & state around use of ’Nutritionist’
05:00 - Martin forgets the word ‘threatened’ - Which is something MNU makes many degree qualified nutritionists feel
09:10 - Why the title ‘Registered Nutritionist’ holds very little weight
11:45 - An interesting story about some of the work Registered Nutritionists do
17:15 - Examples of jobs, contracts & business successes MNU graduates are having as a direct result of their qualification
26:40 - How to approach work experience and self-improvement
28:42 - Details on Mac-Nutrition LIVE on 27th November!
#41: WISDOM - How To Approach Giving Nutrition Advice to Your Friends and Family
In this episode, I talk about an often frustrating and difficult to navigate topic, giving nutrition advice to friends and family. I delve into the problems you may come across as a practitioner, or just someone that wants to help someone close to you and how to tackle these in a non judgemental and empathetic way.
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02:46 - Should you work with friends and family members in a professional capacity
04:39 - How to change your or someone you know's life for just £10
06:46 - How to get your friends and family to buy into your advice
13:56 - "People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care"
24:30 - Why empathy is the highest form of intelligence
29:23 - Should I talk to my children about nutrition?
#40: NUTRITION - BCAAs: What They Are, What They Do & When to Take Them
One big episode with all you need to know about BCAAs (Branch Chain Amino Acids). I discuss what they are, what they do, when it might be worth taking them & all the situations it is NOT worth taking them in!
References for the studies discussed can be found at www.Martin-MacDonald.com/Ep40
01:41 - What are BCAAs and why do we need them in our diet?
06:18 - Busting the common BCAA myths
14:07 - What is the optimal amount of leucine?
16:30 - Why BCAAs are the new viagra
22:40 - The truth about BCAAs and DOMS
26:38 - Do vegans need BCAAs?
29:24 - Could BCAAs help the elderly?
#39: GUEST APPEARANCE - Paul Dermody Interviews me on: Hate on Social Media, Critical Thinking, Aggressive Dieting and Much Much More!
This episode is from my guest appearance on Paul Dermody's podcast: ’The Paul Dermody Podcast’.
We discuss how MNU and MN School of Nutrition are filling gaps in the world of nutrition, the necessity of critical thinking, extreme nutrition cult followings, social justice, aggressive dieting & more!
A mammoth episode! Enjoy!!
05:14 - How MNU filled a gap in the world of nutrition
13:29 - The importance of having a fundamental understanding of nutrition
19:50 - How to improve critical thinking through accepting your own bias
36:40 - Why the anti-diet movement has become extremist
01:1:23 - How 'cancel culture’ is affecting society
01:15:16 - My experience with hate on social media and how I overcome it
01:34:40 - The benefits of and misconceptions around aggressive dieting
#38: GUEST APPEARANCE - Kate Neudecker Interviews me on: Fat Loss, PCOS, Stress & Gratitude
This episode is from my guest appearance on Kate Neudeckers Podcast: ’The Fitness Mindset Podcast’.
We discuss how the pandemic has affected peoples attitude to nutrition. It gets pretty deep at times! We delve into guilt, stress, gratitude, stoicism & more.
We also discuss PCOS, when to begin a fat loss phase and how to avoid misinformation and charlatans on social media.
01:55 - When is it right to use tough love?
11:05 - The story behind the creation of the MN School of Nutrition
22:13 - Strategies for coping with stress and dealing with guilt
42:10 - How to assess if it's the right time for you to start a fat loss phase
47:50 - PCOS and how to differentiate between the good and bad information
01:04:12 - Stoicism & Gratitude as tools for happiness
Very good show, I appreciate these topics.
Unprecedented and Incredible Information
Until you get used to Martin’s style you might be a little off-put by the tangents and how distracting and it can be. Keep hanging on because once you get a feel for the conversational entertaining style you’ll actually come to love it and feel like that his relatability is part of what attracts you to his podcast.
The amount of information you get is incredible. No gimmicks of the fitness word, straight to the point and with scientific backing without being boring. Martin doesn’t give you information to be a fitness influencer without a life that can eat all sorts of weird fad diets he teaches you how to eat for life, like a normal person that does not live for fitness but understand the importance to bring fitness into their life in a balanced way.
I have personally come to understand how the whole “monster” of “aggressive diet” is just an obsession from “experts” that want to sell you programs. You don’t need to fear anything: diets, foods, social occasions or moments you go through life. Everything can be in balance in a healthy life, it’s not about all or nothing.
Martin, please keep giving you us your drops of knowledge to improve our relationship with health and food daily and sustainably.
A lot of sound “out of the box” fitness information shared
He’s awesome! So funny and real and honest and compassionate. Feels like he really “gets” the struggles people have with weight loss and gives a lot of wonderful insight so you can get the most bang for your time, energy, money and sanity (well being) when attempting to lose weight or even if you have other fitness goals. Look no further - seems like he’s spent an enormous time learning all he can on fitness and nutrition and it’s very generous of him to pour it out all here. We don’t have to keep going in “circles” which sometimes happens in the fat loss/binge/repeat cycle that one can fall it o easily.