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
#48: NUTRITION - Carb Cycling For Fat Loss
In this episode, I discuss whether there are people more suited to carb cycling, reveal the unique benefits carb cycling could offer you and discuss whether there are physiological advances of eucaloric carb cycling with regards to longitudinal fat loss.
3:03 - Why the truth behind carb cycling could hurt your feelings
6:30 - Could carb cycling override the law of thermodynamics?
7:44 - Who is carb cycling suitable for?
9:05 - Psychological and training benefits of carb cycling
11:39 - How to achieve your goals without carb cycling
16:22 - The future of carb cycling
#47: NUTRITION - PCOS, Fertility & Dairy Consumption
As part of #PCOSAwarenessMonth, I recorded this episode to dispel some of the common myths around Dairy & PCOS that are disempowering women!
I discuss whether dairy actually causes inflammation, the impact of dairy on fertility and high protein diets for PCOS.
References for the studies discussed can be found at www.Martin-MacDonald.com/EP47
Keep an eye out for my PCOS Awareness Month posts by following me on Instagram @MartinNutrition
02:56 - The scientific data on dairy and inflammation
07:33 - The IG account that is misleading everyone on PCOS
09:58 - Can dairy improve fertility in women with PCOS?
13:19 - High protein diets in women with PCOS
22:29 - Are the hormones in milk harmful?
24:02 - Could cutting out dairy improve your acne?
#46: NUTRITION - Breastfeeding, Calorie Deficits & Fat Loss
In this episode I talk about whether or not you can be in a Calorie Deficit whilst breastfeeding & if it will impact breastmilk supply.
I also touch on other factors that may impact breastmilk production & my own experiences in this area.
A list of the references discussed can be found at www.Martin-MacDonald.com/Ep46
00:55 - Common poor advice around nutrition & breastfeeding
04:30 - How many Calories do you need to maintain milk supply
11:31 - The safety of a Calorie deficit whilst breastfeeding?
14:59 - The origins of breastfeeding nutrition misinformation
18:20 - New research on sleep & milk supply
23:40 - Practical nutritional advice for breastfeeding women
34:28 - Other factors that may impact lactation
#45: WISDOM - Wisdom & Quotes to Improve Your Life
This episode is for anybody who is feeling a little ‘stuck’ in life!
I give you some of my favourite life quotes & discuss that changing how you talk to yourself can alter your perspective. I also discuss whether you can choose happiness, the importance of having your own DIY positivity toolkit, & share my experiences of accepting the things which can’t be controlled.
A list of the quotes discussed can be found at www.Martin-MacDonald.com/Ep45
03:42 - The difference between Positive Self Talk & Toxic Positivity
07:38 - How Comparison does not always have to be the ‘thief of joy’
11:57 - The perils of being on Cloud 9
12:51 - Is it easier for rich, famous & successful people to be happy?
15:05 - The importance of being understood
18:45 - How to accept the things you can’t control
22:36 - The importance of knowing what fills your cup
#44: GUEST APPEARANCE - Steven Cuthbert Interviews me on: Normal Eating, Flexible Dieting, Aggressive Dieting and More!
In this episode, I am interviewed by Steven Cuthbert on his podcast: ’Strength Chat’. We discuss Normal Eating, Flexible Dieting, Aggressive Dieting as well as how important laughter and camaraderie has been during the pandemic & how I discovered my passion for public speaking!
05:32 - The importance of mindset in tough situations
18:48 - A background to my career
26:05 - How I discovered my passion for public speaking
33:33 - What is ’normal eating’?
45:58 - Why science will never overcome personal experience
48:24 - The value of flexibility when dieting
57:22 - How small nutritional changes can have big impacts
01:07:20 - How decreasing your calories can make you less hungry!
01:22:26 - How to use critical thinking to improve your ideas
#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?
Listen in, life philosophers!
Give this podcast a listen. It’s nice to hear Martin speak on his life’s meaning, mistakes and successes and all that he’s learned. He’s a great speaker and has meaningful things to say.
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.