Episode 101: Fueling Athletic Performance With Dr. Marc Bubbs

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Summary: Thanks for joining us for episode 101 of The Ancestral RDs podcast. If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! Remember, please send us your question if you'd like us to answer it on the show. Today we are super excited to be interviewing Dr. Marc Bubbs! Dr. Marc Bubbs is a board-certified Naturopathic Doctor, Author, Speaker, Director of Nutrition for the Canadian Men’s National Basketball Team, and Strength Coach. He’s been working with athletes, active people, and those striving to improve their health for over a decade and is passionate that diet, exercise, and lifestyle are the most important tools for improving your overall health, body composition, and performance. He’s the author of the Paleo Project: The 21st Century Guide To Looking Leaner, Getting Stronger, and Living Longer, a regular contributor to Breaking Muscle, PaleoDiet.com, and Healthier Talks, as well as the nutrition advisory board member for Strong Magazine. He regularly presents at health, fitness, and medical conferences across North America and Europe, consults with the NBA, NHL, and MLB teams, and sees patients in downtown Toronto. If you’ve tuned in to our podcast for any length of time, you know that one diet certainly does not fit all. When it comes to nutrition to fuel and recover from exercise though, it’s common for many to follow generalized recommendations whether a weekend warrior or an elite athlete. You won’t want to miss a minute of today’s conversation as Dr. Marc Bubbs shares insight into maximizing athletic performance using a personalized, real food diet. Just some of what you’ll hear about is meal timing, carbohydrate intake, crucial nutrients for athletes and where to find them in food, and tools you can implement to aid in recovery after exercise. Here are some of the questions we discussed with Dr. Marc Bubbs: What made you interested in naturopathy and nutrition? How do you find that the athlete population is a little bit different from working with some of your other types of patients? Can you tell us your opinion on carbs for athletes and for the general public? How can somebody determine what their goals are? What is the benefit to eating carbohydrates around exercise? Depending on the type of exercise, how much carbohydrate should people try to start with before or after exercise? Do you have a general meal timing strategy? What is your opinion about intermittent fasting for athletes? Are there types of intermittent fasting that work a little bit better between weekend warriors and elite athletes? Are there super important nutrients that an elite athlete or the weekend warrior should focus on? Where are those nutrients found in food? Where do you stand on supplements such as BCAAs or protein powders? What factors play into how well somebody is going to recover from exercise? What types of tools can people can use to recover and how do they impact recovery? Links Discussed: This episode is sponsored by Maty's Healthy Products DrBubbs.com DrBubbs.com/14days (Free 2-Week Kick-Start Plan) PaleoProjectBook.com Follow @DrBubbs - Twitter, Instagram, Facebook TRANSCRIPT:  Kelsey: Hi everyone! Welcome to episode 101 of The Ancestral RDs podcast. I’m Kelsey Kinney and with me as always is my cohost Laura Schoenfeld. Laura: Hi everyone! Kelsey: We are Registered Dietitians with a passion for ancestral health, real food nutrition, and sharing evidence-based guidance that combines science with common sense. You can find me at www.KelseyKinney.com, and Laura at www.LauraSchoenfeldRD.com. We’ve got a great guest on our show today who’s going share his insight into maximizing athletic performance on an ancestral real food diet. We’re so happy he’s joining us and we think you’ll enjoy this episode. Laura: If you’re enjoying the show, remember to subscribe on iTunes so that way you never miss an episode.