140 – Your nutritional needs in order to thrive with Dr. Krista Scott-Dixon

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In today’s episode, Dr. Krista Scott-Dixon from Precision Nutrition joins us to talk about nutrition. We get into what human beings need nutritionally to thrive, the role of epigenetics and the implication of DNA on your nutrition. Krista explains where to start with a new client, calorie recommendations, behavioral changes and stress mitigation. 

Krista Scott-Dixon, PhD, is Precision Nutrition’s director of curriculum. She earned her doctorate in Women’s Studies from York University.

In her role at Precision Nutrition, Dr. Scott-Dixon develops the curriculum for the PN (Women’s and Men’s) Coaching programs, the PN Level 1 Certification, and the PN Level 2 Certification Master Class.

Dr. Scott-Dixon is the coauthor of PN’s Level 1 textbook: The Essentials of Sport and Exercise Nutrition and The Universe Within: Genetic Testing and What It Can Tell Us About Nutrition, Health, and Athletic Performance.

In 2017, her book Why Me Want Eat: Fixing Your Food Fckedupitude was published.

To find out more about Dr. Krista Scott-Dixon, visit: www.precisionnutrition.com

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Additional Links: 

Dr. Tina Bryson – The Power of Showing Up

Dr. Huberman on the Muscle Intelligence podcast

Documentary: The Weight of Gold – Official Trailer

Sam Harris – Waking Up



[00:25] – Today’s guest

[01:15] – Today’s sponsor: Bioptimizer

[03:46] – Krista’s career path and start at PN.

[06:10] – What in nutrition is actually objective?

[08:35] – What human beings need nutritionally to thrive. 

[10:24] – Fibre debate.

[14:56] – The strongest evidence is your own experience. 

[15:18] – Results from a new diet. 

[16:33] – The role of epigenetics.

[18:55] – DNA and its implications on nutrition.

[23:50] – How to establish baseline calories. / Where to start.

[28:55] – Deep Health Model

[30:50] – The Wheels of Stress. 

[35:04] – Calorie recommendations. 

[36:55] – Hard-gainers vs. stress eaters.

[38:28] – New performance certification at PN. 

[43:34] – Decision making tree of if -> then.

[45:40] – How often you should change your nutrition.

[48:20] – Strategies to mitigate stress.

[51:00] – What are you ready, willing and able to do?

[53:25] – Behavioral change. 

[01:00:10] – Psychological safety.

[01:03:20] – Myth of the individual hero.

[01:05:30] – Experiences of many Pro-Bodybuilder.

[01:08:00] – Ben’s mission in the bodybuilding community.

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Ben Pakulski

Since first lifting weights as a teenager, Ben has been on a mission to do whatever it takes… …to become the most muscular man on the planet! On the eve of The Arnold Classic, he confronts the dark realities of bodybuilding… And his own future! Follow him on his journey…

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