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Quick Bites, #03

5 listener questions:

1) Weight versus body fat 

2) Three nutrition lessons for high school students

3) 1 g/lb of body weight protein for a functional fitness enthusiast

4) Vegan & hitting protein numbers with whole food sources

5) Alcohol consumption and stubborn body composition 

on Loopholes & Other Ways to Cheat on Your Diet

Why do we commit to a new diet, only to then seek out the gray areas that let us cheat without guilt? That’s what we’re diving into here, talking about the #800g Watermelon Challenge, epic cheat meals, and doing the work.

on the Right Amount of Daily Added Sugar

The USDA recently upset folks by not altering their recommended daily added sugar intake, despite being advised by scientists to do so.We dive into the reasons they didn’t and my take on whether a change was necessary.

on the Best Diet of the Year

Is there a “best” diet? CNN recently weighed in, and here’s my take. We’re talking about the challenges of nutrition research, the limits of hyper-specific advice, why science is always playing catch-up, and more.