This week, four listener questions all linked by one of my principles of nutrition – that it’s never just one thing. We’ve got questions about blood glucose, biomarkers, metabolism trackers, and whey vs egg white protein.
Something new this week: a format called Hot Cakes (a twist on Hot Takes), where Patrick selects a few things he’s come across lately and gets my take on them. Topics include: diet breaks, self-reported gluten intolerance, and essential amino acids.
What are Continuous Glucose Monitors and why are they so popular? To answer, we discuss hyper- and hypoglycemia, give a useful analogy for thinking about blood sugar spikes, and defend the worried well from more bad marketing.
What trade-offs do we have to accept to achieve our health, fitness, and nutritional goals? This week, we’re talking about the four biggest ones, touching on simplicity, boredom, monotony, habits, sustainability, and progress.