Interview with me – LCHF and sport performance on Fitter radio

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Thanks Bevan Mckinnon, our long-time elite athlete and coaching partner for having me on your weekly podcast/radio show to discuss the new work in our book “What the Fat? Sport Performance.

Here’s his blurb….listen here


Prof Grant Schofield is a respected PhD public health academic of 20 years. Dubbed ‘The Fat Professor’ he is at the forefront of challenging the widespread fat phobia that has pushed us to eat a diet full of processed, carb-laden food. In his latest book ‘What The Fat? Sports Performance: Leaner, Fitter, Faster on Low-Carb Healthy Fat’, Prof Grant focuses on the science and practice of low carb eating for peak athletic performance.  “Retraining your body and brain and turning on your fat burning almost seems like an unfair advantage when it’s applied to the sporting environment. For decades the brightest minds in the athletic performance nutrition field have had carbs pegged as the ultimate good guy – forget everything you were taught by your old-school sports performance nutritionist and learn how to become the ultimate fat burning athletic machine”.

listen here

Author: Prof. Grant Schofield

I am Grant Schofield, Professor of Public Health at Auckland University of Technology and director of the university's Human Potential Centre (HPC) located at the Millennium Campus in Auckland, New Zealand. My research and teaching interests are in wellbeing and chronic disease prevention especially reducing the risk and eventual mortality and morbidity from obesity, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. I live by the motto "be the best you can be" and have a strong commitment to peak performance in which I also do consulting work. I’ve been interested in human health and performance for my whole career. I started in psychology, went into sport and exercise psychology, then into public health, especially physical activity, then obesity. There have been some twists and turns along the way, which are the reasons for why I do what I do – you can read about those in my first blog entry. I want to know how we can be the best we can be. This crosses disciplines such as biology, medicine, pubic health, and productivity management. The cornerstones are nutrition, exercise, sleep, neuroscience, psychology and wellbeing. In my blog, I cover these topics under the broad heading of the Science of Human Potential.

3 thoughts on “Interview with me – LCHF and sport performance on Fitter radio”

  1. The link isn’t working, I get page not found. BTW I enjoyed the podcast interview ketovangelist did with you recently.

    cheerio from upover (Dutchland to be exact)


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