Author Archives: Dr. John Berardi

What You Should Know About Intermittent Fasting

In fitness circles, the concept of intermittent fasting (IF) is catching like wildfire, and it’s no surprise as to why. There is some intriguing new published research showing that IF may offer a host of health and body composition benefits. Additionally, a small but growing group of IF experimenters are swearing by these relatively new fat-loss techniques, techniques that include skipping meals and sometimes going entire days without eating!

Nutrition for Wrestlers & Fighters – A Telesminar with Dr John Berardi and Michael Fry

If you’re a hard training combat or grappling athlete, you’ve simply gotta read this article It comes to us from Dr John Berardi and Michael Fry, co-authors of The Grappler’s Guide to Sports Nutrition, a new book detailing exactly how wrestlers and grapplers of all types should be eating and supplementing to opttimize their body […]

The Science of Nutrient Timing, Part II

First published at, Apr 9 2004. Note – You can read part 1 here – The Science of Nutrient Timing, Part I Nutrient Timing – The Growth Phase After protein and carbohydrate have been provided during the Energy and Anabolic Phases, the net protein balance of the body shifted toward the positive; muscle glycogen restored, […]

The Science of Nutrient Timing, Part I

First published at, Apr 4 2004. Note – You can read part 2 here – The Science of Nutrient Timing, Part II James T. Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise believed that space was the “final frontier,” an undiscovered territory full of strange new worlds, new life, and new civilizations. So they set out to […]

Massive Eating – Part II – Meal Combinations and Individual Differences

First published at, Mar 9 2001. Note: See Part 1 here: Massive Eating Part I – Calorie Calculations Now that I know how much to eat, what’s next? Eating to get massive is a juggling act between three important concepts. As I stated in Part I, energy balance is only one. In focusing only on […]

Massive Eating Part I – Calorie Calculations

First published at, Mar 2 2001. Note: See Part 2 here: Massive Eating – Part II – Meal Combinations and Individual Differences Pretend you’re back in high school and mean ol’ Mr. Berardi has just passed out a pop quiz. Luckily, there’s only one question: Which of the following statements is true? A) Most people […]

7 Habits of Highly Effective Nutritional Programs

Take a look around the nutrition world. Confusing, isn’t it? Conflicting advice is everywhere, and you’re stuck in the middle. You wonder whether anyone out there even knows what they’re talking about, or whether the experts will ever reach a consensus on anything. You start to wonder whether you’ll need a degree in nutritional biochemistry […]