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Thermo Diet Podcast Episode 9 - Thermo Diet For Performance

Thermo Diet Podcast Episode 9 - Thermo Diet For Performance

Have you ever wondered what the best diet for performance is? In this episode, Jayton sits down and talks about some of the reasons why the Thermo Diet is the optimal way of eating for high-level physical performance. 

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Full Transcript:

Jayton:
How's it going, guys? It's Jayton, otherwise known as Booby. Chris is out of the office today, so I'm going to be doing this one solo, and today we're going to be talking about Thermo for performance. So let's jump into this one.

Jayton:
So whenever we talk about performance, we're talking either about cognitive performance, so like brain performance and stuff like that, or physical performance. So the ability for you to perform well in the gym or whenever you're doing something physical like running, hiking, skiing, that's probably my favorite thing to do. So what does that look like and why is a Thermo optimal for performance?

Jayton:
So we have two types of muscle fibers, type one, which is the slow oxidative muscle fibers. So these are the muscles that you're using whenever you're standing, walking. They're like the stabilization muscles that you use throughout the day. And these mainly use fat as a fuel source. So they're mainly going to be oxidizing lipids for fuel.

Jayton:
And then we have type two muscle fibers, and if you want to get intricate with it, we have type two A and type two B, but we'll just say type two today. So type two are glycolytic muscle fibers. These are more of the explosive and high intensity muscles that we use whenever we're deadlifting, benching, sprinting, things like that. And so these mainly use glucose as fuel. And so whenever we're looking at performance, especially physical performance, we're going to be utilizing glucose as a fuel source most often. And whenever it comes to cognitive performance, glucose is the preferred fuel source for the brain. And so that's one reason that we want to make sure that we fuel our bodies with enough carbohydrates in order to support optimal brain function as well as the thyroid. The thyroid uses mostly glucose as a fuel source as well to produce thyroid hormones.

Jayton:
So this is very important to know the difference between the fuel sources for the muscle fibers whenever we're looking at performance. And then whenever you look at the Thermo diet, it's going to be very high in minerals, especially salt, magnesium, calcium and potassium. So potassium is going to be really high in the different types of fruits that we eat and stuff like that.

Jayton:
So minerals are necessary for action potentials or nerve impulses. And we use these nerve impulses whenever we're lifting or contracting muscles, things like that. And so whenever we don't have enough minerals in the system or the right balance of minerals in the system, then our nervous system basically misfires. And so it's not going to be working at the optimum capacity that it could whenever we supply it with sufficient minerals to perform well.

Jayton:
So potassium is high in fruits, we get plenty of sodium from salt and then calcium from different dairy sources. And then magnesium is very dense in things like dark chocolate, avocados, things like that. As well as milk. Milk is actually a very good source of magnesium as well. So just kind of like the more staples in the Thermo diet are going to be very high in different minerals that are going to provide your nervous system with the electrolytes and the minerals that it needs to function optimally.

Jayton:
And then glucose. So whenever we look at performance, we want more energy in the muscle cells. So if there's more energy in the muscle cells, we can create more power output. And then we also have better recovery and better muscle protein synthesis and things like this. So glucose actually creates more ATP than something like ketones, for example. So whenever we look at the amount of ATP that comes out of mitochondrial respiration of either T tones or glucose, glucose produces around 36 ATP per molecule, whereas ketones produce around 22 molecules of ATP per molecule of ketones that are oxidized through the mitochondrial respiration process.

Jayton:
And so if we supply our muscles with adequate glucose, then we're going to allow for adequate energy supply to be made for that workout session or whatever we're going to be doing. And so carbs are also protein sparing, which means the body, whenever it has a sufficient amount of glucose, is going to spare a protein. So it's not going to be using the amino acids that it gets from the diet or from the muscles to convert it into glucose because it's going to have plenty of carbohydrates to supply the body with that glucose. And so the body, whenever it doesn't have enough glucose present, it begins to turn different amino acids into glucose via gluconeogenesis.

Jayton:
And so if the carbs are sufficient in the diet, then that doesn't happen. And the amino acids can be used to build muscle and for different kinds of protein turnover and cellular turnover and things like that to produce more muscle, recover faster, you have better brain function and things like that. And so basically the Thermo diet is complete whenever we look at it from that aspect. But just logically the Thermo diet, it contains very easily digestible foods. And so whenever our foods are digested well, we end up intaking and actually absorbing more nutrients. So more nutrients equals more muscle and better recovery because we're providing our body with the raw materials that it needs in order to build itself and heal itself properly.

Jayton:
And so the Thermo diet, especially with a good resistance training program, increases insulin sensitivity tremendously. One of the things that I thought was really interesting is that Thomas, I've been working for him for a little while on his diet and just kind of giving him pointers every once in a while. And he went from maintaining his weight on about anywhere from 2000 to 2300 calories, all the way up to... He was still losing weight at 3,500 calories. He finally started to slowly gain weight at around 3,700 calories. And just because he was providing his body with all of the nutrients necessary in an easily digestible form that allowed his metabolism just to shoot through the roof. And his muscle gain was absolutely phenomenal. He has his before and after pictures and he gained a crazy amount of muscle. And he said that going to the gym was like nothing that he's ever experienced before. So that was really cool.

Jayton:
And then the Thermo diet is very antagonistic. Basically, it fights stress. So carbs and salt lower the stress hormones, which are very catabolic. So these stress hormones like cortisol, estrogen, aldosterone, all of these are very catabolic, so they're going to be breaking the body down and causing it to be... Basically it's not going to heal properly.

Jayton:
And so if we don't heal properly, then we're going to have poor muscle recovery. And poor muscle recovery leads to overall negative results whenever it comes to increasing performance. And so whenever we allow our body to have sufficient carbs and salt, we're going to lower those stress hormones and raise the protective more anabolic hormones like testosterone, DHT, growth hormone, which interesting is that the Thermo diet, we recommend a higher glycine intake through things like bone broth, collagen, gelatin. And glycine is actually extremely beneficial for a GH production or growth hormone production. So you're going to actually have a better hormonal response from your workout whenever you have a high glycine intake because it's going to help with that growth hormone production.

Jayton:
And so whenever we raise these protective hormones, these more anabolic steroid hormones, then we're going to have more mass, we're going to have more power output and more strength. So that's something to look forward to... Whenever you're deep into Thermo, your performance goes through the roof and you start gaining strength like never before. That's something that I've been able to find extremely beneficial while being on the Thermo diet.

Jayton:
Whenever it comes to supplementation on the Thermo diet, anything that's going to increase energy output in the cell from the mitochondria, is going to be pro performance. And so things like creatine, so creatine is actually going to increase the amount of ATP production that's happening in the cell, that's why it's correlated with more power output and muscle mass is because you have more energy in the cell to create more order, to create more structure and heal faster. And it's also going to allow for... So whenever we're in this anabolic state, it allows for more proliferation of the muscle cells, some more dividing of the muscle cells, and then they're going to kind of fuse together, if you will, whenever we have those micro tears from resistance training and allow for optimal recovering. So creatine is actually going to help with that by allowing the muscle cells to create more energy.

Jayton:
And so ashwagandha is also another very good supplement to supplement with. Ashwagandha has actually very interesting clinical studies with trained athletes and their increase in strength, power output and testosterone levels. So ashwagandha would be a very good one to lower the amount of stress that results from resistance training.

Jayton:
And then magnesium. So magnesium is actually very hard to get in the diet. You can get it in the Thermo diet, but I think that most of the food that, especially with like soil degradation and things like that, I think magnesium is very deficient in most diets. So supplementing with a little bit of a good magnesium supplement is going to be necessary, especially if you're resistance training and you're more on the athletic side. So a good magnesium Glicken eight supplements would be very good or glistening if you will.

Jayton:
And then vitamin D would also be a good supplement to use. So vitamin D is actually a psuedo hormone, so it's not actually a vitamin, it's a hormone that's synthesized from cholesterol in the skin. And then from there it helps with steroid hormone synthesis. So if we're deficient in vitamin D, then we're not going to have enough steroid hormone production and then therefore it's going to be really hard for us to gain muscle and things like that. So making sure that we have plenty of vitamin D in the diet and we're getting plenty of sunlight, is going to allow for optimal recovery and allow us to build more muscle in the long run.

Jayton:
And then glycine, again through things like bone broth, collagen, gelatin is going to be very good for growth hormone production. And then that growth hormone production is going to allow for better recovery in the long run.

Jayton:
And then Coleen. So Coleen is actually going to help lower estrogen levels. It actually methylates estrogen so it donates a methyl molecule to the estrogen molecule and renders it inactive. And then from there it's basically taken out of the system and passed out through feces or urine. And so whenever we can methylate estrogen, then it's actually going to down-regulate the amount of stress in the body because usually estrogen and cortisol are in a positive relationship with each other. So if one's high, the other is typically high too. So if we can down-regulate one then we can begin to down-regulate the other and kind of pull ourselves out of that catabolic stress state. And so Coleen is going to methylate that estrogen and get it out of the system. So we can do just that.

Jayton:
And then phosphatidylserine is the final supplement that I would recommend whenever you're looking for optimal performance. There's some really interesting studies on athletes with phosphatidylserine showing that their performance increased tremendously. Their time to exhaustion was extended by I think 20 to 25% in some cases, which is significant whenever you're a high level athlete and looking to gain an edge over your competitors. So phosphatidylserine would be really good to use in the long run.

Jayton:
But that's really all I have today. I do have some information over some of these supplements on the YouTube channel for Umzoo. So if you want to go check that out, you can. Make sure to check out Thermodiet.com. There's all kinds of resources on there. We're putting these podcasts on there now too. You can go on there and take the body type quiz if you haven't done that yet. Make sure to go in there and put your email in and get your results after you take the quiz. Make sure to get into the Facebook group. So we have over 1400 people in that group that are absolutely killing it on Thermo and we have some really interesting testimonials in there and people that are just killing it in life using Thermo to fuel themselves. So make sure to get in there and check that out. Make sure to tell them Booby sent you and I'll talk to you next time. Thanks for listening.

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