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May 1, 2023

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. Andrew Koutnik, PhD is a researcher studying the influence of nutrition and metabolism on health, disease, and performance. He originally began his research path at Florida State University in the Exercise Science studying the influence of nutrition, exercise, supplementation, and environmental extremes on health-based outcomes in normal and clinical populations. From Florida State University, he transitioned into Biomedical Research where he received his doctorate in Biomedical Sciences with the Metabolic Medicine Lab at University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine with a focus on studying metabolism and metabolic therapies for health, disease, and performance outcomes. Personally, Andrew Koutnik has also used exercise, nutrition, and lifestyle factors to manage Type-1 Diabetes for over 12 years.

In this conversation, Brian, Tro, and Andrew talk about wether or not athletes need carbohydrates in their diet, the history of research on this subject, fat oxidation levels and peak fat oxidation during dietary transition, how high intensity interval training over a long period of time in a low-carb, fasted state effects fuel partitioning, the diet specific effect on fuel use during exercise at varying levels of intensity, disease factors impacted by exercise, blood sugar spikes from high intensity weight lifting versus sprinting, and which foods most consistently spike sugars.

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