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Strategies to Increase Your Fat Utilization – Bob Seebohar, MS, RDN, CSSD, CSCS, METS II
Over 70% of the US is overweight or obese and it is estimated that 45 million Americans go on a diet each year spending $33 billion dollars on weight loss programs and products. These programs usually advise the cutting out or lowering of carbohydrates, the use of fasting techniques or recommend dietary supplements. But what if you could manipulate your diet and food intake to help you increase the amount of fat your body uses as fuel throughout the day? In this podcast, I speak with Exercise Physiologist and Sports Dietitian Bob Seebohar, on how to become more metabolically efficient at using fat as a fuel source. We also discuss macronutrient needs for strength vs endurance athletes, fat burning zones, the best ratio of carbohydrates to protein for blood sugar control, and why carbohydrates are demonized. Stay tuned until the end to learn more about Bob’s certification program and the only 3 foods he could survive on forever.
About Bob Seebohar
Bob is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, the former Director of Sports Nutrition for the University of Florida and served as a Sport Dietitian for the US Olympic Committee. Bob traveled to the 2008 Summer Olympic Games as a Sport Dietitian for the US Olympic Team and the personal Sport Dietitian/Exercise Physiologist for the Olympic Triathlon Team. Currently, Bob owns eNRG Performance and is the Sport Dietitian for the University of Denver Women’s Gymnastics Team and the University of Denver Athletics Program.
Bob has a bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science, a master’s degree in Health and Exercise Science and a second master’s degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition. He is a Registered Dietitian, Exercise Physiologist, NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and a High Performance Endurance Coach. Being an out of the box thinker, Bob created the concepts of Nutrition Periodization™ and Metabolic Efficiency Training™ in the early 2000’s. As a nutrition coach, Bob specializes in enhancing health and improving performance by improving metabolic efficiency and using nutrition periodization, which provides varying nutrition recommendations based on an athlete’s sport, training cycle, health and performance goals. As an endurance coach, exercise physiologist and strength and conditioning specialist, Bob specializes in leading athletes to optimal performance through the use of science and real-life training applications that balance life, work and family. He has a true passion for food and this had led Bob to creating two food companies that support his Metabolic Efficiency Training Concept: Birota Foods and All Around Snack Co.
Bob has worked with a variety of recreational, recreationally competitive, and professional athletes from sports including triathlon, duathlon, ultra-running, ultra-cycling (road and mountain), track and field, marathon, mountain biking, road and track cycling, cross country, swimming, football, tae kwon do, motocross, gymnastics, Nascar, tennis, wrestling, weightlifting, rowing, skeleton, sailing, paralympic sailing, canoeing and kayaking, hockey, Crossfit, mountaineering, professional basketball, professional golf, and obstacle course racing. He has worked with all ages and abilities of athletes including high schoolers/juniors, recreationally active adults, collegiate and professional athletes, and Olympians. He is also one of the very few Sport Dietitians in the country who specializes in working with young athletes.
Practicing what he preaches, Bob has been an athlete his entire life growing up playing competitive soccer. During his undergraduate studies, he turned to endurance sports and has competed in many endurance events including the Boston Marathon, six Ironman races, the Leadville 100 mile trail running race (twice), the Leadville 100 mile mountain bike race (twice), and in 2009, Bob became a Leadman, completing all six of the Leadville endurance events in 7 weeks. Bob enjoys challenging himself and will regularly compete in triathlon, cycling, obstacle course racing, and ultra-running. He enjoys exploring the depths of human performance through his daily training adventures.
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