The Nutrition For Building A Leaner, Better Performing, Healthier Body, For Good w/ Alan Aragon

Alan Aragon has over 20 years of success in the fitness field. He earned his Bachelor and Master of Science in Nutrition with top honors. Alan is a continuing education provider for the Commission on Dietetic Registration and National Strength & Conditioning Association. Alan lectures at national and international conferences, and maintains a private practice designing programs for recreational, Olympic, and professional athletes, including the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Kings, and Anaheim Mighty Ducks.

Alan is a contributing editor and resident Weight Loss Coach of Men’s Health magazine. His book Girth Control is considered to be one of the most in-depth manuals for improving the body and understanding nutrition for fitness & sports. Alan has co-authored the most-viewed article in the history of the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. Last but not least, Alan writes a monthly research review providing critical analysis and practical application of the latest science on nutrition, training, and supplementation.

It’s been a while since Alan and I caught up and it made it that much better as we dove into the principles of nutrition that helps people get leaner, maintain/build lean muscle, get healthier; and do those things for the long term (longevity).


Alan’s 4 simple and powerful things that create the foundation for you to build health, wellness, performance, and look damn good.

Why neither fit pros nor clients track their macros and 4 strategies that help clients monitor their food long-term.

Who are the “fitness accountants” and why what they do likely won’t work for you.

Why structure and routine are one of the “secrets” to succeeding with changing your nutrition early on.

For every principle of success, build a toolbox of actions that you can use to reach the desired goals, Alan and I dive into some of the tools.

Why under-eating protein in old age is the “kiss of death” and one simple and powerful strategy to fix that.

Alan’s 80/20 rule and the reason why eating “indulgence foods” should be a part of your diet.

One unusual thing the longest living people in “Blue Zones” do that’s not mentioned often but is a key to success with your diet.

Starting to prepare at least some of your foods at home rather than eating out can be the biggest win and change to your body transformation.

Should people avoid “trigger foods” or not? Alan dives into the research and recommendations.

What is the “cock blocking” water approach and how can it help you with your satiety and eating less.

Can snacks be a downfall for many people, and if you do snack, here’s what you should snack on.

How do you build muscle and stay leaner, the 3 things that have to happen and the mistakes most people make when trying to gain lean muscle.

Does protein distribution matter, and does when and how much protein we take affect body composition.

Is fasting useful, when we can use it and what does it affect in a negative way and to avoid if this is your goal.

You should NOT use intermittent fasting the leaner and fitter you get, here’s why.

What to look for when learning from social media and whether it matters for your health and fitness.

What is “otophagy” and what you must understand about it, as well as the biggest misconceptions.

Why exercise is a MUST when it comes to improving your nutrition, health, performance, body composition and longevity – its the absolute secret weapon with the science to back it up.

And much more….

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