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I was recently a guest on a popular fitness podcast in Austria — Power-Quest. We had a great time talking about a variety of topics related to fat loss nutrition, training, and looking ripped year-round.
Listen to the full interview here: 388 (Gold): Nate Miyaki — Ein Samurai im Kampfermodus
*Scroll down and click on the title. The portion with me is in English, and it starts at 13:50 and ends at 47:50.
- What Nate’s 2000 calorie dinner consists of, hahaha….
- How you can structure your diet in a way to eat a big, satiating meal with carbs at night, even in the most aggressive fat loss/cutting phases. No more starving on lettuce leaves at night to get lean.
- Why calories and macronutrients are exponentially more important than diet structure.
- How Intermittent Feast pulls principles from natural bodybuilding, The Paleo Diet, Sports Nutrition, and intermittent fasting protocols.
- A brief comparison of 5-6 small meals a day vs. 2 meals a day, and why the latter can work as an excellent fat loss & physique enhancement plan (from physiology to practicality to sustainability).
- Giving credit where credit is due — Serge Nubret (as the athletic) and Ori Hofmekler (as the intellectual & scientific) pioneers of intermittent fasting/feasting protocols.
- The problems with extreme bulking & cutting phases.
- Why you can use bodybuilders for inspiration, but also why you shouldn’t try to follow the protocols of drug enhanced athletes (unless of course you want to take that route, no judgement here).
- Why I love red meat.
- Sane, unbiased protein recommendations.
- Why you should put more focus on the basics of a sound nutrition plan vs. the overuse of supplements as miracle cures.
- Why there is no one right way to train. An athlete simply must match their training protocol to their goal, how my program changed training primarily for performance (martial arts and stunts) vs. training for appearance (natural bodybuilding, fitness modeling).
- The value of mobility and dynamic warm-ups to offset computer posture and prevent injury.
- Why free weights and basic movements should be the foundation of your routine as opposed to flashy & fancy exercises.
EIN SAMURAI! I don’t know what that means, but it sounds pretty cool. Thanks for the opportunity Dominik.
Hey my brothers and sisters, wanted to let you know I completed my new book Intermittent Feast: An Evolutionary & Scientific Approach to Weight Loss. I went Gung-Fu style on this one — hacked away the unessential to unveil a straightforward, streamlined approach to my nutritional philosophy. We uploaded a Kindle version to Amazon and its available now.
But I also wanted to tell you about my overall plan, so there are no surprises. Ultimately, the book will be available in a couple of different formats:
1. This Kindle Version
2. An Expanded Edition available as a PDF/Downloadable e-book. This is going to have some additional content/bonus materials.
From the emails I’ve received, I understand y’all have different preferences for formats, sizes, and prices. And since I am “The People’s Nutrition Educator”, I had no choice but to listen to Da People.
So if you prefer reading books on your Kindle or I-pad, this first option is ready to roll:
Happy New Year! We hope you had a festive, fun, and HEALTHY holiday season.
We’re starting 2012 with a new look for the website, and will be coming at you soon with new content as well.
Hey everyone, I updated my blog on Musclemania.com, but people were telling me they were having problems accessing it. So I figured I copy and post it here, in case you were interested. Here it is in full:
Musclemania Blog Post 10.28.11
Its been awhile since we last had a chance to hang out and catch up, so hey, aloha, what’s up? Hope all is well with you. We’ve had a lot going on since the summertime, here is the Sportscenter-style recap:
1. Kalai and I officially entered the Model Division of the Fitness America Weekend.
I had planned on competing in the Musclemania Division, but we’ve been getting a ton of work as fitness models. The funny thing is I never got any damn work until my wife came around – so its probably more about her talent than anything. I just get to tag along, carry her bags, and sneak into a few photos . Regardless, I figured I see what the model show is all about. Besides, I get bored easily. That’s why I have the whole bodybuilding, pro wrestling, capoeira, rock band history thing going on. I like to try new things, and the model show will definitely be new for me. But I’ll be prepared. I’ve hired Derek Zoolander as my coach, and he’s been showing me both the Blue Steel and Blue Magnum poses.
2. We had the tremendous opportunity to partner with a start-up company out here in Silicon Valley called GainFitness.
(GainFitness photoshoot w/ Nate and wife Kalai Diamond)
Dude, these guys are going to change the fitness industry. They want to become sort of the I-tunes of fitness, and they definitely have the technical skills, network, and business savvy to pull it off. Essentially, they have/are creating computer algorithms, mobile apps, and downloadable workouts to provide personal training-style guidance, program design, and workout progressions at a much more affordable price. This is going to make DVD’s that don’t customize the workouts to the individual obsolete. The cool thing is they tapped us as their lead models/talent for their platform and product launch. I’m glad we got in with them now before they blow up in the industry and become big time!
3. My first book was published, The Samurai Diet: The Science & Strategy of Winning the Fat Loss War.
(The Samurai Diet book cover)
I started writing a regular column for a fitness/strength training magazine about a year ago. It gained popularity, the articles got a ton of hits, and then people started asking me if I was ever going to write a book. The thing is, I had been working on a book for years. The audience demand (previously I thought if I wrote a book, my wife, my five brothers/one sister, and I would be the only ones reading it) was just the pressure I needed to finally “get ‘er done”. Here’s the link to its Amazon page if you want to check it out: The Samurai Diet.
Alas, you grow tired of my blabbing, belly-aching, and the guillotine choke I’ve had on your time. I’ll post up again before the show with an update of our current condition.
Thanks a ton for the support over the years. Take care!