Nutrient Density 101

Lots of people talk about nutrient density, but few know what it means or how to quantify it.  This article clarifies a number of common misconceptions about this important topic and details how you can identify the most nutritious foods tailored to your needs. Outline What is nutrient density? Why is nutrient density important? Will […]

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The most powerful levers in nutrition

Popular nutrition enthusiasts typically focus on the one magic factor that will fix your ills.   vegan carnivore keto plant-based blood type low carb low fat “It worked for me.  It’s the only way, and it will surely work for you!” Meanwhile, both public health messaging and click bait-hungry media is awash with confusion. Every […]

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Optimising your identity from the inside out

Buying a surfboard doesn’t make you a surfer. Just like having a piano lesson doesn’t make you a pianist.   Similarly, buying a pair of sneakers doesn’t make you a runner.   But as we start to practice these skills we begin to look a bit more the like people who possess these identities: a […]

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Top tips from successful Optimisers

If you want to succeed it can be helpful to learn from those who have already been successful. We asked the Optimisers from the first challenge what advice they would give someone starting out on the journey.  Here’s what they said: Plan ahead.  Know what you are going to eat for at least one day […]

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What’s YOUR why?

If you’re going to succeed at anything other than conforming to what passes for “normal” these days you need to look inside to find your “why”.   We recently surveyed the Nutrient Optimiser Facebook Group about why they wanted to be an Optimiser.  The responses were too good not to share. I want to be […]

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Nutrient Optimiser Pro Tips

One thing we were amazed by during the first Nutrient Optimser Challenge was how excited and passionate people got about optimising their micronutrients during the challenge! The Nutrient Optimiser Facebook Group lit up with people ‘chasing green’ in Cronometer to hit all their micronutrients targets and vying for the top place on the Nutrient Optimiser […]

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Optimal macros for fat loss, maintenance and bulking

What if you could harness the power of your chronobiology to optimise your diet for fat loss (spring), bulking (autumn) or maintenance (winter/summer)?   Our analysis of half a million days of MyFitnessPal data provides some fascinating insights into how you can dial in your macro ranges to help you optimise your diet to suit […]

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What makes Nutrient Optimiser different?

Participants from the first Nutrient Optimiser Challenge were asked what made the Nutrient Optimiser different from other things they had tried before. Here’s what they said: Overall, this was far easier than anything I’d tried.  The only other thing I had done seriously was LCHF keto, which worked but very slowly due to the enormous […]

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How much salt do you need?

Are you getting enough (or too much) salt?   And do you know what is optimal anyway?   This article looks at the latest research and some novel insights about optimal sodium.   While we’re at it, we’ll look at some other essential minerals that you are likely missing out on. Why is sodium important? […]

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