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In Gains We Trust Podcast Episode 2: Calories In, Calories Out Debunked?

In Gains We Trust Podcast Episode 2: Calories In, Calories Out Debunked?

The Gang Dismantles Myths About CICO + Some Other Health Stuff


In this episode, the hosts discuss the building blocks of nutrition, including macronutrients and their roles in the body. They emphasize the importance of calories in, calories out as a fundamental principle of weight management. The debate surrounding low carb diets and the nuances of energy balance are explored. The hosts stress the need for a holistic approach to health and the dangers of misinformation. In this conversation, Michael and BowTiedOx discuss various dietary approaches and the importance of aligning diet with individual goals and promotes overall well-being. They also explore the benefits of resistance training for aging and its potential to prevent dementia. The conversation delves into the challenges of behavioral change and the role of coaching in guiding individuals towards positive health and fitness outcomes. They emphasize the power of knowledge and the importance of empowering individuals to take control of their own health and fitness.


  • It's important to consider individual goals when choosing a dietary approach.

  • Resistance training is crucial for aging individuals and can help prevent dementia.

  • Behavioral change is challenging, but understanding the underlying psychology can lead to positive outcomes.

  • Knowledge is power, and empowering individuals to take control of their own health and fitness is the ultimate goal.


00:00 Introduction

01:02 The Building Block of Nutrition

04:19 Macronutrients: Protein

05:09 Macronutrients: Fat

06:04 Macronutrients: Carbohydrates

07:31 Calories In, Calories Out

10:33 Debate on Calories In, Calories Out

13:56 The Controversy of Low Carb Diets

18:34 Health is Multifaceted

21:13 Extreme Weight Loss and Health

23:35 Nuances of Calories In, Calories Out

27:02 The Importance of Context

30:28 The Dangers of Misinformation

36:19 Individualized Approach to Health

38:18 The Role of Creatine and Carbs

40:30 Promoting Good Health

41:27 Jumping into Dietary Approaches

42:01 Aligning Diet with Goals

45:19 Resistance Training for Aging

47:07 Preventing Dementia with Resistance Training

48:48 Behavioral Change and Motivation

53:18 Coaching and Behavioral Psychology

57:03 Knowledge is Power

59:30 Empowering Individuals to Take Control


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This is not Legal, Medical, or Financial advice. Please consult a medical professional before starting any workout program, diet plan, or supplement protocol. These are opinions from a Cartoon Ox.

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In Gains We Trust
Weekly Podcast by BowTiedOx & Mikey from Gaintrust focused on giving you to no-bs approach to building muscle, losing fat, and optimizing your health. Overall, the duo aim to provide evidence-based information and promote critical thinking in the fitness industry.