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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Pitcher tracks data to plan diet, workout regimen, sleep

BEST SHAPE OF HIS LIFE!

Boyd underwent DNA tests to determine what foods his body reacts to better and what health conditions he might be predisposed to genetically. He had his heart rate and other vitals tracked to determine workout recovery and optimal sleeping patterns.

Some changes were obvious, others more individualized. With help from McKee, Boyd adjusted his diet to take in more monounsaturated fats found in olive oil, avocados, nuts and grass-fed beef. He cut out whole grains and pasta and added more vegetables. He added more fish to his diet. He also tracked when and where he ate his meals.

The resulting changes helped Boyd drop 15 pounds and improve his body-fat percentage.

“I wasn’t planning on losing weight. I felt good where I was,” Boyd said. “But once I started eating the way I did, it just kind of happened. I don’t see it, but everyone says you can see it. That wasn’t the goal, but it was kind of a byproduct. …

“I feel better. I have more energy. I’m sleeping better.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 12, 2019 at 06:01 AM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Fernigal McGunnigle Posted: February 12, 2019 at 09:31 AM (#5814558)
A lot of these things is just getting series about what you eat and tracking everything. You're less likely to eat too much or to eat crap if you're paying attention to it. And in general the DNA testing seems really unnecessary and semi-quackish here. He replaced pasta with vegetables and with good fats and proteins, he tracked his eating, and he made sure he got enough rest. Any body with DNA worth having will respond well to that sort of thing.

Thinking more on it, I do see some point to the DNA testing. If some joker tells you to eat well and exercise you might not do it, but if someone wearing a lab coat and pointing at a spreadsheet on his laptop screen says, "Increasing monounsaturated fat intake by 28% will improve bodily triacylglycerol," a lot of people are going to listen to the pseudo-scientist, even though he's talking a combination of gibberish and tautology.

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