Under the Bar [Interview]

This podcast kind of slipped under the radar. The guys from Under the Bar interviewed me about protein intake, science vs. practical experience, gaining fat and losing muscle at the same time, ketogenic dieting, supplements and a bunch of other things including *drum roll please* the satiety index of potatoes.



  1. Michiel says:

    You mention that ketose diet or even low carb diet is not suitable for athletes who do interval training. As a football player I am interested how to set the amount of carbs when cutting, when I am on the pitch 3 times a week? Still going to the gym btw, to keep upper body physique.

  2. Gregor says:

    Hi Menno,

    good content as always.

    About fat intake : you mentioned the importance of keeping a good fat balance. I have a high fat diet and eat a lot of peanut butter, so basically too much omega 6.
    Despite that, I feel way less inflammation than when I was eating HCLF with a better fat balance. So I was wondering that given that “fat are the less toxic macronutrient”, should I be concerned about my high omega 6 intake for long term health ? Is the main problem of omega 6 is inflammation ?

    • A high ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 is definitely something to address in your diet if your health is a concern. A lot of research shows this. Inflammation is indeed a key mechanism.

      • Gregor says:

        Thanks for your answer.

        I’m always a bit confused with this cause peanut butter is supposed to be slightly anti-inflammatory thanks to the micro-nutrients coming with it.
        From what I know omega 6 sources are clearly not equal and some of them like almonds seem to decrease inflammation despite their bad omega 6/3 ratio thanks to vitamin E and minerals.
        Overall my diet is supposed to be clearly anti-inflammatory, but my omega 6 to omega 3 really sucks in theory :)
        So I was curious to hear from you if I should concern about that and basically eat more SFA.

  3. Robert T. says:

    Hello Meno. I am a huge fan of your work. Thank you. Perhaps you can answer a question of mine.
    Isn’t inflammation needed to build muscle? Can anti-inflammatory nutrients prevent or supress muscle building? If so, is there an optimal time and optimal dose to take in anti-inflammatory nutrients (such as coffee, vitamin c, omega-3s, etc.)?

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