(626) 863-0008                                (818) 939-1188

824 HollywoodWay, Burbank 91505

WodWorks HERE

Threshold Nutrition

There is a threshold level for glucose, below which insulin is benevolent. Insulin has a vast host of problems, when it is present as a vast host. It will make you a vast host -- diabetic, heart diseased, obese. But at an optimal glucose level, all its necessary uses will be met -- brain and organ energy, and whatever else. You ate it, so it’s there, at the right level.

Glycerol is the inevitable waste product of glucose metabolism, and has two functions -- as energy, reconverted into glucose, and as the substrate, the glue of blubber-making triglycerides. If there is no excess glucose in the blood, merely sufficient, or optimal, the resulting glycerol will be used as energy, with a minimal but necessary, optimal, amount left over to formulate triglycerides. We do after all need triglycerides. Bodyfat has a purpose too. Just not so much. Tubby. Sheesh. Go for a walk.

Likewise with protein, amino acids. There is an optimal amount, that lies between an upper and a lower threshold. Too little dietary protein and, well, it’s too dang little. Didn’t you know that? Too much and it just gets turned into glucose, in a very wasteful and expensive process. If that’s the case, why not just eat the carbs? You need as much protein as you need. Any more is redundant and, frankly, stupid.

The constant then should be protein, with focus on the essential amino acids. All other necessary amino acids can be synthesized within the body. The general amount of protein you need to eat can be determined from the nitrogen in urine, and the ideal is to achieve a nitrogen equilibrium. The balanced dietary protein level is around five percent of total caloric intake, for averagely active people, which isn't too active. Obviously athletes would need more, since there is more muscle breakdown. Likewise perhaps with those who are sick or under stress or other exceptional circumstances. What should not happen is that amino acids be wasted by being turned into blood sugar.

The next constant should be glucose. It turns out that the brain uses about 20% of the body’s energy. Logically, more than twenty percent of your calories should be from glucose, since there are other needs for bloodsugar. The brain can also use ketone bodies, but that's a backup system. It will always use glucose, even if it has to steal protein from muscles and catabolize it into glucose. Dietary glucose is technically not necessary. Glucose is necessary -- there is a threshold, a lower threshold. Of course, too much glucose is more than a problem. It is the health problem of the modern age. So there is a huge upper threshold -- let’s turn it into a barrier.

Then there’s fat. Essential fats are essential. The only shortage is in omega-3, and that’s easy to remedy. Of course there are poisonous fats, as excessive carbs are poisonous, and as animal proteins can be. Poisonous. Transfats. Too much omega-6. But that’s easy to remedy as well. Generally though there are very real health benefits to other fats -- lauric acid, say, or oleic -- and those that are not specifically beneficial are just neutral sources of energy.

Too many calories are a problem because, aside from potential obesity, they get burned off as body heat, and that process creates free radicals, which are damaging and mutagenic and aging and bad. The body can and does regulate its weight homeostatically. It should have to do that as little as possible. Don’t race your engine.

What then is optimal for the macronutrients? Something over 20% for carbs -- brain plus CNS plus organs. Something equilibrated for protein. These seem very much to be not technically constants, but limited to a range. The independent variable, after a few essential grams, is fat. If you’re trying to lose fat you’ve stored, eat it less, so that what you have will be used rather than crowding your blood, even as free fatty acids. If you don’t have a weight issue, it’s all about health and performance. Where are you putting your energy? Lots of thinking? Eat a bit more glucose -- as good carbs. Lots of exercise? A bit more protein, and more fat to supply the muscles. What you don't want to be doing is wasting your energy with digesting more than you needed in the first place.

We do need some common sense. Some authors tell us about how good an all-meat diet is. Well, hardly anyone is always right. That's why we laugh at clowns. They're so wrong. The rest of us may be wrong, but we're teachable. Be teachable.

Be excellent.


CrossFit Burbank

Note to Self

Sometimes it's just about reminding people of what's important. With FitWorks, that reminder must focus on fitness. Just think about the word. Fitness. It means "suitable" and "able" and "apt". It means increasing your capacity to get things done. It means being stronger and having more energy and being healthier. It's about turning back the clock, undoing the damage that time and some measure of neglect have caused.

Yes, you know all that. But that's what reminders do -- tell you what you already know. Because training isn't about a set of exercises. If that's all it were, you could go online and find a workout and do it. It wouldn't give you maximal results, but it would give you some results. That's a good thing. But it's not just about information. It's about commitment, and motivation, and encouragement and discouragement. It's about efficiency and effectiveness. It's about getting started, and keeping with it.

That's what real training is about. Yep, it's an investment, if you can't do it alone, and need to hire help. The worker is worthy of his hire. But you're worth it too. It's a matter of what you choose to invest in. It's unlikely that there are many things of more immediate importance than your health, than how you feel and how you function.

That's it then. It's on you. If you get it, about the fact that wanting something is only the start, and then you have to actually get started, then you'll go get it. Intensity is not something to be afraid of. There's a way that it's a pleasure. Not how hard it is -- rather, the demonstration of your excellence, the growth of your toughness, the increase of your ability and your confidence.

There it is. Not a lot of info, this time. Just a reminder. The clock's hands move in only one direction, but you can influence their speed. Not magic -- competence.

Be excellent.



Dear Bob Dude --

Thank you so much for your fantastic Infinite Dinosaurs Program! It truly is amazing. It has changed my whole life. I used to be lethargic and run down, but since starting your fantastic IDP! program I have so much pep and vigor.

I am pleased to endorse your amazing
Infinite Dinosaurs Program™! 

Yours Very Truly,

George H.W. Bush 
(remunerated endorsement)

Such well-known celebrities as Macaulay Culkin, Frank Stallone, Huey Lewis, and the late Mel Torme have benefited from the InfiniDinoPro™! method of energy alignment, sculpting and toning!

Bruce Jenner swears by it! Just listen:
"In my long career as an athlete and celebrity spokesperson/actor on such highly rated television programs as "CHiPs," "Murder, She Wrote," "Keeping Up With the Kardashians"  and  "Dancing With the Stars,"  and also such movies as Gym Teacher: the Movie and Can't Stop the Music, also starring the sensational Village People, I have never before encountered such a program as the Infinite Dinosaurs Program™! Bob Dude, A.A., and his team of highly trained staff of professionals has put together something that has something for everybody."

Valerie Bertinelli has this to say: "I first met Bob Dude way back in 1976, and wished he'd spoken to me then. Not a day has passed since then where I stopped thinking about him. Now that he has come back into my life thanks to the Infinite Dinosaurs Program!, I would never return to the old me. He is my reason for living. So handsome and beefy, with such gigantic arm muscles, and so sexy. I dream about him all the time. Oh Bob Dude, I think, you are so beautiful. I cannot live without you. Come to me now, you mad, passionate mad man. I await your awesome manliness like a rooster awaits the glorious rays of morning sunlight."

Mackenzie Phillips says,
"I was a washed up has been with a nightmare past before I started the Infinite Dinosaurs Program™! Now my acne has totally vanished and I don't always smell like baloney anymore. InDiPro™! is the Way To Go! Thank you, Bob Dude and Infinite Dinosaurs. You truly are a miracle worker."

Can YOU afford not to take advantage of the sensational cutting edge breakthroughs offered for the first time anywhere in the
Infinite Dinosaurs Program™!? The answer is NO! You CANNOT! In 15 clearly thought-out and presented InfiniDinoPro™! courses, you will learn to master and completely dominate such dynamic and vital innovative topics as Incremental Velocity™ and Integral Veclusion™, Tonal Tonics™, MacroFascial Flexic Blast™, the IVANalytical Protocol™, the Weekly IGORganizer™, and of course the award-winning P-Factor Exclusion Activator™! Time to TAKE CHARGE and reap the REWARDS!

You CANNOT afford not to fail omitting to neglect THIS offer! Act NOW! You'll be so glad YOU did!

Bob Dude, G.E.D., A.A.,

Pres. and CEO,

InfiniDinoPro Enterprises, LLC


What, you think it's a hard sell? You think the claims are unrealistic and irresponsible? You are not impressed with the rank appeal to celebrity? Right you are. We must be, all of us, too aware of how the world works to fall for such nonsense. Most of us must be.

More reasonable is a philosophy and approach designed to attain every reasonable goal that folks are willing to work for. Not a whole lot of surprise, in a statement like that. All it says is that you get what you earn. It's a sort of justice. The land cries out for justice.

Sensible exercise, sensible diet.

Be excellent.

CrossFit Burbank
For more, click "Older Posts"

Contents copyright © FitWorks, Inc