The Hard Way w/ Joe De Sena

Do you want to get optimal performance? You've probably been told to eat healthy and exercise, but if you're not seeing the results you want, then this episode is for you. In this episode you will learn:

1. How do we define 'processed food'?

2. What is the best diet for performance?

3. What are the different diets for different sports and activities?

Here's a breakdown of what is covered:

[00:02:20] - What should Joe De Sena feed his kids.

[00:13:03] - How do we define processed food.

[00:14:41] - Different diets for different sports.

[00:17:23] - Different diets for sport.

[00:22:55] - The perfect breakfast and lunch.


Mario Limaduran has his BA Culinary Nutrition and has worked in both the Michelin restaurant world and the sports nutrition field serving D1, NFL, MLB, NHL, MMA, amateur, and Olympic athletes. Today he works with Trifecta as the company's performance chef.



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Host: Joe De Sena

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