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Mike Roussell holds a PhD in nutrition and a BS in Biochemistry. He specializes in transforming complex nutritional concepts into practical nutritional habits.



Background

Author, speaker, and nutritional consultant Mike Roussell, PhD is known for transforming complex nutritional concepts into practical nutritional habits that his clients can use to ensure permanent weight loss and long lasting health. Dr. Roussell holds a bachelor degree in biochemistry from Hobart College and a doctorate in nutrition from Pennsylvania State University. Mike is the founder of Naked Nutrition, LLC, a multimedia nutrition company that provides health and nutrition solutions directly to consumers and industry professionals via DVDs, books, ebooks, audio programs, monthly newsletters, live events, and white papers.

Dr. Roussell's robust academic background coupled with his broad range of experience from consulting with pharmaceutical and food companies, medical schools, top rated fitness facilities, and individual clients give him the unique ability to translate scientific findings into relevant, understandable, and actionable strategies. This has make Mike sought after expert contributor to both national print publications and leading online fitness outlets such as Men's Health, Men's Fitness, Experience Life, Volleyball, Dick's Sporting Goods Game On, Ironman magazines, T-Nation.com, ShapeUpAmerica.org, and Bodybuilding.com. He authored the book Your Naked Nutrition Guide (2007) in addition to serving as the nutritionist for Power Training (Rodale, 2007) and Strength Training Cardio (Rodale, 2010). Dr. Roussell maintains a popular diet and nutrition blog at MikeRoussell.com.

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Ph.D. Nutrition, Pennsylvania State University

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He can be contacted at drmike@mikeroussell.com.

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40 Laws Of Lean
Looking to ditch unwanted body fat? Shred smart with these helpful tips.
Section: Nutrition :: Sep 15, 2014

12 Surprising Fat-Burning Foods
When it comes to weight loss, what you don't know can hurt you. Here are a dozen foods you never thought would speed up your fat-loss efforts.
Section: Nutrition :: Aug 11, 2014

How Eating More Fat Helps You Lose More Weight
Dietary fat has been demonized for years, but you don't need to shun it. Use it to your advantage! Start here and learn how you can burn fat with fat.
Section: Nutrition :: Jul 30, 2014

Everything You Need To Know About Greens Supplements
Greens supplements are hot on the market, but misinformation can make the difference between them supplementing your health and bringing gains to a halt. Learn how to go green the right way!
Section: Supplements :: Jul 14, 2014

Why You Need Whey
Did you ever see a study that seemed to contradict common sense when it comes to the basics of exercise and supplementation? You're not the only one. Here's how to break down the flaws in anti-supp research and take away lessons you can really use!
Section: Supplements :: Jul 01, 2014

Optimize Your Gut Health With Prebiotics Like Inulin!
Probiotics are a popular supplement for gut health, but prebiotics can be just as beneficial. Get everything you need to know about how the prebiotic inulin can help your good gut bacteria!
Section: Supplements :: Jun 16, 2014

5 Ways To Grow More Muscle Day And Night!
If you've got your diet and training fundamentals down but are looking to maximize protein synthesis, try these five master-level nutritional strategies!
Section: Training :: May 09, 2014

Citrulline Malate: The Fatigue Fighter!
No modern pre-workout or pump-boosting supplement is complete without citrulline. Here's why this amino acid is earning its way to the ergogenic hall of fame!
Section: Supplements :: May 01, 2014

Can You Build Muscle On A Ketogenic Diet?
You know protein is essential for muscle growth, but carbs play an important role too. Here's what you need to know.
Section: Nutrition :: Mar 24, 2014

Built By Science: Nutrition
Don't guess when it comes to something as important as your nutrition. Use science as your ally and build lean mass that lasts!
Section: Nutrition :: Dec 24, 2013

Ask The Macro Manager: What Is The Thermic Effect Of Food?
Your body doesn’t just burn calories during exercise. It does it during digestion, too. If you’ve ever wondered how that factors into calorie-counting, here’s your answer!
Section: Nutrition :: Feb 26, 2013

Ask The Macro Manager: What Are The Best BCAA Food Sources?
BCAAs were crucial nutrition for humans long before they were a supplement. Here's how some popular protein sources stack up in amino content!
Section: Nutrition :: Feb 22, 2013

Meal Frequency: Finding The Body Composition Sweet Spot
Feel like you eat all the time but are never satisfied? Take a hard look at your meal planning and caloric distribution.
Section: Nutrition :: Jan 29, 2013

Ask The Macro Manager: Does Fiber Count In Calories?
Fiber does plenty of good things in your body, but its place in caloric calculations has yet to be nailed down. Get some soluble knowledge about this important dietary component!
Section: Nutrition :: Jan 23, 2013

Ask The Macro Manager: Super-Low Carb Or Intermittent Fasting?
While the low-carb diets get shouted from the rooftops, intermittent fasting has been slowly gaining popularity. Find out how these two vanguard dietary schemes stack up!
Section: Nutrition :: Jan 15, 2013

Cortisol And Muscle-Building: Does It Even Matter?
You’ve heard that cortisol and bodybuilders are archenemies. Even if cortisol isn’t your friend, it definitely isn’t the enemy you’ve been led to fear! Get the facts.
Section: Training :: Jan 10, 2013

Ask The Macro Manager: Can I Eat Ice Cream After A Workout?
You've heard of a post-workout shake, but have you tried one packed with real ice cream? Dr. Mike Roussell explains why it may not be the best choice for you.
Section: Nutrition :: Dec 05, 2012

Ask The Macro Manager: When Should I Train On Thanksgiving Day?
Planning to train on Turkey Day? Get maximum benefit from your Bulksgiving feast with these holiday nutrition tips from Dr. Mike Roussell.
Section: Nutrition :: Nov 19, 2012

Ask The Macro Manager: How Do I Use Nutrition To Build Specific Body Parts?
You've seen bodybuilders cite nutrition as the secret behind their balanced, strong physiques. If your back is lacking, learn how to strategize for size!
Section: Nutrition :: Oct 11, 2012

Ask The Macro Manager: How Do I Eat To Maximize Athletic Performance?
Are you in the game rather than watching it on television? Then nachos and wings aren't going to cut it. Learn how to fuel up, and you'll last longer and play stronger.
Section: Nutrition :: Oct 03, 2012

Ask The Macro Manager: What Is Gluten And Is It Unhealthy?
Gluten has been shunned for all the wrong reasons. Some mainstream experts and magazines have deemed it the devil of healthy diets. The truth: Gluten probably isn’t your enemy!
Section: Nutrition :: Sep 10, 2012

Ask The Macro Manager: Should I Drink Protein Before Or After A Workout?
People think of post-workout protein as the Holy Grail of workout nutrition. What about the pre-workout shake? Learn why you should never skip your pre-workout protein!
Section: Training :: Jul 26, 2012

Ask The Macro Manager: What’s The Best Macronutrient Ratio For Building Muscle?
Harness the power of proper nutrition to build muscle without gaining fat. The Macro Manager shows you how, including two muscle-building recipes!
Section: Nutrition :: Jul 10, 2012

Ask The Macro Manager: How Much Protein Is Too Much?
Ever wondered how much protein you need to maximize your muscle-building goals, or when you should eat it? The Macro Manger lays down the law.
Section: Nutrition :: Jun 22, 2012

HD Abs: The Ab-Etching Diet – 4 Weeks Of Fat Burning
The weather is warming up. That means your abs don’t need that layer of fat insulation. Get rid of it, quick!
Section: Nutrition :: May 18, 2012

Ask The Macro Manager: What Should I Eat Before A Photo Shoot?
Peaking is a combination of art and science. To look your best on film, you need to make specific tweaks your diet. The Macro Manager has you covered!
Section: Nutrition :: Apr 24, 2012

Ask The Macro Manager: What Should I Eat To Stay Shredded On St. Patty’s Day?
With a few tweaks, you can enjoy a traditional St. Patty's Day feast AND stick to your health and fitness goals. Use these tips and enjoy Dr. Mike's Shamrock Smoothie!
Section: Nutrition :: Mar 16, 2012

Ask The Macro Manager: Can Eating More Slowly Improve My Results?
If you’re eating clean, you’re probably eating fast. Remove your fork from the chicken breast and take a quick break. Eating slowly is more important than you think!
Section: Nutrition :: Feb 14, 2012

Ask The Macro Manager: How Do I Build Mass While Traveling Fast?
I hold a degree in biochemistry from Hobart College and a doctorate in nutrition from Penn State. I'm a widely published writer and I'm here to answer your questions for free!
Section: Nutrition :: Oct 20, 2011

Ask The Macro Manager: Any Low-Carb Switches For High-Carb Foods?
I hold a degree in biochemistry from Hobart College and a doctorate in nutrition from Penn State. I'm a widely published writer and I'm here to answer your questions for free!
Section: Nutrition :: Sep 14, 2011

Ask The Macro Manager: Is Canola Oil Bad For Me?
I hold a degree in biochemistry from Hobart College and a doctorate in nutrition from Penn State. I'm a widely published writer (Men's Health, Rodale Books, etc.). And I'm here to answer your questions for free!
Section: Nutrition :: Jul 13, 2011

Ask The Macro Manager: Are Raw Foods Really More Nutritious?
I hold a degree in biochemistry from Hobart College and a doctorate in nutrition from Penn State. I'm a widely published writer (Men's Health, Rodale Books, etc.). And I'm here to answer your questions for free!
Section: Nutrition :: Jun 22, 2011

Ask The Macro Manager: How Do I Fuel Up For Circuit Training?
I hold a degree in biochemistry from Hobart College and a doctorate in nutrition from Penn State. I'm a widely published writer (Men's Health, Rodale Books, etc.). And I'm here to answer your questions for free!
Section: Supplements :: Jun 08, 2011

Ask The Macro Manager: Should I Eat Red Meat Close To Bedtime?
I hold a degree in biochemistry from Hobart College and a doctorate in nutrition from Penn State. I'm a widely published writer (Men's Health, Rodale Books, etc.). And I'm here to answer your questions for free!
Section: Nutrition :: May 25, 2011

Ask The Macro Manager: Should I Consume Simple Carbs Post-Workout?
I hold a degree in biochemistry from Hobart College and a doctorate in nutrition from Penn State. I’m a widely published writer (Men's Health, Rodale Books, etc.). And I'm here to answer your questions for free!
Section: Nutrition :: May 13, 2011

Q&A #5 With Mike Roussell - What The Readers Want To Know!
In this edition of What Readers Want to Known I'll answer questions about ZMA supplements & whey/casein shakes at bedtime and appetite control! Learn more right here.
Section: Supplements :: Aug 21, 2007

Jump Start 2007 - Transformation Guide!
Looking for some tips and tricks to jump start 2007? I've put together three areas you should focus on for success. They are: Motivation, Nutrition, & Training. Get details right here and start moving!
Section: Mind :: Jan 04, 2007

Max-Out Radio Podcast #7 With Guest, Dr. Christopher Mohr.
Mike & Dr. Christopher Mohr discuss preventing holiday weight gain, hardcore fat loss, LL Cool J's new Platinum workout routine book, spiralina, tilapia, and much more. Listen in now!
Section: Mind :: Dec 21, 2006

Q&A #4 With Mike Roussell - What The Readers Want To Know!
In this edition of What Readers Want to Known I'll answer questions about Purple Wraath, EAA's, CLA, and what types of grains to use besides the monotony of rice. Check it out!
Section: Supplements :: Dec 20, 2006

Max-Out Radio Podcast #6 With Guest, Marty Gallagher.
Mike & Marty discuss powerlifting, Marty Gallagher's Purposefully Primitive Fitness system, the problem with the television show, 'The Biggest Loser,' caffeine and mental performance, and much more. Listen in now!
Section: Training :: Dec 03, 2006

Get Big & Strong: The Best Of Both Worlds!
Bodybuilders can catch flack for having the muscles but not the strength. Here is a routine that will surely get you both. While it may not seem like much on paper just wait until after the first week. Try it out and see...
Section: Training :: Nov 22, 2006

Max-Out Radio Podcast #5 With Guest, Charles Staley.
Mike & Charles discuss Escalating Density Training (EDT), how the average trainer can be more like an olympic athlete, powerful goal setting techniques, and fat loss research on CLA in humans. Listen in now!
Section: Training :: Nov 19, 2006

Max-Out Radio Podcast #3 With Guest, Cassandra Forsythe.
Mike & Cassandra discuss training myths for women, supplements specifically for women, and more. In the news, Mike discusses studies that look at improving weight training compliance in female athletes and exercising when pregnant. Listen in!
Section: Training :: Oct 24, 2006

Max-Out Radio With Mike Roussell - Podcast Main Page.
Mike Roussell, B.S., host of Max-Out Radio, brings you nutrition & training tips bi-weekly to help strengthen the mind behind the muscle! Show features include cutting-edge news & research, Recipe Remix, & industry experts - Listen in now!
Section: Mind :: Oct 23, 2006

Max-Out Radio With Mike Roussell - Podcast Episode Guide & Archive.
Mike Roussell, B.S., host of Max-Out Radio, brings you nutrition & training tips bi-weekly to help strengthen the mind behind the muscle! Keep track of all the Max-Out Radio episodes and archived shows here!
Section: Mind :: Oct 23, 2006

The Protein Commandments - Three Key Points!
With all the press that protein receives in the fitness world it is amazing how often people make basic mistakes in their nutritional plan in regards to protein consumption. Here are three protein commandments to follow...
Section: Supplements :: Oct 20, 2006

Max-Out Radio Podcast #2 With Guest, Dan John.
Mike & Dan John talk about his incredible weight loss, & the keys to success in reaching fitness goals. Mike also discusses studies on the effects of alcohol consumption on testosterone levels, & the effects of fish oil supplementation on weight loss.
Section: Supplements :: Oct 12, 2006

Max-Out Radio Podcast #1 With Guest, Dr. Jose Antonio.
Mike Roussell, B.S., host of Max-Out Radio, brings you nutrition & training tips bi-weekly to help strengthen the mind behind the muscle! This week, Mike talks with noted nutrition industry expert, Dr. Jose Antonio.
Section: Nutrition :: Sep 27, 2006

Q&A #3 With Mike Roussell - What The Readers Want To Know!
In this edition of What Readers Want to Known I'll answer questions about peppers & weight loss, low carb dieting, and about switching protein. I've included some bonus material as well about improvement. Check it all out!
Section: Nutrition :: Sep 06, 2006

The Next Generation Of Meal Replacement Shakes: Part 2!
So what does it take to be considered a Next Generation MRP? I've put together Part 2 in this series to give you an even better idea of what they are. Will they consider fiber as well? Learn more now!
Section: Supplements :: Aug 23, 2006

The Next Generation Of Meal Replacement Shakes!
The new generation of MRP's contains a blend of high quality slow and fast digesting proteins plus healthy and essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, and more. Learn more about them and what they contain.
Section: Supplements :: Jul 12, 2006

30 Lessons In Leanness!
I have put together a list of 30 strategies for you to try on your quest to improve your nutritional, physical, and psychological aspects of fat loss. Read on to see what they are.
Section: Training :: Jun 16, 2006

Fine Tune Your Physique - Beyond Beginner Nutrition, Part 2.
Because Spring is on the way and most people are looking to shed their 'winter coat' I am going to focus on fat loss. Below I list some effective tips for achieving your ultimate goal as you move through the new year.
Section: Nutrition :: May 11, 2006

Fine Tune Your Physique - Beyond Beginner Nutrition.
After mastering the basic nutritional principles for beginners you may be wondering what is next? This article is going to cover the other nutritional strategies you can implement for even greater optimization. Get the details.
Section: Nutrition :: Apr 18, 2006

Q&A #2 With Mike Roussell - What The Readers Want To Know!
In this edition of What Readers Want to Known I'll answer a question about fats in the diet and also talk about the importance of variety, oatmeal, and eating whole foods. In the second question I tackle the questions and concerns of a hardgainer.
Section: Nutrition :: Mar 22, 2006

Beginner's Nutritional Mistakes!
In this article I have laid out three nutritional mistakes that I and many other beginners have made and how to avoid them. Read on for the details.
Section: Nutrition :: Mar 01, 2006

Q&A With Mike Roussell - What The Readers Want To Know!
I've created this article series entitled 'What the Readers' Want to Know' to share with all the Bodybuilding.com readers. Commonly asked questions can get accurate answers right here. Learn more…
Section: Training :: Feb 03, 2006

Mercury And Tuna - Setting The Record Straight!
You have a right to know about the facts with regard to Tuna and Mercury. Do bodybuilders need to be concerned about their consumption of Tuna as a cheap protein source? Learn more...
Section: Nutrition :: Nov 30, 2005

Back To School Shopping And Supplements.
For those of us who are poor college students as well as many others on a tight budget there is usually little left for supplements. I have put together 3 supplement lists, the biggest of which is for those on a fixed budget.
Section: Supplements :: Sep 13, 2005

Turn Heads At The Beach With Your New Lean Physique!
Summer is here but maybe your Summer Body isn't. It's not too late to get started. Here are some examples of meal plans to help you get in that summer shape... and maybe turn some heads!
Section: Nutrition :: Jun 15, 2005

10 Ways To Gut Out Your Gut!
Everybody has a Top Ten List, so here is mine. As you read through this remember that knowledge is not power unless you apply it!
Section: Training :: May 02, 2005

A Look At Four Common Fat Myths.
Here are four fat myths I have heard or believed to be true at one time or another. But they are so far from the truth.
Section: Nutrition :: Feb 25, 2005


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