Mike Roussell, Ph.D.


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.


Ph.D. Nutrition, Pennsylvania State University


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Mike Roussell


  • Greens Supplements: What You Need to Know

    More people than ever are adding a scoop of greens to their shakes. Should you? Only if you know the truth about what this popular supplement can and can't do for you.

  • Protein Before or After A Workout? Info From the Macro Manager

    People think of post-workout protein as the Holy Grail of workout nutrition. But what about the pre-workout shake? The Macro Manager weighs the pros and cons of each.

  • 40 Laws Of Lean

    Looking to ditch unwanted body fat? Shred smart with these helpful tips.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Max-Out Radio Podcast #6 With Guest, Marty Gallagher.

    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!

  • Nitty-Gritty Nutrition: 6 Ways To Eat Smarter

    Stop stalling your progress by obsessing over every tiny detail of your diet! Read these big-picture nutrition facts and start moving forward.

  • 40 Laws Of Lean

    Looking to ditch unwanted body fat? Shred smart with these helpful tips.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • Built By Science: Supplementation

    Built by Science includes a selective stack of science-backed supplements. Make the most of your six weeks!

  • 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!

  • 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. Learn more about the thermic effect.

  • 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 common protein sources stack up in amino acid content!

  • 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.

  • 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!