Dr. Marc Bubbs on Building a Complete Nutrition Program

Dr. Marc Bubbs is a Naturopathic Doctor and author of Peak: The New Science of Athletic Performance That is Revolutionizing Sports.

Marc, like many people in high school, was active and played a lot of sports. But an illness ran him down in his senior year, impacting his health so much that he lost a significant amount of weight.

When the doctors couldn’t figure out what was happening, he was directed to a nutritionist. Marc was so incredibly astonished at the simple but powerful impact of nutrition on health and performance that he later pursued a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.

Today, Marc is the consultant Performance Nutritionist for Canada Basketball and Altis. For over two decades, Marc has been working with clients ranging from elite athletes to business executives to improve their health, using an evidence-based approach to nutrition and fitness.

Marc joins me today to share his “Human first, food first, and behavior first” philosophy in nutrition.

He describes how many macronutrients individuals and athletes should be getting and defines the “Three Ts” of carbohydrate intake.

He illustrates the role of food, diet, and nutrition in sports and physical performance and explains why we need to include fat in our diet.

And last but not least, he shares his advice for people who want to eat healthier and highlights the value of mastering your mornings.


If we can keep athletes healthy, performance follows. – Dr. Marc Bubbs


This week on the Physical Preparation Podcast:

  • The power of nutrition and what led Marc to the world of physical preparation
  • Marc’s career path and what he learned from working as a trainer in London
  • How a naturopathic doctor is different from other medical paths
  • Marc’s Big Rocks for training and his “human first, food first, and behavior first” philosophy
  • How food and diet impact physical performance
  • Ingraining habits and behaviors for optimal development and performance
  • Where athletes hit the mark when it comes to macros and macronutrients
  • The importance of carbohydrates and proteins in our diet
  • Working with an athlete who’s scared of carbohydrates
  • The athletes’ cycle of reducing and increasing carbohydrate intake and what causes it
  • Marc’s thoughts on the “Bro Mindset” of consuming two to three grams of protein per pound of body weight
  • The role of time, total, and type in carbohydrate intake
  • Communicating the importance and role of fat and why you need it
  • What carb rinsing is and how it works
  • Keeping carbohydrate intake simple before a match or practice
  • The emotions tied to eating and their impact on nutrition and diet
  • The power of mastering your mornings and Marc’s advice on eating healthier


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