Diet Crash Course

Get into the science of why they work!

Joey Thurman

Joey Thurman

Top Celebrity Trainer & TV Host

Diet Crash Course
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In this course, Joey Thurman takes you through 20 of the most popular diets and get into the science of why they work for certain people, and why not for others.

At the end of this course, you’ll have the knowledge you need to pick the right diet for your body and ensure that you get maximum results!

What You'll Learn

  • How to pick the right diet for your body

  • How to maximize your productivity with the right diet


22 Episodes

Trailer: Introduction Diet Crash Course


1. SAD Standard American Diet


SAD Standard American Diet: As Americans we often have this feeling of superiority in our lifestyles, but something that we have contributed to the rest of the world would be better off not shared. The most popular “Diet” in the US isn’t something you see the movie stars doing, it’s actually our SAD Standard American Diet! We are approaching an obesity rate of almost 50% in the US and the SAD diet full of fried foods, processes food like substances, and a lazy lifestyle is a directcontribut...

2. Keto, a diet full of FAT


Is a diet full of FAT really good for us? The Ketogenic diet has risen in popularity over thepast several years but has actually been used clinically for a long time now to treat epilepsyand even autoimmune issues. What does the research say about going Paleo, how do youdo it right, and what is Joey’s experience with it?

3. Paleo


Are we truly meant to eat the way our Paleolithic ancestors ate? Proponents of the Paleo or“CaveMan” diet believe that our microbiome hasn’t changed much over the past 10,000 yearsand we should eat in a manner that our hairy ancestors did. But what does that look like andhow do we go about it?

4. Plant Based


There’s no doubt that living a life full of plants has become more in the mainstream as of late with the emergence of professional athletes becoming vegan or “plant based” and even blockbuster documentaries touting the amazing benefits of eating mainly plants. This episode will explore what it means to be plant based, common myths with it, and why you may want to choose to live a plant lifestyle.

5. Carnivore Diet


Mom always said to eat your vegetables, but was mom wrong? The Carnivore diet is gaining a lot of popularity nowadays where meat is the mainstay of the diet and often fruits and vegetables are very limited or even non existent, could mom be wrong?

6. Mediterranean


The Mediterranean diet is one of the world's most popular diets and has been ranked as the best diet overall for many years world wide. This diet is full of healthy fats, vegetables, fruit, meat, and even lifestyle choices for longevity.

7. The Plant Paradox


Plant Paradox From heart surgeon Dr. Steven Gundry comes the “Plant Paradox” diet. Dr. Gundry claims that plants don’t want to be eaten, they simply want to survive. Are some of the “healthiest” foods in the world bad for us to eat?

8. Calorie Control/IIFYM


It doesn’t matter what you put in your body as long as you stay below your maintenance calories? In this episode Joey will take a look at calorie control and the If It Fits Your Macros diets to see what the research says and if it’s right for you.

9. Flexitarian


If you are looking for a diet that is mainly plants with some options to enjoy some of your favorite animal foods the Flexitarian diet may be the way to go. In this diet plants and fruits are your main attraction and meat is simply a side dish.

10. The Whole 30


Whole 30! This diet is like the name sounds, for 30 days. The premise of the Whole 30 is an elimination diet cutting out a lot of foods that you shouldn’t be eating and incorporating the foods that you should for a healthier lifestyle.

11. Dash Diet


Do you have blood pressure issues? If so the DASH diet may be for you. Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) is an eating plan to lower or control high blood pressure. The DASH diet emphasizes foods that are lower in sodium as well as foods that are rich in potassium, magnesium and calcium — nutrients that help lower blood pressure.

12. Weston A Price


Ther Weston A Price diet is meant to get back to nutrient rich foods. The diet is full of foods that will help your body function the way it was supposed to with foods rich in enzymes, fats, full fat milk, and fermented foods.

13. The WAHLS protocol


This protocol was developed to treat autoimmune issues and allows for a wide array of foods but also cuts out foods that are thought to cause autoimmune issues.

14. Specific Carbohydrate Diet SCD


The Specific Carbohydrate Diet has helped many people with various forms of bowel disease and other ailments improve their quality of life. This diet is intended for Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, celiac disease, diverticulitis, cystic fibrosis and chronic diarrhea. The types of carbohydrates that are allowed on this diet are based on their molecular structure.

15. Gut and Psychology Syndrome Diet (GAPS)


The GAPS diet was created based off of premises from the SCD and is largely known for helping children dealing with gut flora and digestive issues. The diet was created by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride the diet focuses on removing foods that are difficult to digest that damage gut flora and replace them with nutrient-dense foods to give the intestinal lining a chance to repair itself.

16. Body Type Diet


Should you eat based on your body type? We all have a certain “shape” about us but should we eat based on how our body looks? There are 3 different somatotypes that we are going to look at and talk about how you can eat based off of your type and even know what types of workouts would most benefit you.

17. Carb Cycling


do you remember when the “cheat days” were a big thing? A lot of that premise was based on the idea of carb cycling. Our bodies get used to a certain amount of calories especially when we diet and carb cycling is a way to refuel the body and potentially rev up the metabolic rate to get further results.

18. Reverse Dieting


Should we fluctuate the amount of calories that we are eating per day, per week, or some other variable? Reverse Dieting/Dieting breaks gives the user an opportunity to “break” their diet where they can increase their calories for potential greater long term dieting effects.

19. Cleanses


Ahhh the ever popular cleanse! There are thousands of cleanses out there from veggie drinks, fruit cleanses, liver cleanses, and a whole lot more. We will go over some of the cleanses and see what the research says.

20. Fasting


Fasting may seem like a new “fad” but in fact has been around for thousands of years and many cultures have fasted for religious beliefs. There are many forms of fasting including intermittent fasting, every other day fasting, fasting mimicking diets, and even long term fasting which is meant to help with our cells and even increase our lifespan. These episodes will go into the many forms of fasting and how to go about them.

Bonus: WWJD


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