Nutrition Tip: Eat Pasta Carefully

Posted November 14, 2008 in Diet, Nutrition Tip 2 Comments »
Dr. John Berardi
Dr. John Berardi

I have been reading exercise and nutrition material written by a gentleman named Dr. John Berardi since the late 1990’s.

Since that time he has published 8 scientific abstracts; 15 scientific papers and textbook chapters; presented at nearly 50 scientific, exercise, and nutrition related conferences; and published countless articles online. The man is a nutrition guru.

Today’s Topic – Eating Pasta

Today we get to examine a nutritional strategy of eating pasta for maximal fat loss, strength gain, and health. I personally don’t mind pasta too much, at least whole wheat pasts, but let’s see what Dr. John Berardi has to say about it.


His first articles at Testosterone Magazine so many years ago, provided me with the basis for everything I know about nutrition today. Now I will turn some of that knowledge over to you in the form of Nutrition Tips written by Dr. Berardi himself.

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Tip: How to Choose Pasta

“As a God-fearing Italian, I have to admit that I love pasta. But, as a gut-fearing weight lifter and athlete, I definitely have to choose the lower GI, nutrient dense whole-wheat variety.

During training phases that require or allow for higher carbohydrate intake (higher volume training) I’ll eat one whole-wheat pasta meal per day.

During other phases (like where I’m trying to lose fat), the pasta stays on the shelf in favor of a higher lean protein, good fat, and fruit and veggie intake.”

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