030: Interview With James Krieger

Episode 030: On this week’s show I interview James KriegerJames has been involved in the exercise and nutrition field for over 15 years.  He has a Master’s degree in Nutrition from the University of Florida and a second Master’s degree in Exercise Science from Washington State University.  He has authored or co-authored a number of exercise- and nutrition-related research publications in various scientific journals.  He is the former research director for a corporate weight management program that treated over 400 people per year, with an average weight loss of 40 pounds in 3 months.  He is also the founder of Weightology, LLC, a website dedicated to providing science-based information related to exercise, nutrition, and fat loss.  He has given over 75 lectures on weight loss-related topics to physicians, dietitians, and other professionals.

James Krieger



Here’s what we talk about in this podcast episode:

4:25 How we got into his work

7:25 The program he developed for Microsoft

14:15 The insulin or carbohydrate hypothesis

17:45 Why insulin doesn’t make us hungry but makes us full

20:10 Carbohydrates aren’t the only thing to stimulate insulin

22:50 Why insulin spikes are a good thing

26:35 The importance of amylin

29:05 What’s insulin’s real role in the body

33:10 Are artificial sweeteners something to worry about?

41:05 What does artificial mean?

43:20 His recent physique competition

48:10 What he ate and how he trained

55:10 What is NEAT and why it is important

59:15 Upcoming talks and research by


Here’s how you can connect with James:




Links talked about in the show:

Insulin…an Undeserved Poor Reputation

Personal Trainer Collective Conference

Bropocalypse Australia conference


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Chris Sandel is the founder of www.seven-health.com. He is a nutritionist, working with clients on a one-on-one basis, as well as creating online trainings and products about health and nutrition. He is the author of The Health Trap: Why "Healthy" Eating Isn't Always Healthy which is available on Amazon UK and Amazon USA.

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  1. Hemming says:

    Great episode! As someone with a disordered eating background, this really hit home for me. James comes out as a really rational and objective guy. This podcast was very informative and almost therapeutic for me 🙂

    Keep up the good work!

  2. Glad you enjoyed it Hemming.

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