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Health, Energy, Performance by Daniel Weiss

61 EpisodesProduced by Daniel WeissWebsite

Training & Nutrition topics for active and athletes who put their health first.Explore the world of nutrition with expert guests and Daniel Weiss, a PN1 certified nutrition coach. Together we will help you to improve your body and your mind, feel energetic and perform.To apply for coaching, visit ht… read more

61 Episodes | 2019 - 2021

Ep 76 Find The Balance In Health & Fitness

November 14th, 2021


Finding the balance in diet, health, and exercise, and tieing it with body goals can be a daunting task. Often we get into the fitness space with the best intentions to improve our health and maybe how our body looks. …

Ep 75: How fitness industry is keeping you stuck

November 6th, 2021


Have you ever thought that it is the fitness industry that is keeping you stuck and preventing you from reaching your goals? Here is how.

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Ep 74 Are You Struggling to Gain Weight?

October 29th, 2021


Are You Struggling to Gain Weight?

Like many people, I got into nutrition and fitness because I was not satisfied with how my body looked. I assumed I needed to lose fat and so I started my weight loss journey. But …

Ep 73: Aligning circadian rhythm and lifestyle for productivity

October 24th, 2021


Tobias and I discuss how to merge our natural clock and lifestyle and work optimally. 

A circadian rhythm, or circadian cycle, is a natural, internal …

Ep 72. Luck favors brave

October 6th, 2021


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EP 71: How to deal with unsupportive family and friends

September 24th, 2021


Has it ever happened that your friends and family discouraged you from improving your health or fitness? Those who should be the most supportive? It …

Ep 70: The three currencies in life we all have but spend differently

September 8th, 2021


There are three main currencies in life that we have but we all spend it differently. Time, energy, and focus.

We are given the time and we are not sure how much of it we have. Time cannot be earned, but we pay with …

Ep 69 Should I track macros or eat intuitively?

August 27th, 2021


Should I track macros or eat intuitively? I received this question on FB. If you have questions, feel free to send them via social media. Links below.

Ep 68 One Today is Worth Two Tomorrows

August 26th, 2021


"One today is worth two tomorrows." Benjamin Franklin

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EP 67 Build mental toughness through exercise

August 10th, 2021


If you don't challenge yourself you will suffer.  Pain is necessary, suffering is not. Suffering is a voluntary pain. That  is what I remember from …

Ep. 66 What if your priorities distract you from your goals?

August 1st, 2021


I found that when we don't think carefully about our priorities, they can be just distractions. They will keep you busy and feel like you are doing …

Ep 65 Q&A: Do vegetables give athletes more energy?

July 17th, 2021


Today's question comes from my personal DMs on FB and Dani asks about vegetables. He's heard that they give athletes more energy tahn "conventional carbohydrates". Or is it because they don't tax the body as much as …

Ep 64. Food cravings. Do you have them?

July 9th, 2021


This is a recording from my FB group. Join the group

Episodes covering food cravings:

  • Ep 60 Does …

Ep 63: Q&A: Pre diabetic strength training to build muscle

July 2nd, 2021


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Ep. 62 Knowledge is power. WRONG!

June 29th, 2021


If you have been looking for new information, taking on new courses, reading books, watching YouTube videos, listening to podcasts and following …

EP 61 Stop scratching the surface and dig deep. Surface level work leads to surface level results.

June 28th, 2021


Sometimes when you have been stuck with weight loss (or anything really) for a long time and despite knowing what to eat, how much to eat, how to train, you might still feel like you are fighting an uphill battle. …

Ep 60 Does food have power over you? (Binge eating and cravings)

June 26th, 2021


In this episode I share how getting a coffee machine made me drink LESS coffee, and how you can use this pricniple to reduce binge eating and improve …

Ep. 59: Are you working hard, and your body is not changing?

June 22nd, 2021


"I am putting a lot of effort into food I eat and exercise I do but nothing gives? I still cannot lift as much as the people I follow. They traing …

Ep 58: Protein Makes Me Bloated! Help!

June 16th, 2021


Today I'm answering a question I received through my FB private messages about protein poweders making the person bloated.

  • Check ep. 50 with Dr. …

Ep. 57: How to motivate yourself and get your training done.

June 12th, 2021


Are you just strating to work out and building that exercise habit? Or are you a regular exerciser who just hit a slump and every training is hard? …

Ep 56 Expert Workout Nutrition with Tim Podlogar BSc, MSc, PhD

June 4th, 2021


Good nutrition alone will not make you an elite athlete, but bad nutrition will make an elite athlete average. If you want to take your endurance performance to the next level, you need to pay attention to what and when …

Ep.55 Athletes should not limit carbs on off-days

June 2nd, 2021


Low carb diets are currently prevalent in the social media and athletes looking to improve their body composition and performance are constantly …

Ep. 54: Fear of weight regain after diet and reverse dieting

May 31st, 2021


Mindset Monday - Losing weight successfully is just part of the challenge. Along the way you will face weight loss plateaus and otehr mental …

Ep. 53 Why making changes is hard and what to do about it.

May 26th, 2021


If you ever wanted to improve any area of your life, it involved changing what you currently do in some way. And you probably also noticed the …

Ep. 52 Q&A Vegan runner is constantly getting injured after switching to the vegan diet

May 20th, 2021


This 18 y.o. female vegan runner is constantly getting injured after switching to the vegan diet. She is low in iron and protein. Is the vegan diet …

Ep. 51 Do probiotics prevent nutrient absorption?

May 18th, 2021


A vegan athlete asks. When he uses probiotics, he feels lean and his digestion works much better. Does it mean that the food goes through him indigested and so he misses calories and nutrients contained in food?

For …

Ep 50. Diet, Exercise, and the Gut Health with Dr. Grabielle Fundaro

May 14th, 2021


Today I speak with Dr. Gabrielle Fundaro , an expert on gut and microbiome. I invited Gabrielle to help me shed some light into the problematic of gut health so you better understand the current state of research on …

Ep 49: Are you choosing workouts randomly? Do you refuel properly? I share my sample workout and nutrition

April 28th, 2021


In this episode I mention:

  • Don't choose workouts randomly
  • The importance of refueling properly after hard workouts
  • My sample day workout + pre, …

Ep. 48 Renáta, 42, mother of three found weight-loss success in moderation

March 9th, 2021


Renata, 42, mother of three shares what allowed her to lose weight without counting calories and still enjoying her favorite sweets.


I invite you to send me questions directly through DMs on IG or  Facebook just …

Ep. 47 Move less, pay less attention to what you eat, and make progress?!

February 27th, 2021


Let's address one of the most important mindset issues - always striving to do more. Sometimes, to progress, you need to take a step back.

We are lead to believe we need to constantly do more, be more, add things to our …

Ep. 46 What food is healthy and unhealthy?

February 20th, 2021


Answering the frequent question whether a specific food is healthy or not.

If we considered every view on what makes food we eat healthy, we would …

Ep. 45 Should you always choose the low calorie option on a diet?

February 18th, 2021


Should you eat only low calorie food on a diet? I would suggest looking  beyond calorie content only. Macronutrient ratios and micronutrients play a …

Ep. 44 How to get back into running when you lack energy and motivation?

February 12th, 2021


I got knocked off my running game a while ago. I used to be able to run 8  miles easily. Now, 3 miles are difficult. Lack of motivation. No  energy. …

Ep 43 Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, dinner like a pauper - chrononutrition

February 9th, 2021


Eating according to circadian rhythms has been popular for the past few years. It seems like ideally, we want to eat the biggest breakfast, smaller …

Ep 42: Can I gain weight in a caloric deficit? Q&A

February 5th, 2021


Question. I’ve been in a 400 calorie deficit for about 5 weeks and I gained 2 pounds. I’ve been working out a lot and lifting as well. I did definitely lose fat and gain some muscle. But people always say - if you are …

Ep 41 Meal Plans vs Coaching | Why I don't create meal plans for clients and why they are better for it!

February 1st, 2021


 Why I don't create meal plans for clients and why they are better for it!

You can sign-up for coaching here

I invite you to send me questions directly through DMs on IG or Facebook …

EP 40 Q&A Should I track calories?

January 30th, 2021


EP 40 Q&A The question comes form my IG direct messages @performanceoptimized

I invite you to send me questions directly through DMs on IG or …

Ep.39 Are you struggling with making healthy changes? Have self-compassion

January 13th, 2021


If you have been struggling with making permanent changes in your life, you have been trying to constantly do more, you might be too hard on yourself. 15 minute strategy …

Ep. 38 Five Must Haves for Better Health, Life and Performance - Black Friday

November 27th, 2020


Five things that will enhance your life, body, mind and overall well-being. Grab them during Black Friday sales, or anytime!

  1. Blue light blocking …

Ep. 37 Don't let closed gyms, illness, or lack of time stop you! Keep progressing no matter what!

November 19th, 2020


Lose weight, not progression! Improve fitness and continue growing one step at a time.


I have also limited spots open for online nutrition coaching so if you have questions or your are interested in improving your …

Ep 36 After battling with weight loss and sleep issues, Alex discovered how to eat and train for PRs and enjoy new-found energy

October 8th, 2020


Alex, one of my former clients, shares with you today how she improved her sleep and relationship with food and how she got stronger mentally and physically by doing less. Alex originally came to me with a weight loss …

Ep 35 Female Athlete - menstrual cycle, nutrition and training

October 3rd, 2020


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My guest today is Tina Šparovec, from Human Performance Center in Slovenia. With her Masters …

Ep 34 Relative Energy Deficicency in Male Athletes with Matt Bach

July 15th, 2020


In this episode  I speak with triathlete Matt Bach on topic of relative energy deficiency.

Relative Energy Deficiency is a topic that had not much attention until recently. It goes by shorthand REDs, and it is more …

Ep 33 Your complete guide to exercising smart with K. ALeisha Fetters, MS, CSCS

July 2nd, 2020


Today's episode is a comprehensive guide to training or all that you need to know. If you are new to fitness, I bet you have a lot of questions about training. There are also a lot of misconceptions about the best way …

Ep 31 Vegan Nutrition with Chris Masterjohn, PhD.

May 14th, 2020


Chris Masterjohn, PhD. makes an excellent job at making complex science understandable by masses. He joined me in this episode to bring to you the best vegan specific nutrition advice so you can thrive!

Vitamins and …

Ep 30 Eating Disorders with former Miss Canada Ailey Jolie

April 28th, 2020

For full show-notes and additional resources visit Time stamps

Ailey's background

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Ep. 29 All about plant protein with Anastasia ZInchenco, PhD.

April 28th, 2020


Anastasia Zinchenko, PhD joined me to discuss protein. Anastasia is a scientist who specializes in protein - so she is the perfect fit for this topic! But what is more important, Anastasia walks her talk! She is a …

Ep 28 How to overcome emotional eating with Anastasia Zinchenko

April 27th, 2020


Emotional eating is a very important topic because food can be easily misused to change our emotional state. Just think about the role of food in …

Ep 27 Nitric Oxide - boost your body's immunity, health and performance with Dr. Nathan Bryan

March 28th, 2020


Nitric Oxide is a very important signaling molecule that is naturally produced in our body but the problem is that there are lifestyle factors that …

Ep 26 Mindseft shift for weight loss

December 31st, 2019


People (who are generally healthy) who keep struggling with weight loss have typically one thing in common - a restrictive mindset.

They keep cutting calories, excluding foods and food groups, and over time develop a …

Ep 25 Female Physique Competitors Research with Juha Hulmi

November 24th, 2019




Ep 24 Lean Habits with Georgie Fear

November 10th, 2019




Episode 13 of Daniel Weiss …

Ep 23 Creating Healthy Body & Mind through Intuitive Eating with Simone Harding

October 13th, 2019


Simone Harding helps people to create a healthy relationship with food and with their body. Often, her clients weight does not change, but how they …

Ep 22 Dr. David Brown - Developing High Performance Athletes

October 2nd, 2019


Do you wonder what makes a great coach or a great athlete?

It is combination of mindset, training and recovery.

David Brown @drxercise is an expert on the subject and he shares with us his knowledge on these topics.

Ep 21 - Majo Srník - Ultra running

September 27th, 2019


What if you decide one day to pack your stuff and move to a different country? This is the thought that many of us had at some point in our life. Majo Srník did it when he moved to Canada in 2011 to start a new life …

Ep 20 Richard Diaz - Training for OCR, Best practices

September 18th, 2019


Richard Diaz is a legendary coach, who  specializes in OCR. He is the go-to guy when it comes to improving your  running mechanics, making changes to your running form, and get the edge  out there on the field.  Richard …

Ep 19. Matt Fitzgerald on Endurance Nutrition, Training and Mindsets

September 17th, 2019


In this episode I had a great priviledge and honour to discuss nutrition  and training with a legendary author, coach, nutritionist, Matt  Fitzgerald!

To connect with Matt, you can reach him via:


Ep 18 Spartan Race Krynica Ultra Winner Sebastian Conrad Håkansson

September 8th, 2019


Spartan Race Krynica Ultra Winner Sebastian Conrad Håkansson joins me today in an open conversation about his experience from his last race held in …

Ep 17 Understanding Energy Systems and Chrononutrition with Danny Lennon

August 31st, 2019


Energy metabolism is one of the basic topics of nutrition that is often misunderstood and misinterpreted. Danny Lennon, MSc in Nutritional Science, …

Ep 16 Nancy Clark on carbohydrates, recovery, eating disorders

August 24th, 2019


Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook 6th edition is out and with it we come together to discuss what's new in the book! 

Some of the topics we …

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