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Amazing Brains
Amazing Brains
013 - Uri Carlson - Optimizing Performance, Energy, and Overall Health with Nutrition

Amazing Brains – 013 – Uri Carlson

In this episode, Micah sits down with Uri Carlson, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Founder of Inner Wild Nutrition. Uri is a Breckenridge, CO local but helps clients all over the world. In the show, they talk about her focus on individual lifestyle factors and how she incorporates nutrition strategies that optimize performance, body composition, energy, and overall health, once and for all.

Show Notes

About Uri
  • Uri lives in Breckenridge, CO
  • She grew up on an organic farm in Vermont
  • She came to Colorado and looked for schools to study nutrition
  • She was becoming an athlete and looking into nutrition for herself
  • She was her own test subject for learning, now able to provide her expertise to everyone
Individualized Nutrition
  • There is no one question that applies to everyone, nutrition recommendations are individual
  • She has everyone log their food intake for 5-7 days to see their starting point
    • She has her clients use the app, My Fitness Pal
  • The goal is to incorporate healthy eating habits using TPAs (top priority actionables)
  • “Recovery is super important but often overlooked” – Uri
  • Stress is the most dangerous component
    • You can be doing everything right but if you’re stressed, it can set you back
  • Besides the stresses that we deal with as humans, there are also foods that put stress on our bodies
    • There are non-food ingredients that we eat that aren’t real foods, like artificial, dyed, ingredients
    • When we ingest those ingredients, our bodies provide a stress response
  • Instead of looking at macros in a percentage, Uri says the first thing to look at is protein, then vegetables (3 different kinds a meal), then healthy fat, and then what is the complex carbohydrate
  • Fats are incredibly important because our brains are around 60% fat
    • Fat isn’t going to necessarily make you fat, its essential for optimal brain function
    • Oils, eggs, nuts and other healthy fats should be included in the diet
  • Uri says she sees Keto work well for people, but it’s a significant lifestyle change
    • She says she sees people start with Keto, and then they transition into a more long term healthy eating plan that isn’t necessarily Keto
  • Uri says that her ‘cleanse’ looks like eliminating her added sugar intake for a month
  • She also says that the key is setting up the environment to make the right meals, buying the healthy foods so that you have them on hand to go to and choose and taking the bad foods out of the picture




About Uri Carlson

Uriell (better known as Uri) is a registered dietitian nutritionist and founder of Inner Wild Nutrition. She is based in Breckenridge, CO, but works with clients all over the world. Uri’s self-proclaimed mission is to ensure that every client of hers will never go on a “diet” again. Instead, she focuses on individual lifestyle factors and incorporates nutrition strategies that optimize performance, body composition, energy, and overall health, once and for all.