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Rx Nutrition

Team Kattouf // 2010 // 90 Minutes // Not Rated
Reviewed by Judge Brett Cullum // August 14th, 2010

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All Rise...

Judge Brett Cullum looks to an eye doctor for advice on what to eat.

The Charge

Eat more often and weigh less…

The Case

Rx Nutrition is a three-disc set available from a coaching and wellness website run by Dr. Rick Kattouf, the founder of TeamKattouf. It promises a nutrition plan that will "change your life" and looks pretty dang lengthy, but don't let the triple set fool you. The entire program runs only 90 min with each 30 min installment on a separate disc with no extras. The first disc dispels diet myths, the second outlines Rick's approach to eating, and the final one talks about using supplements for sports performance.

The "diet" is a well-known food plan consisting of these elements: eat five to six small meals a day, balance macro nutrients, do not eliminate carbohydrates, and keep your calories at a deficit for what your exercise level is. This is common sense stuff that has been touted by dietitians for a long time; a smart strategy that indeed works. Now here's the rub: Rick does not outline which foods to eat, only how to eat a protein, carb, and fat in each sitting. There is no authorized food list, and apparently you have to buy some formalized plans from his site to get specifics. Here he's simply outlining concepts without getting into the hard stuff. Basically you want food that is not processed, and carbs with a low glycemic level.

The third disc is probably the most radical, in that it gives you strategies on what to drink while working out. Rick recommends long distance runners and triathletes should drink nutrition shakes made from three different supplement sources. He also outlines a pretty solid guide to figure out what you will need to consume according to his plan.

I agree with everything Rick Kattouf spells out, and the nutritional advice is solid enough. He is spot on when he suggests eating more frequently and at the same time targeting a specific calorie range to lean the body up. It works to keep the metabolism revved, while not over feeding the calories. He also has some neat ideas about supplementation, although I tend not to do that since it's expensive and sometimes feels extraneous.

Rick has a good personality and motivates very well. The wonky thing? He's a doctor of optometry and does not appear to have a PhD or advanced degree in exercise or nutrition. But he is in great shape, and seems to know his stuff. So this could be a good starting point for a beginner, but people who are advanced enough to know the principles already may want to look elsewhere.

The Verdict

Guilty of a giving good advice, without many specifics.

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Scales of Justice

Judgment: 74

Perp Profile

Studio: Team Kattouf
Video Formats:
• 1.77:1 Non-Anamorphic
Audio Formats:
• Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (English)
• None
Running Time: 90 Minutes
Release Year: 2010
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
• Fitness and Exercise
• Instructional

Distinguishing Marks

• None


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