Andy (The Performance Chef) has a passion for not only food, but also optimizing health and pushing the boundaries of human potential. A chef by trade, he has attained a bachelor’s degree in culinary nutrition, master’s degree in nutrition & exercise science, and is a doctoral candidate in health & human performance. With concern for the direction of health and chronic disease, Andy uses his knowledge of culinary arts, molecular food science, and disease prevention to engineer food products. The results are functional foods that do not only have incredible health benefits, but also taste great.
Myotrend™ BURN is one of my favorite products because it keeps me alert and focused. I am able to take one or two scoops throughout the day and stay at peak cognitive and physical performance. It is also great when I am trying to cut body fat because it is designed to increase my body’s sensitivity to the foods I eat, which allows me to stay lean year-round.
My food philosophy is very simple, you should make it your point to have a positive relationship with food. I find it concerning that many people have such a negative relationship with the word “diet.” A diet is simply the way you eat. Everyone has a diet and that diet can be good or bad. However, having a poor relationship with the word “diet” predisposes you to failure because you are already thinking negatively. Therefore, think of your diet as something that supports your goals, don’t assume it is something that is negative because you will ultimately fail at whatever you are trying to achieve. Stay positive and internalize the positivity.
Andy has created the “The Performance Chef” series to provide the MYOTREND® audience with unique
insights into optimizing performance foods for training and performance goals. Andy delivers recipes and food preparation techniques to transcend uninspiring traditional meal preparation into a gourmet experience.
The desire Andy has to change the course of health leads him down the path of innovation. The need for healthier foods and consumable products to reverse the unfortunate direction of chronic diseases is what drives Andy in his endeavors. Collectively, his passion, knowledge, and skills are the foundation for the future direction of alternative medicine. Subscribe to Andy Barninger’s meal preparation with special emphasis on strategies for managing performance nutrition and supplement intake tips.
I appreciate Andy’s unique ability to speak on such a broad range of topics and communicate it in a way we can all understand and apply.
Andy is a rare breed because he has a much different background than most in this field (culinary). He strives to use his knowledge to find ways to make food taste great and help people.
Being able to see Andy grow and develop as a professional has been incredible to watch