Thursday, February 10, 2011

Fish Oil Calculator

Coaching the Trojan Challenge has added an additional level of accountability over the past 8 weeks to my nutrition. One area I have never fully delved into is the optimal amount of fish oil intake for myself. I've noticed I am sore for days on end, which more than likely means high levels of inflammation. Also, there are numerous clinical studies reporting improvements in fat mass, weight, and body composition from the consumption of omega-3 rich fish and/or supplements. These 2 reasons above are enough for me to find the proper dose of fish oil asap!

Today I bought Barlean's Omega Swirl Fish oil. However, after looking at the recommended serving size I knew that was not enough for my goals. After scouring the web and listening to Robb Wolf's Podcasts, I figured out my ideal amount thanks to the lovely...

I learned very quickly I was consuming 1/7 of what I need daily. Ouch. After a major tweak to my fish oil consumption, I have no doubt that at the end of the Trojan Challenge I will have less inflammation and lost 3% body fat.


  1. You should check out Stronger Faster Healthier's fish oil. Highest potency on the market today. It's endorsed by Robb Wolf, Whole 9, and Brian Mackenzie. I like the Tangerine flavor the best. I only have to take 4 tsp a day according to Robb Wolf's calculations.

  2. Thanks for the recommendation! I'll definitely buy it next. I'm pumped to watch the effects of adequate fish oil consumption in my diet. Woohoo!!!