KDP Episode 030: Mike Berta Talks About his 90% Fat Keto Experiment vs Whole Foods Keto


Welcome back to episode 30 of the Ketodontist Podcast! After a bit of a break, we’re right back at it. Today, we have a guest on the show Mike Berta. Mike has been low carb for a few years, and over this summer performed a self week-long experiment where he tried to consume 90% of his calories from fat to replicate an experiment performed by Dr. John Limansky and Jimmy Moore. His results and specifically his blood markers were…. shocking to say the least.

In this episode we discuss:

How did Mike get started with low carb?

What has been Mike’s experience with keto in the past, and how has it evolved over time?

How having a physician that understands low carb can be of benefit

What prompted him to replicate a week long, 90% fat diet

Did he find fat satiating as claimed in the keto world?

How did this diet impact his blood markers, and how did they respond once going back to his normal diet?

What has been his experience with Ketogains Bootcamps?

How did the two separate experiments differ?

And MORE!

Be sure to check out Mike’s blog post at https://ketogains.com/2018/11/well-formulated-ketogenic-diet-vs-90-fat-ketogenic-diet/

You can reach out to Mike on Instagram. His handle is @ketomyburrito

Also, there are new rounds of Ketogains Bootcamps coming up. A special 4 week bootcamp to get you through the holidays that starts on December 10th. And another to start out the New Year with January 7th. Learn more at www.ketogainsbootcamps.com
Lastly, if you are looking for a smart, no-nonsense approach to getting started with keto checkout Robb Wolf’s Keto Masterclass. You can sign up and support the show at www.learnketonow.com

KDP Episode 029: Don’t Fear (Or Glorify) Fat


Welcome back to the Ketodontist Podcast!  Today we are talking about fat, saturated fat in particular.  With the recent claims that coconut oil is “pure poison”, we wanted to dive into this topic and shine some light.  In this episode we discuss:

 

Is coconut oil worse than other fat sources?

Is saturated fat bad for you?

Who should, and shouldn’t, avoid saturated fat?

Why context is important on determining fat intake

And MORE!

Friend of the show Marty Kendall shared a post of his with me and I wanted to pass it along as it jives with this episode beautifully.
 
https://optimisingnutrition.com/2016/06/27/what-about-saturated-fat/

You can listen directly at these links!

iTunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ketodontist-podcast/id1252428998?ls=1

Stitcher:  http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/ketodontist-podcast

Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Itp6hga6aknibumb4gy7eveduqq

Podcast Homepage:  http://ketodontist.libsyn.com

 

Resources mentioned in this episode:

 

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2018/aug/22/coconut-oil-is-pure-poison-says-harvard-professor

 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/06/16/coconut-oil-isnt-healthy-its-never-been-healthy/402719001/

 

https://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015-scientific-report/PDFs/Scientific-Report-of-the-2015-Dietary-Guidelines-Advisory-Committee.pdf#page=453

 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5855206/

 

Robb Wolf’s Keto Masterclass (affiliate link): www.learnketonow.com

KDP Ep 026: PSMF, CKD, and Dank Tank Tops with Jeremy McAlister the Fat Adapted Athlete

*This episode originally published on 7/16/18

Welcome back to the Ketodontist podcast! Today we interview Jeremy McAlister.

You can listen at these links!

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ketodontist-podcast/id1252428998?ls=1
Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/ketodontist-podcast
Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Itp6hga6aknibumb4gy7eveduqq
Podcast Homepage: http://ketodontist.libsyn.com

Jeremy, also known as social media personality Fat Adapted Athlete (OFFICIAL), is based out of Atlanta Ga. He is a social media content creator, online fitness/nutrition coach, business owner, father, and husband.

Jeremy is a youtuber producing content regarding the ketogenic diet and his personal physique transformation since December 2014 where he’s lost over 85 lbs and put on sizeable muscle. Most of his meals and daily life are documented daily on Instagram. As an online certified fitness nutritionist he maintains a modest roster of coaching clients. He contributes advice freely to 10s of 1000s across multiple keto facebook groups. When he’s not doing that he’s busy with he and his wife’s company Tortoise and the Hare Racing where he produces running events from 5Ks to Ultramarathons.

In this episode we discuss:

His personal transformation story of weight loss and body recomposition

How training for an ultramarathon was NOT helping with weightloss

How you can’t outrun a bad diet

How habits and mindset are crucial for success

How Jeremy uses a PSMF approach when he wants to lean out

What CKD is who should (and should not) use it

Where he gets his eccentric workout shirts

And MUCH MUCH more…

He can be found online at:

Website: www.fatadaptedacademy.com (coming soon, currently under revision)

IG: Fat Adapted Athlete OFFICIAL

Youtube: Fat Adapted Athlete

Snapchat: Fatadapted

Facebook:

Fat Adapted Academy
Keto IF (Ketogenic Intermittent Fasting)
Keto Carnivore IF (Ketogenic Carnivoire Intermittent Fasting)

Ketodontist Podcast- Episode 11: Keto Mythbusting with Tyler Cartwright of Ketogains (Part 1)

 

 

*This episode originally published on 10/24/17

Welcome to Episode 11 of the Ketodontist Podcast!  SUPER excited for our guest today.  His name is Tyler Cartwright.  He is leads the group KetoGains alongside previous show guest Luis Villasenor. This is part 1 of 2.

Tyler has a fascination with learning, reading, and self-improvement as a person.  It’s truly a bit of an obsession for him – with a personal library which currently clocks in at just north of 2300 books!  At his heaviest he weighed in at 505 lbs, and set out on a journey of self-discovery and leveraged his love of learning with his backgound in science to arrive at a ketogenic diet as a tool for his weight loss.  After over a decade of eating a ketogenic diet, and having lost 295 pounds, he has helped to move the Ketogains community forward as one of the most successful communities of contextualized thought on the use of a ketogenic diet and the applications for fat loss, sports performance, and how to help people transform their lives.  The Ketogains clients have lost in excess of 20,000 in the last 18 months, and countless lives have been changed because of his insight, common-sense, and practical applications to diet, health, training, and living.

In this episode we discuss:
How Tyler has lost almost 300 lbs over the last decade.

Tyler’s past struggles with his weight.

How Atkins was a great start for him, and how his nutrition has evolved from there.

How he met Luis and how they ended up collaborating for KetoGains.

How Keto seems to attract Questioners and Rebels (ie Gretchen Ruben’s The Four Tendencies)

Why people get so hostile or defensive when discussing nutrition.

Why “Lazy” Keto works, until it doesn’t.

Why there is almost no such thing as “unprocessed” food anymore.

Why extended fasting may not be a great idea for some folks.

And more!

Links and Resources mentioned in the Show

www.ketogains.com

www.ketogainsbootcamps.com

Gretchen Rubin’s The Four Tendancies Quiz: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3706759/Gretchen-Rubin-s-Quiz-The-Four-Tendencies

KDP Ep 10: Testing Blood Ketones and Yoga with Dorian Greenow of Keto-Mojo

*This episode originally published on 10/16/17

Hello and welcome to Episode 10!  Woo-hoo, double digits!

Today’s guest is Dorian Greenow of Keto-Mojo.  Keto-Mojo is a new company that offers blood ketone testing at an affordable price.  Literally half of what it costs from the big names.  In this episode we also discuss:

  • How Dorian discovered the Keto Lifestyle
  • How he became a yogi
  • How these two things have helped him lose and keep off 47 lbs.
  • Why heavy people are stronger than you think
  • Why keto can be difficult when you love beer
  • How ethical, sustainable farming can help save the world
  • AND MUCH MORE

Please note that this episode will be marked Explicit as there are one or two curse words that slip in.  Nothing really to write home about, but just to be safe.. EARMUFFS.

You can reach Dorian directly at Dorian@keto-check.com

Check out his website at www.keto-mojo.com

Ketodontist Podcast Episode 07: Joe Condora of Primal Example

Welcome back for episode 07 of the Ketodontist Podcast! Today we have Joe Condora of The Primal Example.

In today’s show we discuss: Why we shouldn’t be dogmatic about paleo vs keto vs vegan

Why calories matter… to a point How mainstream nutrition advice has gotten it so wrong over the years

Why we should be focusing on REAL food for our nutrition

And much more!

You can check out Joe’s website: www.primalexample.com

IG & Twitter: @PrimalExample

Check out his new book on Amazon here: http://a.co/5hbEQwj

Ketodontist Podcast Episode 06: Amy Berger of the Alzheimer’s Antidote (Part 2)

Welcome to episode 6 of the Ketodontist Podcast. Today we have part 2 of our interview with Amy Berger, author of The Alzheimer’s Antidote. If you liked part 1, you’re going to LOVE part 2!

Alzheimer’s is currently the 6th leading cause of death in the United States In 2017, Alzheimer’s and other dementias will cost the nation $259 billion. By 2050 those costs could rise as high as $1.1 TRILLION More than 5 million Americans are living with this disease, that number could rise as high as 16 million by 2050!

Why glucose may NOT be the preferred fuel source If we can store so much fat, why would it only be used in emergencies?

Oxidation and glycation, what they are and their effects in excess

The big scary keto word: GLUCONEOGENESIS. Dropping truth bombs..

Why you MAY not need to fear eating protein when going keto/low carb

Why not everybody necessarily needs to go keto, but why MOST folks would benefit from low carb

How exercise influences the growth of new neurons

AND MORE!!!!

Facts in the show notes from alz.com/facts

Dave Feldman’s cholesterolcode.com

www.tuitnutrition.com

Her book The Alzheimer’s Antidote: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XTXLP2N/…

Ketodontist Podcast Episode 03: Luis Villasenor from Ketogains (Part 2)

Welcome back to the Ketodontist Podcast!  Here in episode 3 we resume with the second half of our interview with Luis Villasenor of Ketogains.com

You can listen directly at these links!
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ketodontist-podcast/id1252428998?ls=1
Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/ketodontist-podcast
Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Itp6hga6aknibumb4gy7eveduqq
Podcast Homepage: http://ketodontist.libsyn.com

Or you can watch the VIDEO version here:

 

In this episode we discuss:

 

  • Why you need to tailor your dietary protein amount to your personal needs, and how to do it
  • Why strength training will give you the best bang for your buck when transforming your body
  • Why some of the studies that show ketogenic diets could be harmful aren’t very applicable (ie poor controls and methods)
  • Why you should be focusing on eating whole foods rather than supplements or shakes
  • When you SHOULD take supplements and what to take depending on your goals
  • Why eating real foods burns more calories than drinking shakes
  • How you can feel full on a low calorie diet
  • Why electrolytes are vital to a ketogenic diet and avoiding the “keto flu”
  • Why vegetables can give you enough vitamins and minerals and you don’t really need fruit or grains
  • Why we need to reconnect with our true sense of hunger
  • How to reset our taste buds
  • What makes the Ketogains Macro Calculator different and why you should use it
  • What are the differences between endogenous and exogenous ketones
  • What place do ketone supplements have in a healthy diet

www.ketogains.com

Ketogains Bootcamps

https://ketogains.com/2016/08/ketogains-seven-must-supplements/

Twitter: @luis_villasenor

Instagram: @darthluiggi

 

My review of Robb Wolf’s new book Wired to Eat: http://ketodontist.com/ketodontists-book-review-wired-to-eat-by-robb-wolf

Bayesian Bodybuilding website and upcoming training course in Septemebr 2017:  https://bayesianbodybuilding.com/

Ketodontst Podcast Episode 02: Guest Interview with Luis Villasenor of KetoGains

Hey gang!  Welcome back to another episode of the Ketodontist Podcast.  Here in episode 2 we interviewed Luis Villasenor of Ketogains.

You can listen to the episode here: http://ketodontist.libsyn.com/ketodontist-podcast-episode-02-guest-luis-villasenor-of-ketogains-part-1

Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ketodontist-podcast/id1252428998

Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/ketodontist-podcast

Google Play:  https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Itp6hga6aknibumb4gy7eveduqq

You can watch the video of this episode here:

Episode 02 w/ Luis Villasenor

Luis has always been passionate about fitness due to a personal interest in improving his own physique. Always curious in learning the “whys and how’s” of how it all works, he has been studying and researching nutrition and strength training since he was 17.

Upon discovering ketogenic diets in 2001, Luis has been on a low carb regime ever since, which he has used to favorably recomposition his body and improve his health,

Due to this, Luis decided to develop KETOGAINS as  to share his experiences and knowledge and help people attain their health and fitness goals.

Luis is regarded as one of the most experienced and knowledgeable persons on Low-Carb / Ketogenic dieting, and is the “go to guy” when applying a Low-Carb diet for Bodybuilding and Strength Training by well-known and respected insiders, leaders, influencers of the low carb/paleo and general fitness community

Credentials

  • Elite Trainer – International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
  • Specialist in Fitness Nutrition (SFN) – International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
  • Certified Fitness Trainer (CFT) – International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
  • Fitness / Exercise Therapist (SET) – International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
  • Currently studying for Corrective Exercise Specialist (SCE) – International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
  • Bayesian Bodybuilding Personal Training Certification
  • Currently studying for the Primal Health Coach Certification
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1 Trainer) – CrossFit
  • Evolution Nutraceutical Company – Sponsored Athlete
  • Bachelor in Business Administration & Marketing – Universidad Iberoamericana (MX)

 

In Part 1 of 2 we cover:

 

  • How Luis got started in health and nutrition
  • Why he gravitated toward ketogenic diets and why he has stayed in ketosis for over 15 years
  • Why resistance training is the most optimal form of exercise to transform your body
  • Why you can lose weight eating tons of calories on keto…. To a point
  • Why if you carb load you might not be able to get your skinny jeans on the next day
  • How to calculate the amount of protein you need to be consuming
  • Why if you already have many pounds of excess fat, you may want to skip the buttered coffeee
  • And more!

Hulk Gainz Smoothie:

KETOGAINS RECIPE
157 Calories • 6g Carbs (4g Fiber) • 3g Fat • 27g Protein
Ketogains Hulk Smash Smoothie Ingredients for 1 smoothie:
1 smoothie • 157 Cal
200 ml Pure Almond milk
30 grams Isopure Creamy Vanilla
2-3 Ice cubes
60 grams Spinach
25 grams Cucumber
2.7 grams Ginger
1 gram Tumeric
1 serving Natural Stevia Sweetener
KETOGAINS “HULK SMASH” SMOOTHIE
This blended beverage will help you balance your meals with a combination of nutrient-rich spinach combined with a boost of protein and the spicy kick of fresh ginger. HULK GAINZ!!!
Directions are for 1 smoothie
1. Blend protein with milk, water and ice.
2. With blender on low, add cucumber, spinach tumeric, and ginger.
3. Increase speed to high and blend for 30 seconds or until smooth.
4. Become HULK as the green smoothie surges trough your veins and gives you GAINZ.

Ketogains Main Website: www.ketogains.com

Ketogains Facebook Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/ketogains/

 

Day 3 and 5 of the 90 day Experiment

Hey gang,  I wanted to give a quick update.  Things have been going pretty well.  Days 1 and 2 went without a hitch.  Day 3 I had a pretty big dip in motivation and energy.  Unsure if it was because of diet or just because Tuesday was a tough day at the office and wiped me out.   That being said, still sticking 100% to the meal plan.  No problems with hunger so far.  Did have some wicked Diet Coke cravings on Wednesday, but I was able to fight them off.

Day 3 reading

As you can see, no change in the meter yet.  Which doesn’t worry me too much, it can take a few day.

Day 5 reading

Slight uptick, but still not into nutritional ketosis.  That takes a reading of 0.5.  But we’re getting there.  Will take another reading, and my next weigh in, on Monday.