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

https://ketogains.com/coachingconsulting/boot-camps/

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.

Day 1 of my 90 day N=1 Keto experiment

Today, February 6th (EDIT: I know, this wasn’t posted until 2/7; but it WAS written on 2/6), marks my 1st day under a fairly strict, 90 day self-experiment.  I will fully admit, I have not been practicing what I preach lately.  I have not been eating primal (booze and diet soda isn’t considered primal in case if you were wondering), and I haven’t been sticking to whole foods like I should be.  I’ve been using the transition with the offices and all the travel lately as an excuse.  And yes, while being on the road 4 out of the 5 weekends (New Year’s included) in January wasn’t a big help, there still isn’t a legit excuse.  Now that I’m done traveling so much and things are settling down at the office, I can do a deep dive into getting my nutrition on point and healing my body.

 

So here’s the deal:

 

For the next 90 days, I am going to be strict primal and keto.  Meaning no processed foods (other than some vitamins and supplements I’ll describe later), and I will be testing my BLOOD ketones using my newly acquired Precision Xtra blood glucose and ketone meter.

 

Starting point:

Weignt: 329 lbs

Waist: 55″

Day 1 Blood Ketone reading:  0.1 mmol (ie NOT in ketosis, remember nutritional ketosis is generally considered 0.5-3 mmol)

 

Calories:

 

For my breakdown in calories, I used the Ketogains macro calculator.  This is IMO one of the best nutritional calculators on the Internet, especially if you’re wanting to be in ketosis.   You can find it here: http://ketogains.com/ketogains-calculator/

 

My breakdown is like this:  1860 calories (shooting for a 25% deficit).  Shooting for about 150 grams of protein, 25 grams or less of carbs, and 125 grams of fat.

 

Meal plan and supplements:

In the morning after any recordings needed for the day, a Keto OS shake.  Keto OS is an supplement that is a supply of exogenous (made outside of the body) ketones in the form of beta hydroxybutyrate.  I’ve been reading some interesting stuff from folks like Dr. Peter Attia and Dr. Dominic D’Agostino  on the therapeutic benefit of exogenous ketones that I’m going to give it a try.  We’ll see how it goes.  That being said, I AM NOT RELYING on this.  No pill, powder, or potion will make up for a crappy diet.   Total calories: 41-100 depending on the form and flavor.  I’ll be alternating between Max Maui Punch and Orange Dream.

 

1st meal of the day: 2 eggs, 2 slices of bacon, black coffee or tea.  280 calories

 

2nd meal of the day:  Large salad with either a can of Tuna or Sardines with a high quality dressing.  650-800 calories.

 

3rd meal of the day:  Fatty cut of meat and green leafy or non starchy veggies.  ~700 calories.

 

 

As far as exercise goes, I’ll be doing some bodyweight work (pushups, squats, pull ups, and planks), along with some yoga and kettlebell swings.  And I’m going to try to get out for a walk over my lunch hour if the weather permits.  This exercise is really for general health, strength, and flexibility.  It’s not really to lose weight, as many studies have shown that exercise is ineffective for weight loss

 

There you have it.  I’ll be checking in at least once a week, but ideally I’ll be posting when I measure blood ketones which I’ll be doing every other day.  I’d do every day, but those strips are damn expensive.

 

Stay tuned!

 

Disclaimer

This blog is for informational purposes only.  If looking to make big lifestyle changes such as diet, exercise, medication, etc; please consult your physician.

Hello world!

 

Hello everybody!  Welcome to our brand-spankin’ new website, Ketodontist.com.  My name is Matthew Standridge and I am a licensed dentist here in the great state of Kansas.  I own a private practice where I treat patients with the latest techniques, materials, and technology.

I have a bigger passion than dentistry, and that is total body health and wellness. This passion has lead me down other pursuits such as learning more about the oral-systemic health connection and receiving the most advanced training in that realm.  Also, it has lead me to becoming a Certified Primal Health Coach, to help promote the health benefits of adopting a primal/paleo lifestyle.  Lastly, I have a special interest in the nutritional ketogenic diet, as I have experienced first hand the weight loss, mental clarity, and anti-inflammatory effects of that diet.

Thank you for visiting out page.  We will be adding much more content soon!