Low-carb performance in the gym and on the road: can it work? A rational view.

Recently, on a popular Italian blog which supports the so-called “Paleo Diet,” I had the chance to read a series of articles about Ketogenic and Low-Carb diets. From the author’s point of view, they can’t work in the athletic performance, both in the endurance and the anaerobic/glycolytic context.

On top of that, always relating to the ketogenic diet, on the same blog is promoted the idea that energy balance doesn’t matter; therefore anyone can lose body fat while obtaining “anti-aging” effects without applying a voluntary caloric restriction “because of low insulin levels,” which should be enough to mobilize adipose…
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Basic Strategies For Successful Fat Loss – Video Interview With Tristan Haggard of Primal Edge Health

Tristan Haggard from Primal Edge Health.com and Luis Villaseñor chat about some basic strategies for sustained fat loss, the importance of protein when dieting, why nutrient density is important, and even some cooking lessons from the Primal Edge Cookbook.

 

On this video, we talk about:

Strategies for sustained fat loss Whole foods + Nutrient density Why eating the same foods can be a solid strategy for fat loss How to cook an awesome low calorie “Keto Flatbread” Great recipes from Tristan’s book – get it here: The Ketogenic Edge Cookbook The Ketogains Bootcamps: what are them, how they…
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Insomnia, meditation, cannabis, polyphasic sleep, and a sleep protocol to help you sleep better.

When I was a child, I slept… well, like a baby. I remember waking up at 6:00 AM bright and refreshed all the way up until puberty. As I grew, so did my mind and all the exciting things in life to think about. It would run, and run and run. I struggle with insomnia like so many others, but I think I’m getting a handle on it. I sleep from 10 or 11 PM until 7:15 AM, usually at least 5 nights out of the week, uninterrupted, waking up feeling refreshed. How do I do it? I’ll share my…
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Ignorance Is But A Choice

I want to share this quote here, especially with the influx of new people who have just recently joined the various online groups we manage:

“In the age of information, ignorance is a choice” – Donnie Miller

One of the main reasons that got me into nutrition and fitness in the first place, and eventually led me to found Ketogains, was to learn to differentiate between sound, science based nutrition, and “old wives tales” or classic bro’science.

Everybody has seen the recent influx of a number of self called “Keto Trainers” or “Ketogenic Coaches” as well as…
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Is Keto Dangerous While Pregnant, Breastfeeding, or for Children?

A question I’ve come across seemingly increasingly in the past few months, is a variation of, is it safe for kids to eat keto, including women during pregnancy and breastfeeding? This is where a simple disambiguation between a well and poorly formulated diet should end the discussion but let’s dig a little bit deeper into the concerns themselves, studies on children, the validity thereof, what a good diet is and context.

 

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Deciphering The Cholesterol Code: Dave Feldman

Everybody is worried about Cholesterol. You are; your doctor, your family. Yet few can explain how it actually relates to Cardio Vascular Disease, and what can you do to prevent it. In this interview,  Luis chats with Dave Feldman of thecholesterolcode.com about his recent findings, and how can one actually “hack” cholesterol to incredible low levels.

 

Dave is a senior software engineer and business developer, who began a Low Carb, High Fat diet in April 2015 with the purpose of avoiding diabetes.

Since then, he has learned everything he cans about it with special emphasis on cholesterol given his lipid numbers spiked substantially after going…
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My Version of Walden Pond

So here I sit…alone in a cabin in the woods feeling a bit like Henry David Thoreau.  Being outside in the darkness, feeling the breeze move across my face, miles from highways and enjoying the sound of nothingness affords a person time to think.  Time is granted to reflect on what is, at this point, nearly a decade-long journey.  Journey probably isn’t the correct word.  A decade long struggle full on peaks and vallies, ebbs and flows, wins and losses.  This evening I wanted to sit down, albeit using the pale light of a cellular phone and the transient data…
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HUNGER

Because this has to be said, my shower-thought of the day:

I see a lot of people complaining about “hunger” when dieting – “I’m doing a ketogenic diet… why am I hungry? – I read I should not feel hunger on a ketogenic diet”…

Well, let me tell you: Hunger is not necessarily a bad thing.

Guys & Gals: have we become so “cognitive dissonant” and complacent, that we have forgotten that hunger is, in a way, a natural part of the process of any diet that the main focus is fat loss???

Any diet, be it keto or high…
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All About Fasting: Amy Berger of TuitNutrition

Brace yourself: everybody will start to try Fasting. So to clear out some fasting myths, Luis interviews Amy Berger of TuitNutrition.com on all things fasting related: who, when and how to implement a fasting protocol.

Amy has master’s degree in human nutrition from the University of Bridgeport.

She is also a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) and certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, and has collaborated with Dr. Jason Fung, author of “The Complete Guide to Fasting” and “The Obesity Code” books.

On this interview, we talk about:

What is fasting Different approaches to fasting, who, when, how to do it Why not everyone should implement a…
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quote about difficult things

Do Difficult Things Every Day and Triumph

Do Difficult Things Every Day.

 

This is going to be a short post, mostly because the concept can be summed up in those five words.  At a round table Q&A at our recent conference there was a question which was asked related to breaking through mental barriers – how do you do it.  The truth is I wish I had a better answer for the inquirer than I did at the time, but it did give me something to think about the entire next day.  What is it about some people who seem to “smash it”…
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