Ketosis

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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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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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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The Ketogains Guide To Alcohol

The Ketogains Guide To Alcohol: What to drink; When to drink, How to drink, And how it affects ketosis.

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psychology of dieting with Adam Ali, picture of him with Luis Villaseñor

Psychology of Dieting: Adam Ali of Physiqonomics

Dieting and Psychology, Luis interviews his bro Adam Ali of Physiqonomics on all things related. you can’t miss it as we go through his great view on how to do a great diet and his experience with keto dieting. 

Adam Ali has been around the industry for a long time. He is one of those great minds respected by all of us; no surprises there!

if you’ve never heard his ideas this is your chance to learn a lot about how to have success with dieting.

How to set up your diet for success or failure. The…
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Getting Jacked In Ketosis – The Alpha Movement Podcast

Luis Villaseñor was recently interviewed by Tom Foxley, of the Alpha Movement podcast. Tom was really interested in learning all the Ketogains tips and tricks to gain muscle and getting jacked while doing a ketogenic protocol and of course our dear Darth Luiggi was delighted to answer his questions.

You can’t miss this great talk. We respect Tom a lot and it meant the word to us that he was so interested about our ideas on how to do a proper ketogenic diet and not lose muscle in the process.

Doing this podcast was a delight and we’re sure…
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Keto Myths Debunked: Coach Menno Henselmans Interviewed About Optimizing a Keto Diet

We interviewed top physique coach and researcher Menno Henselmans to clear some keto myths and get his points on how to optimize a ketogenic diet from a training point of view. 

Among many things, we discussed:

Metabolic Damage / Starvation Mode Thoughts on the recent NUSI (Kevin Hall) Study (The Insulin hypothesis / metabolic advantage of ketosis?) Chasing Ketone Levels vs Chasing Fat Loss Intermittent Fasting and Ketosis, applied to Strength Training / Sports Performance Thoughts on types of ketogenic diets: SKD vs TKD vs CKD and which ones may be better suited for different sports Additional tips regarding diet…
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Ketogains “Must-have Supplements”

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