Podcast: Luis Villasenor on the KetoGeek Podcast

On this podcast, Fahad Ahmad from KetoGeek interviews Luis about:

his journey into keto, the advent of Ketogains, the success behind their protocols, entering ketosis, realistic expectations and benefits of the keto diet, misconceptions about gluconeogenesis, how the body is a big puzzle, benefits of resistance training during weight loss, what is ‘fat adaptation’, exogenous ketones

and then some rapid fire questions regarding fats in coffee, caloric deficit, bulking, supplementation and the anabolic window.

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On Energy Balance, Macros and Nutrient Density

 

ENERGY VALUE OF FOOD

The food that we eat contains what’s known as potential energy. Potential energy, by definition, is energy that’s stored in a physical system and has the potential to be converted into energy.
With most energy systems, the standard unit of measure for potential energy is the joule. Although some scientists use joules to describe the amount of potential energy in food; it’s still most common to measure this energy in Calories.

CALORIES: THE AMOUNT OF ENERGY REQUIRED TO RAISE THE TEMPERATURE OF ONE KILOGRAM OF WATER BY ONE DEGREE CELSIUS AT 1…
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On Keto Flu and Electrolyte Imbalances

The “Keto Flu”

During the induction phase of a Ketogenic Diet, or even a Low-carb, Paleo Diet, some people may experience “flu” like symptoms (tiredness, lethargy, shortness of breath, even arrhythmia) that often makes one believe that what they are doing is not right for their bodies.

This “flu” is a manifestation of both mental and physical dependence on carbohydrates as the body is essentially going through a phase where it has to learn (or better said, re-learn) to use fats as fuel.

 

Tiredness and Lethargy

Most people who do a Ketogenic or Paleo Diet, initially end up cutting…
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Luis Villasenor (Ketogains Founder) on The Keto Summit

Late last year, I participated in a fantastic event that you definitely don’t want to miss: The Keto Summit

 

As you know, Ketogains goal is to Educate, Empower, and help people Achieve their health and fitness goals.

My vision is to help empower as many people as possible, so that they can take health into their own hands.

So when Christopher Kelly (from the Nourish, Balance, Thrive podcast) asked me if I would participate in the Keto Summit, I felt honored and obliged.

Along with over 34 of the world’s best researchers and practitioners…
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Is Spinach a Performance Enhancing Food? On the Role of Dietary Nitrates as Ergogenic Aids

Is Spinach a Performance Enhancing Food? On the Role of Dietary Nitrates as Ergogenic Aids

Do you remember Popeye the Sailor Man and the secret behind his super-human strength?

Before punching the bad guys in the face, he used to gulp down a can full of spinach.

And, yes, I’m aspiring to write quite seriously about a cartoon.

Does it mean that vegans are right and that therefore we should all ditch animal protein and replace it with vegetable sources of incomplete chains of amino acids? Clearly not, and that would be a misinterpretation.

The right answer behind Popeye’s…
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Examine.com Interview – Luis Villasenor talks about Ketogenic Diets

Luis Villasenor has been interviewed in issue 30 (April 2017) of EXAMINE.com’s Research Digest (ERD). In case you don’t know what EXAMINE.com is, let me tell you that it should be your first stop when researching information about supplements and nutrition, as it is an unbiased source of information that investigates and researches independently so there are no conflicts of interest behind.

 

 

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Chase Results, Not Ketones

In their myopic “chasing of ketones”, a lot of low carbers have been decieved into chasing ketones, instead of results.

They forget why they even started Keto in the first place, and in most cases, they did so to lose weight (yes, there are other valid approaches such as increased mind focus, treating a neurological illness, etc… but those are not the topic here). You don’t need to “eat fat to burn fat”… even on keto, you still need a negative energy balance.

Fat Bombs / Fat Coffee have become the bane of ketogenic diets.

The correct formula to apply…
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Podcast: How Stress, Alcohol, Protein & Bodybuilding Affect Ketosis

 

Joe and Amber from THE PRIMAL EXAMPLE podcast recently interviewed me to talk about what it really means to be ketogenic, or to burn ketones instead of glucose for energy.

How does bodybuilding while keto work? How do stress and alcohol affect ketosis? Should you measure your blood ketones, and who should try intermittent fasting? Trying to build muscle while keto? Worried about protein limits on keto?

Find out about making gains, carbs vs net carbs and common misconceptions about how much protein you really need all while being in ketosis and hear some of my nutrition and fitness secrets…
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HOME GYM SETUP

HOME GYM SETUP

If you want to build your own home / garage gym, you can always shop around for used equipment and deals. But we do recommend that you spend a bit more on quality so that your equipment will last you for years to come: a good bar and plates will last you a lifetime, vs a bad quality one which will rust and bend over the summer.

 

MUST: BARBELL AND PLATES

While it’s the most important, a barbell is usually easy to find. There are two main barbell types: standard and Olympic. Standard bars are one inch…
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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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