Body Recomposition

Metabolism Efficiency on Keto: Alessandro Ferretti

There are a few myths and misconceptions on Keto in regards to Metabolic Efficiency and energy requirements. Some people think calories do not matter on keto, some others think that staying long term on keto actually downregulates metabolism… but what is the truth? In this interview,  Luis talks with Alessandro Ferretti, England based Nutritionist who has been doing a lot of research on the Metabolic Efficiency of Ketogenic Diets. 

 

Alessandro has practised nutritional therapy for over 15 years working as a part of a multi disciplinary medical team at the Centre for Health and Human Performance in Harley Street, London.


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Ketogains Kitchen – On “Rapid Fat Loss” and Making the Process Enjoyable

On Rapid Fat Loss and its Implications

 

Rapid fat loss could for a small sized man or woman implicate a daily caloric intake as low as 800-1200 Kcal.

In this case, adherence to the diet can be challenging and going for a whole food based PSMF (Protein Sparing Modified Fast) has been found to help people achieve a higher sense of satiety. However, humans are subjected by a multitude of external stressors (a sense of deprival due dieting, your job, family, etc.) that can compromise the compliance to a low calorie diet, raising the probability to start a binge…
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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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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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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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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 Boot Camps – July Edition

Ready to take the next step in your fitness and nutritional goals? Well we have the thing just for you: Ketogains Boot Camps. Our greatest experts and coaches will be conducting two paid private boot camps for beginners and intermediates. This is the opportunity to join a private group of people for motivation and receiving specially designed programs and coaching from Luis Villaseñor, Tyler Cartwright, Zach More and Jeremy McAlister.

Check out the info below, we’re ready to start on July 18th so click the links to register and pay to get into the best ketogenic fitness boot camp program…
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Life Change – The Cost of Investment

Life Change, of course, is not easy. I grew up in a Southern Baptist church.  I still attend regularly.  One of the interesting things that I saw growing up was that every time a Summer Revival week would come around was that the same handful of people in the church who had felt they were somehow out of touch with God would want to “rededicate their life.”  While I appreciate the spiritual significance of this, and I don’t at all want to demean their choice, I found my inner cynic saying, “So if the first four times didn’t create lasting…
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