Nutrient Density

Podcast: Luis Villasenor with the KetoDentist, Matthew Standrige (part 2)

Here is the 2nd half of the interview Matthew Standridge the KetoDentist did with Luis Villasenor.

For part 1, go HERE.

In Part 2 we cover:

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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Ketogains Nutritional Hierarchy

Our own Luis Villaseñor aka Darth Luiggi has developed an easy way to visualize the way you should prioritize your activities and your diet in the way as we propose it here in KetoGains. Feel free to share it everywhere so that people can realize the true order of things and do Ketogains in the correct way. This Nutritional Hierarchy should be even in your wall!

 

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