Tag Archive: ketosis

Podcast: Luis Villasenor on MyDNACoach.com

On this podcast, Johnny Deacon of MyDNAcoach.com  interviews Luis on the basics of a well formulated Ketogenic Diet, as well as some of the current myths and misconceptions around it.

 

“Regarded as one of the worlds top experts in Ketogenic Dieting within the evidence first community, his balanced and refreshing practices with Keto was incredible. –
This episode is absolutely a 101 to Ketogenic Dieting. We go deep on no nonsense advice and the intelligent way to transition to a Keto outlining a specific system for transition whilst guiding you through common challenges and misconceptions, one of which…
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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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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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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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Metabolic Advantage, Red Herrings, and the Battle of the Diets

The recent publication of the full text of Kevin Hall’s pilot study on ketogenic vs non-ketogenic weight-reduction diets has sparked a blog battle that doesn’t seem to have any end in sight. It gives reason, apparently, to discuss at least a couple points: Do ketogenic diets have a metabolic advantage over other diets? Are ketogenic diets superior to ordinary diets?

It also gives us reason to wonder about few other ideas:

The significance of honest reporting Study design and limitations The significance of bias

Before I spend too much time…
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Dear Health Establishment…

Dear health establishment, one of my favorite musical genres is the singer-songwriter style of music most popular in the 1960’s and 70’s.  Guys like James Taylor and Jim Croce, ladies like Carole King.  The soulful meaning of the lyrics, the moral causes and personal crusades coupled with well-performed guitar work or piano instrumentation is a hallmark of this music.  The soft sound is juxtaposed against the heavy meaning of many of the lyrics.  As I opine here, I want to remind you of a verse from one of my favorite songs of all time. A song about the shifting tides of…
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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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