Tag Archive: protein

Podcast: Luis Villasenor on the Keto Answers Podcast

BUILDING MUSCLE ON  KETO AND WHY CARBS AREN’T MANDATORY WHEN YOU’RE FAT-ADAPTED

 

Dr. Anthony Gustin, of the Keto Answers Podcast, recently interviewed Luis Villaseñor.

If you’ve ever dabbled in strength training, you’ve probably heard it’s extremely important to eat carbs before and after your training session so you have enough energy to power through your workout and avoid losing mass. That’s true, at least for anyone on a carb-based diet.

However, there are people like Luis Villasenor, who has been doing strength training ON KETO for 18 years without relying on carbs.

Turns out, the rules of muscle…
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Podcast: Luis Villasenor on BioHackers Lab Podcast

I was recently interviewed by Gary Kirwan, of BioHackers Lab.

In this interview, we talk about how to formulate our diet and our fitness regime to meet specific health goals in an optimal way.

If you know someone who is interested in the best ways to strength train and build muscle on a ketogenic diet, this interview is for them.

 

To hear the whole interview, click HERE!

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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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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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All About Fasting: Amy Berger of TuitNutrition

Brace yourself: everybody will start to try Fasting. So to clear out some fasting myths, Luis interviews Amy Berger of TuitNutrition.com on all things fasting related: who, when and how to implement a fasting protocol.

Amy has master’s degree in human nutrition from the University of Bridgeport.

She is also a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) and certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, and has collaborated with Dr. Jason Fung, author of “The Complete Guide to Fasting” and “The Obesity Code” books.

On this interview, we talk about:

What is fasting Different approaches to fasting, who, when, how to do it Why not everyone should implement a…
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Protein Over-consumption in Ketogenic Diets Explained

Protein over-consumption is one of the main issues discussed at the Ketogains Group everyday. People are always reading, hearing and/or misunderstanding that eating protein will cause gluconeogenesis and kick you out of ketosis. Tyler Cartwright splendidly refuted the claim that protein supply activates GNG in this post, I recommend you check it out.

 

 

So, if protein consumption doesn’t massively increase gluconeogenesis, then two questions remain:

Why doesn’t ketogains recommend you eat tons of protein? Why does protein over-consumption lower ketones? Ketogains Protein Recommendation

 

Of these questions, the first is easier to answer….
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gluconeogenesis is not steak to cake says ketogains

Gluconeogenesis – The worst name for a rock band ever

At least three times a week I am engaged either in the Facebook group or other places asking questions that generally go like this:  “At what point do I eat too much protein and go into gluconeogenesis ?”  So I wanted to provide a more thought out answer, so here goes.

I should add that my commentary here is largely to be filtered through the lens of T1 diabetes…if you’re T1 diabetic, the regulatory feedback mechanisms are endogenously broken (the pancreas isn’t producing insulin), and must be regulated exogenously (the injection of insulin).

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protein synthesis without carbs equals with carbs

Protein Synthesis without carbs

New post by Jacob Wilson aka “The Muscle Prof”

Protein Synthesis is supposed to be carb based, but this myth has been debunked.

Day two of the Muscle Professor Academy is looking at ketogenic dieting and muscle protein synthesis. A common misconception is that carbohydrates are needed to stimulate muscle protein synthesis (building of muscle).

We did the first study ever to look at synthesis in muscle following resistance training. In this study we had two groups of participants that consisted of 6 weeks of calorie matched high carb or very low carb ketogenic segments. After 6 weeks we did…
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Supplements and Ketogenic Diets – Facts and Myths

Suggested supplements that work well with all ketogenic diets (SKD, TKD, CKD)

 

Although not strictly necessary, most supplements and Keto work very well together.

The only thing you have to be mindful of is the actual carbohydrate content of  your supplements. Prefer those that contain very little or no carbs.

Check this blog post by Bret Contreras on whIch supplements really work. Check our “Must-have Supplement Guide” Protein Powders

Although not really needed if you are meeting your suggested protein intake with whole foods, Protein Powders (whey, beef, casein) are a quick and convenient way to…
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