Low-Carb Conversations Podcast

I recently had the privilege of being a quest on the Low-Carb Conversations Podcast with Jimmy Moore and Dietitian Cassie. I must say I was incredibly nervous about this as I’ve never participated in a Podcast before but it ended up being a wonderful experience and although I wish I had opened up more and had more to say considering how passionate I am about the topics I remain incredibly grateful for having been given the opportunity and hope it will...

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Video by Dr. Jeff Volek – “The Many Facets of Keto-Adaptation: Health, Performance, and Beyond”

Great video by Dr. Jeff Volek  titled “The Many Facets of Keto-Adaptation: Health, Performance, and Beyond”. The following is from the video description: “Obesity is a condition of excess fat accumulation in adipocytes where the person is literally stuck in storage mode diverting a disproportionate amount of calories into fat cells as opposed to oxidation. Thus it is more productive to think of obesity as a problem in ‘energy flow’ rather than energy expenditure (i.e., calories in, calories out). The most...

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Keto Clarity – Get this book!

Full Disclosure: I have had the privilege of getting an early copy of Keto Clarity due to my own personal success story being one used in the book. I don’t believe I’m biased but I suppose anything is possible. I’m so glad to see this book out and I’m very hopeful it will see great success and start to not only change many people’s misconception regarding fat (I know I had to do a complete 180 myself) but also that...

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McArdles, Ketosis and Half Marathon – Test Results

I originally posted this to Facebook back in early April after my last lab results which took pace exactly 24 hours after my half marathon.  Forgot to post here as promised and trying to remedy that. Results are in… and yes they are elevated. CK: 792Normal CK range for people is between 44-196So now I suppose is when I start making excuses and trying to justify things. Yes the result is high and outside of the “normal” range. However this...

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Ketosis and McArdles – Proof is in the numbers

Obviously I have had a lot of success with weight loss thanks to a very low carb diet (no sugars and grains of any kind) and staying in a state of metabolic ketosis (not to be confused with ketoacidosis). I not only lost over 110 pds in 10 months but my CK tests have never been better even after intense exercise.  I also feel like a million bucks and have successfully completed many running races including half marathons.  The key...

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Glycogen Storage Disease Type 5, Ketogenic, Running and Paleo / Primal ?

Glycogen Storage Disease Type 5 (McArdle’s Disease), Ketogenic, Running and Paleo / Primal ? Approximately 10 years ago I was diagnosed with McArdle’s disease (Glycogen Storage Disease Type 5) through a muscle biopsy in my upper right thigh.  This metabolic disease affects 1 in 100,000 individuals and basically prevents muscles from being able to utilize glycogen (primary source) for energy. In the time since being diagnosed I sadly allowed myself, under false beliefs it was the only safe option, to...

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Weight, Health, Fitness Journey – My Paleo Case Study

Many people have been asking me lately how I’ve managed to lose so much weight (-108 lbs) over the last 10 months. This tends to turn into a rather lengthy one sided conversation by me on the virtues of Paleo and exercise. I have a ton to say on the subject but I am by no means an expert. I feel it might be time to share with others my own personal experience with things for a few reasons. First,...

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Paleo – Blogs and Podcasts

Recommended Paleo Blogs, Podcasts and Apps BLOGS Mark’s Daily Apple – Mark Sisson, author of The Primal Blueprint Robb Wolf – Author of The Paleo Solution Paleo Hacks  Evolvify The Bulletproof Executive Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Blog   PODCASTS The Fat-burning Man Show by Abel James The Paleo Solution Podcast – Robb Wolf Bulletproof Executive Radio Balanced Bites    

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Paleo – Recipe Sources and Cookbooks

Various Paleo Recipe Sources and Recommended Cookbooks *WARNING* There are plenty of “Paleo Desserts” you will find on these sites, if you are doing Paleo for weight loss, you really need to avoid these desserts until your satisfied personally with your weight and health. Then feel free to reintroduce things in moderation on special occasions but don’t make it routine. These are cheats, these are not every day goodies to have IMHO. Nom Nom Paleo PaleOMG Civilized Caveman Cooking Everyday...

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Paleo – Recommended Reading

Recommend reading material on the subject of Paleo / Primal that I personally own, have read and recommend. Primal Blueprint – Mark Sisson The Paleo Solution – Robb Wolf The Paleo Diet – Loren Cordain, PhD The Paleo Diet for Athletes – Loren Cordain, PhD It Starts With Food – Melissa Hartwig & Dallas Hartwig Your Personal Paleo Code – Chris Kresser: Ketogenic / Low Carb Resources: The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living: The Art and Science of...

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