Dane DeValcourt

Why @EnergyBits ? #TeamBits

**Disclaimer:  I’m not sure if I need to post a disclaimer as I do not profit in any way from EnergyBits (www.energybits.com). I am however a “Brand Ambassador” now for them due to how strongly I feel about the benefits the product has provided me. What that entails is I get a custom 30% discount code (GeauxBits) that saves me and you 30% off on all EnergyBits orders.  I paid nothing to EnergyBits to become an Ambassador (other than being...

Status Update Due to Recent Inquiries

I’ve been receiving some requests for information regarding my weight loss and the status of my McArdles disease and how I’m doing with the whole ketosis/ketogenic thing which I assume is due to the new book that has my success story in it, “Keto Clarity” by Jimmy Moore. I’ve been pretty open about things and have shared as much as I have because of how dear the topic is to me and how it has truly changed my life in...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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    

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...

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...