1071: Mark Sisson Helps Athletes Become A Fat-Burning Beast With Primal Endurance

1071: Mark Sisson Helps Athletes Become A Fat-Burning Beast With Primal Endurance

Former endurance and Ironman athlete, health blogger, and bestselling author Mark Sisson is our interview guest today in Episode 1071 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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On yesterday’s episode of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show,” Jimmy interviewed a man named Peter Defty who is a triathlete coaching ultra-marathon and endurance sports athletes to tap into their body’s natural ability to burn fat for fuel. On today’s show, we keep that conversation going with a great friend of the show, former endurance and Ironman athlete, health blogger, and bestselling author named Mark Sisson from MarksDailyApple.com who knows a thing or two about endurance athletics having competed at a very elite level over three decades ago in distance running, triathlons, and Ironman competitions. When his health began to take a nosedive as a result of his performance-driven dietary choices, Mark began investigating better ways to fuel his body and realized that carbohydrates were the problem not the answer. Now he realizes the mistakes he has made and is passing along this newfound wisdom to the athletes he is helping to compete at a high level with less training, less carbs, and quicker recovery. Mark has outlined it all in his compelling new book that is a must-read for anyone interested in the physiology of how the body moves entitled Primal Endurance: Escape chronic cardio and carbohydrate dependency and become a fat burning beast.

Listen in as Jimmy and Mark discuss ultimate frisbee, what he’s hoping to accomplish with this new book on endurance training, why his “chronic cardio” mantra has been misunderstood, why training at a low level of output is better than a high level, why an athlete should avoid the carbohydrate-burning cycle, why gluconeogenesis while racing is “insignificant,” Sisson does ZOOLANDER, why you should feel “refreshed” (not hammered) after a workout, how he used to be all about pain management during races, how athletes like Nell Stephenson has shifted from lean protein Paleo to a high-fat ketogenic approach, why most marathon runners are carrying an extra 25-30 pounds, why the carbs during a race for ketogenic athletes don’t impact insulin or ketosis, the most dramatic turnaround on this has been Professor Tim Noakes, how long it will take for fat-adaptation to be the new normal, the role of ketones (and cycling in and out of making them) in an endurance race, how this concept could extend careers in professional sports, why topping off glycogen stores right before a race gives you an advantage, and why being inconsistent in your training is the key to success.

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1070: Peter Defty Coaches Fat-Adapted Athletes To Record-Breaking Success

1070: Peter Defty Coaches Fat-Adapted Athletes To Record-Breaking Success

Triathlete and fat-adapted ultra-endurance sports athletics coach Peter Defty is our interview guest today in Episode 1070 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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One of the surprising benefits to a ketogenic diet for a lot of people to discover is how some of the most elite endurance athletes in the world are now using this fat-adapted regimen to give them much more sustainable energy throughout their race. What this means is these athletes are actually eating a lot less of the very thing they were always told was the critical nutritional element in the performance success of their sport–carbohydrates! But for a triathlete and fat-adapted ultra-endurance sports athletics coach named Peter Defty from VESPAPower.com and FatAdaptation.com, he’s long realized the idea of “carbing-up” before a race is based on decades-old flawed science. That’s why he is taking the science of people like ketogenic research legend Dr. Stephen Phinney and training some of the best endurance athletes in the world to record-breaking performances, including Zach Bitter who we interviewed on this podcast back in Episode 944.

Listen in as Jimmy and Peter talk about how he got interested in fat-adaptation when he bonked during a race, how adding in more fat to his diet vastly improved his running, how his allergies improved after cutting the carbs out of his diet, why fat-adaptation hasn’t become more the norm in endurance athletes, the emerging science coming from Dr. Jeff Volek’s FASTER Study, why the carb-loading science has showed positive results, how athletes get away with eating more carbohydrates than the less active population, why athletes are turning to the ketogenic approach to performance, whether you can maximize performance and optimize health at the same time, what the VESPA product is and does, the Optimized Fat Metabolism (OFM) program he uses with athletes to eat low-carb to improve performance, whether a professional sports team would buy into becoming fat-adapted, how Dr. Steve Phinney complimented Peter about his work, whether Tom Brady is tinkering with fat-adaptation, how stress is anti-ketogenic, why he can say things as an empiricist that the researchers can’t say, and what things he is observing that the research needs to be paying attention to. If you want to know about the role of ketosis in exercise performance, then this is the podcast for YOU!

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– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #944: Zach Bitter Is An Ultramarathon World Champion Fueled By LCHF

1069: Vanessa Collette Offers Keto Diet Support With Her Ketogenic Meal Plans

1069: Vanessa Collette Offers Keto Diet Support With Her Ketogenic Meal Plans

Ketogenic food blogger studying to become a Registered Holistic Nutritionist Vanessa Collette is our interview guest today in Episode 1069 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Ketogenic diets have seen a meteoric rise in popularity over the past few years as more and more people are recognizing the therapeutic use of a low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat diet for improving their health. This has opened the floodgates of people wanting more information, recipes, and meal plans that fit this new keto lifestyle. That’s precisely the need that a food blogger named Vanessa Collette from “Ketogenic Girl” (listen to her in Episode 172 of Low-Carb Conversations) is filling with her brand new Ketogenic Meal Plans & Coaching Services. Vanessa is currently studying to become a Registered Holistic Nutritionist to combine a formal nutritional health education with her passion for helping people optimize their health through nutritional ketosis. She understands the frustration so many people have to become keto-adapted and is committed to helping clients raise their blood ketones and lower their blood sugar levels.

Listen in as Jimmy and Vanessa talk about how she got interested in ketogenic diets, the concern about why food isn’t used more as medicine, where she learned about the dangers of sugar and carbohydrates as well as the health benefits of ketosis, why the Atkins diet doesn’t work well enough for a lot of people, how Keto Clarity improved her knowledge of ketogenic diets, why testing ketones is so important, why she aims to keep her clients’ blood sugar levels below 90, how blood sugar can dip into the 60s and 70s while in higher levels of ketosis, why weight loss isn’t the primary benefit of a ketogenic diet, the amazing energy and brain health benefits of going keto, how ketones are the way our bodies were designed to be fueled, her ketogenic meal plans and coaching services, the most common mistake she sees people making in pursuit of ketosis, why 1-3 mmol on the blood ketone meter gives you the most benefits, the role dietary fat plays in producing ketones, a typical low-carb, high-fat meal she enjoys, how the low-fat diet infiltrated our culture, and the experiences she has working with clients one-on-one to produce change.

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1068: Dr. David Ludwig Takes A Closer Look At Why We Are Always Hungry

1068: Dr. David Ludwig Takes A Closer Look At Why We Are Always Hungry

Pediatric endocrinologist, medical school professor, nutritional health researcher, and New York Times bestselling author Dr. David Ludwig is our interview guest today in Episode 1068 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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The greatest nemesis in any given diet plan is hunger. When you are hungry, then your body starts to scream at you to feed it more food by giving you clues like hunger pangs, fatigue, and other such symptoms. But a Harvard-based pediatric endocrinologist, medical school professor, and nutritional health researcher named Dr. David Ludwig (listen to Jimmy’s previous interview with him in Episode 403) from DrDavidLudwig.com would argue that it’s not necessarily the overeating that has made us all fat–instead, it’s getting fat that makes us overeat. This is why we are constantly fighting the desire to consume more and more to try to satisfy that persistent physical cue to eat. It’s the premise of Dr. Ludwig’s brand new New York Times bestselling Always Hungry?: Conquer Cravings, Retrain Your Fat Cells, and Lose Weight Permanently.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Ludwig talk about the methods that help children helps adults too, Dr. Ludwig’s 2012 “calorie is not a calorie” JAMA study, the difference in energy expenditure and weight changes with low-carb vs. low-fat diets, why an isocaloric meal comparison will produce the same weight loss results in the short term, why continuing to cut calories is problematic, the power of hunger signals and why they should not be ignored, Dr. Ludwig’s 2004 fast-acting carbs Lancet study, how the process of getting fat makes you overeat, why insulin is the Miracle Grow for fat cells, why having hunger as a good thing is a “cultural delusion,” whether continuous exposure to refined carbohydrates can make you more sensitive to all carbs, why diet order matters in the effect on your metabolism, the three phases of his plan, the modifications in the plan for people with carb sensitivity, why some people may not see results on his plan, why his plan is not a ketogenic diet, how he works backwards from his approach to Atkins to ketogenic, and how ketones are a very clean fuel for the body.

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1067: Dr. Bert Herring Arms You With The Power Of Appetite Correction

1067: Dr. Bert Herring Arms You With The Power Of Appetite Correction

Medical doctor, intermittent fasting expert, and author Dr. Bert Herring is our interview guest today in Episode 1067 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.” LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES An out of control appetite is the nemesis of many would-be dieters with high hopes for losing weight and improving their health. But for Dr.… Continue Reading