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Sep 22, 2017

The My Sugar Free Journey Podcast - Episode 55: Danny Kavadlo

In this week’s My Sugar Free Journey Podcast, I talk to Danny Kavadlo about his new book, Get Strong!

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Podcast Shownotes

You can find out more about Danny Kavadlo from his website, or his Body Builder Author page.  His book Get Strong can be found here and his other books are here.  I have a copy of Get Strong and I can tell you it's a very helpful book.  Lots of great body weight exercises and a clear plan to progress in strength but the best part are the pics of Danny and his brother Al actually doing the exercises.  Great book and I love exercises I can do with no additional equipment.  Also, the forward is a ringing endorsement from Mark Sisson.  Pretty cool.

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Sep 15, 2017

The My Sugar Free Journey Podcast - Episode 54: Brad Kearns

In this week’s My Sugar Free Journey Podcast, I talk to Brad Kearns about the Keto Reset!

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Podcast Shownotes

You can find out more about the Keto Reset here, listen to the Keto Reset podcast here, and check out Mark's Daily Apple here.

What Should I Do Before Starting a Ketogenic Diet?

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs Recipe

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Sep 8, 2017

The My Sugar Free Journey Podcast - Episode 53: Dr Justin Marchigiani

In this week’s My Sugar Free Journey Podcast, we are talking to Dr Justin Marchigiani of Just in Health!

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You find Dr J's website here, his podcast here, and his interview with me here.

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Sep 1, 2017

The My Sugar Free Journey Podcast - Episode 52: Chris Irvin on the Ketogenic Diet and Cancer

In this week’s My Sugar Free Journey Podcast, we are talking to Chris Irvin on the Ketogenic Diet and Cancer!

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You can find Ketogenic.com here.  Follow Ketogenic.com on Instagram here or the Ketologist here.  Or follow them on FaceBook here.

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Aug 25, 2017

The My Sugar Free Journey Podcast - Episode 51: Vinnie Tortorich!

In this week’s My Sugar Free Journey Podcast, we are talking to Vinnie Tortorich!

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You can find Vinnie's podcast here and follow him on Twitter here.

His book, "Fitness Confidential" is here

His vitamins are here.

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Aug 18, 2017

The My Sugar Free Journey Podcast - Episode 50: Prof Tim Noakes!

In this week’s My Sugar Free Journey Podcast, we are talking to Prof Tim Noakes!

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You can find the Noakes Foundation here, follow them on Twitter here, FaceBook here, or YouTube here

You can find links to all Prof Noakes books here.  Unfortunately the new book mentioned in the podcast is not yet available for preorder but when it is, just click this link and you should see it.

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Aug 12, 2017

The My Sugar Free Journey Podcast - Episode 49: Mihaela Telecan, The Low Carb RD!

In this week’s My Sugar Free Journey Podcast, we are talking to Mihaela Telecan, the Low Carb RD!

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You can find out more from Mihaela from her website here.  You can find her on Facebook here or Twitter here

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Aug 6, 2017

In this week’s My Sugar Free Journey Podcast, we are talking to Coach Karen Smith!

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Podcast Shownotes

You can find more about Coach Karen Smith at her home page here and find out more about StrongFirst here and Girls Gone Strong here.

I also mentioned the other podcasts I was on this week.  My Interview with Jimmy Moore on Fasting Talk is here and my interview with Dr Justin Marchigiani of Just In Health is here.

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Jul 29, 2017

The My Sugar Free Journey Podcast - Episode 47: Kevin Larrabee

In this week’s My Sugar Free Journey Podcast, we are talking to Kevin Larrabee of the Fitcast Podcast!

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You can find more from Kevin over at the Fitcast's home page or follow him on Twitter here

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Jul 22, 2017

In this week’s My Sugar Free Journey Podcast, we are talking to Lierre Keith, author of The Vegetarian Myth!

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You can find more from Lierre at LierreKeith.com and pick up a copy of her book, The Vegetarian Myth here.

Here's the video of her getting hit in the face with a cayenne laced pie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPayTWlAQ0k

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Jul 14, 2017

How I Lost 200 Pounds!

In this week's My Sugar Free Journey Podcast, I am sharing m journey to lose 200 pounds!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oQwhlt5z7w

I recently hit a MAJOR milestone in my weightloss, one I have been working towards for over 3 years now.  Yes, I am officially under 200 lbs for the first time in my adult life!  I haven't seen my weight start with a one since Junior High roughly 30 years ago.  I started off at the hefty weight of 400 lbs so I am half the man I used to be which is pretty amazing.

But it has been a LONG journey and although I have kind of piece-mealed my story out and told in several different places, I wanted to put the whole thing together in one place so everyone can see it and find the entire journey.  This will also be recorded as a video and podcast so everyone can see and are included below.

I was SICK!

This whole journey started as I was approaching my 40s.  I have always been heavy but really had no idea how heavy or what that weight was doing to my body.  I went to one of those free clinics that pop up every once in a while at a CVS and got a few tests run.  That was when I discovered that my blood pressure was not just high but completely out of control.  I always knew I had a tendency towards high BP but never paid much attention to it.

I still remember the look on that poor technicians face when she started up the machine and watched the numbers climb higher and higher.  In fact, when she saw the final reading of 220/175, she assumed the machine had malfunctioned and put it on the other arm to run another test.  But no, that was pretty accurate.  The crazy thing is that's not even the highest I ever saw as one time a paramedic tested me at 237/180.  Just crazy!

When I saw that number, that's when the realization that I had lost both my maternal grandparents to high blood pressure and Cardiovascular disease and that I was in trouble.  And since all this happened, I have also lost my father to a stroke brought on by high blood pressure.

It was thinking about my grandfather dying of a heart attack that really pushed me to make a change because I absolutely adored that man and still miss him.  His death was a pivotal moment in my life and not for the better and all I could think about was my beautiful grandkids and how much they mean to me.  The thought of affecting their life in a terrible way because I wasn't taking care of my health was too much to bear.

It was also around this time that I was diagnosed with Metabolic Syndrome which basically means that I was so fat everything was breaking down all at once.  Another reason I had to get the weight off.

But how exactly do you lose weight?

My previous attempts at weightloss

I of course, knew exactly how to lose weight.  It was simple science.  All you needed to do was to eat less and exercise more.  Couldn't be easier so that's what I dd.  I would portion control and start different diets and did great on all of them until my willpower ran out and I would plateau and eventually all the weight came rushing back on.  I could never figure out why it was so much easier to put weight on than it was to take it off.

The one crazy thing I did that really drove home to me how stupid these crazy diets are was my brief flirtation with juicing.  I stayed up late one night watching Netflix and came across Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.  This is the story about how a guy started juicing all his food and lost weight.  I watched this doc and thought, "That is something I can absolutely do."  I Amazon Primed a juicer and bought tons of fruit and veggies.

For probably a month, I did not eat solid food.  Just a fruit juice in the morning and a veggie juice for dinner and water.  Did I lose weight?  You better believe I did.  I don't know how much I lost but it was enough to keep me going despite the fact that I felt horrible and had absolutely no energy.  One night I was swimming my laps at the pool and didn't even have the energy to put my arm over my head for another stroke.  I floated to the edge of the pool and gathered up the strength to get out of the pool and go home.

I didn't know what I was doing wrong.  The guy in the documentary never complained about feeling lousy, he kept talking about how great he felt all the time.  So I just couldn't do it anymore; I stopped the juicing and went back to eating like a normal person and the weight crept back on.  Soon I was probably over 400 lbs again, I say probably because I never weighed myself.

How it all started

I still remember the first step along this Sugar Free Journey of mine.  It was the middle of the night and I was messing around on the computer reading different websites.  I wasn't looking at anything specifically health related but I didn't realize how my life was about to change for the better.  I stumbled upon an article on Yahoo about a woman named Eve Schaub and how she went a year without sugar and wrote a book, Year With No Sugar.  I read the article and for some reason it piqued my interest enough to click over to Amazon to see how much the book was.

I don't remember the exact dollar amount but the thing I absolutely remember was that the Kindle version had a pretty steep discount and was almost exactly what I had available on an Amazon gift card that I thought I would never use because it only had about 3 or 4 dollars left on it.  I figured that was a sign so I bought the book and through the magic of Kindle technology, I had it available to read instantly.

Now this was not a weight loss book as Eve and her family didn't have much weight to lose but it was in that book that the first really big piece of this journey fell into place.  She mentioned a video by Dr Robert Lustig called Sugar: The Bitter Truth and recommended everyone watch it so I did.  It was this video that opened my eyes to the source of all my problems, sugar in general but specifically the fructose in sugar.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnniua6-oM

I was hooked!  This idea of sugar being at the root of everything that was wrong with me was so simple and clear that I decided right then and there to never eat anything with fructose in it ever again.  I didn't know at the time how difficult this was going to be because sugar is in everything and almost impossible to escape from.  The thing that opened my eyes to what I signed up for was when I cooked one of my first sugar free meals and went to put garlic salt on my homemade french fries (clearly wasn't keto yet!) and happened to look at the ingredients for the garlic salt and right there between the salt and the garlic powder was sugar!  Who puts sugar in garlic salt?

I needed a way to keep track of everything

By this time I was reading as much as I could about sugar and its effects on the body.  I cleaned out my local Half Price Bookstore and bought several books from Amazon on the subject, especially Dr Lustig's book, Fat Chance.  It was all so new to me that I need a place to keep all my thoughts and what I was learning together in one place.  That was when this blog, My Sugar Free Journey was born.  I wouldn't recommend reading those early posts because they were by someone who was just trying to chart a course with a lot of new information and didn't know much. :)

This blog became a way to not only keep all this information together but became a place where I could post new recipes I was trying out and a way to keep myself accountable.  My Weightloss Wednesday posts became the cornerstone of the blog.  I knew that whatever happened, I had to check in and even if no one was watching, I needed to be able to say something about what was going on with me.  I didn't really know it at the time but it was the WLW posts more than anything else I did here that kept me moving and was far and away the best idea I had.

My slow evolution

The next step in my journey happened in May of 2014.  That was when I was listening to a podcast that typically dealt with online business matters called Smart Passive Income by Pat Flynn.  In his May 16th, 2014 episode he interviewed a trainer named Vinnie Tortorich and he told his story about how he was helping people lose weight by getting them off of sugars and grains and talked about his podcast that covered that same idea.

This was a life-changing event for two reasons, #1 it opened my mind up to the idea that I didn't just have to read books to figure out this new way of life but could listen to podcasts while I was out walking the dog or whatever I was doing and #2 it brought Vinnie specifically into my life and his show has been a staple of my education from day forward.  In over 3 years, other podcasts have come and gone from my feed but I have never missed an episode of Vinnie and listening to him was a key part of the decision to launch my own podcast, The My Sugar Free Journey Podcast.

Vinnie's message of No Sugars, No Grains (what he calls NSNG) struck a chord with me because by this time I had learned about the role of insulin in weight loss and knew that if not eating sugar was helping me to lose weight than not eating sugars and grains would only speed the process along faster.  Eventually I made the switch over to NSNG and the weight continued to come off and the next step in my progress was made.

My discovery of Keto and how it changed everything

I pretty much stayed NSNG for the rest of 2014 but continuing my education helped me to discover the next piece of the puzzle, the fact that fat was actually good for you.  Not the fat on your body but the fat in foods like meat, butter, olive oil, etc.  This was the one part of the journey that really took me a while to wrap my head around because I had always been taught to avoid fat because it gives you a heart attack and I certainly wasn't going to go to all this trouble to lose weight and drop dead of a heart attack!

Eventually though, the number of podcasts I was listening to and the books I was reading made a strong and compelling argument that a diet high in saturated fat was not only a good thing but how humans were designed to eat.  I spent most of 2015 moving more towards LCHF and eventually on Jan 1, 2016 I made the jump into a ketogenic diet and never looked back.

The Keto diet served me very well over the last year and a half or so and I saw the biggest losses on the scale when I went fully ketogenic.  Eventually I read Dr Fung and Jimmy Moore's collaboration, The Complete Guide to Fasting and I mixed in some Intermittent Fasting to my ketogenic diet.  In fact I will be featured on an episode of Fasting Talk with Jimmy Moore in a few weeks and will link to that as soon as it comes out.

My long slow climb out of obesity

Every 10 pounds I lost from the start of 2016 at 300 lbs, I took a pic of the scales and put them on Instagram and vlogged through the Weightloss Wednesday posts so I wanted to share those dates with you here because I think it's important to show people how long the process is.  I spent over 40 years ruining my health so fixing it didn't happen over night.  It took me 3+ long years to get here and I'm not done yet.  After the dates I have included the time it took for me to reach that benchmark from the previous benchmark.  Sorry I don't have the data from 400 to 300 lbs but I wasn't really tracking things at the time.

300 lbs - 1/1/16

290 lbs - 1/27/16 4 weeks

280 lbs - 3/23/16 8 weeks

270 lbs - 4/28/16 5 weeks

260 lbs - 6/8/16 6 weeks

250 lbs - 7/27/16 7 weeks

240 lbs - 10/12/16 11 weeks

230 lbs - 12/7/16 8 weeks

220 lbs - 2/8/17 9 weeks

210 lbs - 4/19/17 10 weeks

200 lbs - 7/12/17 12 weeks

You know, I have never written out how long it took me to get from goal to goal but looking at it now, my weight loss was far steadier than I realized as most 10 pound increment was reached within about 2 months of the last one.  The biggest exception being that it took me 3 months to get from 210 down to 200.  It certainly didn't feel steady at the time but that's why it's helpful to look back on these things and see them from a bird's eye view.

My new goals

Since reaching this huge goal, I have given some thought to what my new health goals should be.  I want them to be big enough that they will take a year or more to reach but not so big that they will be impossible.  So I'm taking this opportunity to write them down so I have them in my own head moving forward.

170 lbs - When I look my ideal weight up on a chart, it usually says that the ideal weight for someone of my height is around 160 lbs.  I figure I have at least 10 extra pounds of loose skin hanging around so I think 170 is a good goal.  Mainly, I just want to continue to lose weight.

35" Waist - They say your waist need to be half your height so 35" is where that needs to be for me.  I'm at about 45" right now so I've got a little ways to go.

120/80 - I have never been anywhere close to a normal blood pressure so I would like to see something close to those numbers.

Muscle Building Exercises 3 times a week - Right now I'm all about the kettle bell so I will stick with that but I need to be more regular with the exercises.  I'm not the most faithful exerciser in the world and need to get into a regular rhythm.

Running - I have no intention of starting this anytime soon but I've always kind of wanted to be one of those people who could run long distances.  There are probably a few things I need to do first to toughen up my joints and whatnot but I've always thought that being a runner would be cool.  Will this ever happen?  Not sure but I don't want to lose sight of what for me would be the ultimate health stretch goal.

My regrets

I have a few regrets about this journey but they are small.

#1 I wish I would have started sooner.  Not only would I have gotten healthier faster but maybe I could have prevented all the cavities in my teeth.  Right now, every meal requires a floss pick to clean out the meat that gets crammed in between teeth and into small cavities.  More annoying than anything.

#2 I wish I still had my wedding ring.  I was just starting off cutting out the sugars and grains when I went to put my seatbelt on in the car and my wedding ring flew off my finger, never to be seen again.  This was my first insight into how badly inflamed I was from the grains because I hadn't lost all that much weight.  It was cool that the inflammation in my hands went down enough for that to happen but I wish I still had the ring I said my vows with.

My Heroes

I'd like to take a minute to thank the people that had some input into my life over these last 3 years and helped me along in my journey.

Dian - My lovely wife who makes all this worthwhile.  If I didn't have a woman worth getting healthy for and living a long life with, none of this would have happened.

Vinnie Tortorich - Yes, I've already discussed him but he was so important to this journey that he deserves another mention.  Do yourself a favor and listen to his podcast.

Jimmy Moore - His podcasts have helped as well, especially the Keto Talk podcast as it is keto-specific.

All the other podcasts I listen too - There are a lot in my queue so I'll just list them and you decide the ones that are worth your time.  The Model Health Show, Ultimate Health Podcast, 2 Keto Dudes, Low Carb Conversations, The Fat Burning Man and of course my own podcast, The My Sugar Free Journey Podcast.  I realize that's a lot but keep in mind that I can listen to podcasts while I work so I essentially have 8 hours a day I can fill with whatever I want to listen too.

Sharon Cannon and Jackie Gonzales - When I started my FaceBook support group for this way of eating, these 2 women were among the first to join.  Now they have both lost a lot of weight, reversed their markers of metabolic disease and assist me by being admins in the group.  They make my life so much easier and I love having them along in this journey with me.  If you would like to join us, sign up for the Ketogenic Meal Plans here.

What's Next

The main thing I will be focusing on now is continuing to grow my 28 Day Ketogenic Challenge group.  If you join us, you will get a ketogenic meal plan sent to you every week with 5 dinners, a breakfast, a soup or salad and a dessert.  Each meal plan includes a shopping list so you can get everything you need for a week of meals.  You also get access to our ketogenic support Facebook group with over a thousand people who are losing weight and improving their health with the ketogenic diet.  You also get the nightly training videos where I walk you through everything you need to know about this way of eating and since the videos are live, I'm actually there to answer any questions you might have.  It a great community and I have already seen so many people regain their health because of that group.

So that's how I did it.  Mostly by not eating sugar and eating more fat.  Super simple but the results have been amazing!

If you need help or have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me here or leave me a comment below.  Thanks!

Jul 7, 2017

In this week's My Sugar Free Journey Podcast, we are talking to Steve Parke from ParkeCore.com!

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Podcast Shownotes

To check out what Steve is doing, visit ParkeCore.com or his Instagram page.

How Meal Planning Can Help You Lose Weight

What’s Sugar Free and Keto at Outback Steakhouse?

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Jun 30, 2017

In this week's episode of The My Sugar Free Journey Podcast, we are talking to Anna Vocino about her awesome cookbook, Eat Happy!

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Podcast Shownotes

To get your copy of Anna's great cookbook Eat Happy, click here!

To listen to Anna on the Fitness Confidential Podcast, click here.

You can also subscribe to Anna's email on her website here or follow her on Instagram here.

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Jun 23, 2017

In this week's episode of The My Sugar Free Journey Podcast, we talk to one of the pioneers of the LCHF movement Dr Peter Defty!

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Podcast Shownotes

You can find more about Dr Defty and his line of Vespa products at VespaPower.com

We talked about Drs Phinney and Volek's 2 books, The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living and The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance

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Jun 10, 2017

In this week's episode of The My Sugar Free Journey Podcast, we talk to Danielle Natoni of I Am Fit and Funky!

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Jun 3, 2017

In this week's episode of The My Sugar Free Journey Podcast, we talk to one of the pioneers of the low carb movement, Peter Brukner!

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You can find more from Peter Brukner at his website here.

You can find more about his work to reduce sugar consumption in Australia at his Sugar by Half site.

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May 28, 2017

In this week's episode of The My Sugar Free Journey Podcast, I explain where I've been for the last 3 weeks!

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After my father passed away a few months ago, I became determined to figure out a way to help people succeed on the Ketogenic diet in order to lose weight, lower their blood pressure, end their Type 2 Diabetes or Metabolic Syndrome, and enjoy all the other benefits that come from a ketogenic diet.  After talking to you listeners and the other readers of the blog, I focused on 3 areas where people needed help and created something that would help in each of the 3 areas.  Click here to sign up!

Education

Learning what the ketogenic diet is and how to do it is an important part of being successful on the diet.  I taught several iterations of our 28 day challenge classes over the last few years and knew they would be helpful.  Starting June 1st, I will be teaching the 28 Day Ketogenic Classes every month so you will have constant access to the best training to keep you informed and inspired.  The classes are live every night at 8 PM CST and can the recordings can be watched at your leisure.

Community

I have created the 28 Day Ketogenic Training and Meal Plan Facebook group so you could join a community of people who are on the same journey as you.  You can ask questions, get encouragement and, probably most importantly, not feel like you are going at this alone.   You want to be surrounded by people who know what it feels like to give up sugar and start eating LCHF that you can talk to whenever you want.

Dietary Help

Every Thursday, I will email you a Ketogenic Meal Plan for the week.  Each meal plan includes 5 dinners, 1 breakfast, 1 soup or salad, and 1 dessert.  (Yes, you can have ketogenic desserts!)  The recipes are simple and very tasty.  The kinds of things I have been cooking for my family for years.  Each plan includes a shopping list do you can see everything you will need to feed your family for the week in one place.

You get all of this for the low price of $20 for the first month, which includes the 28 day training course as well and the Facebook community and weekly ketogenic meal plans, and the $15 a month ongoing for continued access to the Facebook community and meal plans.  To sign up, just click here and scroll down to the big button at the bottom.  Can't wait to see you all there!

May 5, 2017

The My Sugar Free Journey Podcast - Episode 38: Aaron Alexander from Align Therapy!

In this week's My Sugar Free Journey Podcast we are talking to Aaron Alexander from Align Therapy!

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Podcast Shownotes

You can find Aaron at Align Therapy here and all his social media accounts are there.

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Ketogenic Cauliflower Breadsticks Recipe!

Can a Ketogenic Diet Repair Damaged Kidneys?

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Apr 28, 2017

In this week's My Sugar Free Journey Podcast we are talking to Dr Benjamin Bikman about the difference between brown and white fat and other important topics for weight loss and health.

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You can follow Dr Bikman on Twitter here or join his Insulin IQ page here.

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Motivational Monday: Set Small Goals

What’s Sugar Free and Keto Friendly at Red Lobster?

Book Review: The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty by Franziska Spritzler

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Apr 21, 2017

The My Sugar Free Journey Podcast - Episode 36: Franziska Spritzler, The Low Carb Dietitian!

In this week's My Sugar Free Journey Podcast we are talking to Franziska Spritzler, The Low Carb Dietitian!

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You can find Franziska's website here, and follow her on FaceBook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram.

You can pick up a copy of her book, The Low Carb Dietitian's Guide to Health and Beauty here.

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Motivational Monday: Whenever You Say Yes to Something, You Are Saying No to Something Else

Keto Tip: Put Butter or Heavy Whipping Cream in Your Morning Coffee

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Apr 15, 2017

The My Sugar Free Journey Podcast - Episode 35: Julie Daniluk and Hot Detox

In this week's My Sugar Free Journey Podcast we are talking to Julie Daniluk!

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Podcast Shownotes

You can find Julie Daniluk's website here.  You can follow her on Instagram here, YouTube here, and Pinterest here.

You can pick up a copy of her book, Hot Detox here.

We mentioned Nutritional Almanac by Dunne, Prescription for Nutritional Healing by Balch, and Food and Healing by Colbin.

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Motivational Monday: Imagine the Long Term Outcomes of Your Diet

Ketogenic Peanut Butter Bacon Cookie Recipe!

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Mar 31, 2017

The My Sugar Free Journey Podcast - Episode 33: Hannah Crum and How to Make Kombucha

In this week's My Sugar Free Journey Podcast we are talking to Hannah Crum all about Kombucha!

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You can find Hannah's Website Kombucha Kamp here.

You can get Hannah's book The Big Book of Kombucha here.

You can follow her on Instagram here, Facebook here, and YouTube here.

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Keto Question: Can Eating Too Much Meat Kill You?

Crispy Keto Cauliflower Hashbrown Recipe!

I Love Me More Than Sugar Review

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Mar 24, 2017

In this week's My Sugar Free Journey Podcast we are talking with entertainer extraordinaire Barry Friedman and his journey to kick sugar out of his life.

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You can sign up for Barry's 30 Days Sugar Free program here

You can get a copy of his book I Love Me More Than Sugar here.

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Using Intermittent Fasting to Increase Weight Loss

Book Review: How to Eat Paleo (When You Don’t Live in a Cave)

Ketogenic Diet, Cancer Metabolism & The Warburg Effect w/ Angela Poff

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Mar 17, 2017

The My Sugar Free Journey Podcast - Episode 31: The Kettlebell Expert, Tracy Reifkind!

In this week's My Sugar Free Journey Podcast we are talking to the Kettlebell Expert, Tracy Reifkind!

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Podcast Shownotes

So much great information in this episode about how Kettlebell exercises are no impact and a great way to sculpt your body.

You can find Tracy on Instagram here or on YouTube here.  You can get a copy of her book, The Swing, here.  Want to pick up a Kettlebell of your own?  Here's what I'm going to buy for myself.

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Keto Questions: Do Fat Bombs and Bullet Proof Coffee Make You Fat?

1,500 person Irish Study : Overall, these results suggest that although milk and yogurt consumption is associated with a favourable body phenotype, the blood lipid profiles are less favourable when eaten as part of a low-fat high-carbohydrate dietary pattern

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