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Dec 16, 2016

In this week's My Sugar Free Journey Podcast, I am discussing my new book that will be out soon that will give tips and tricks for eating keto on a budget.  (You can preorder a copy here and it will be out just before Christmas!)  In this episode we will look at a few more tip for being frugal on keto.  I absolutely love being able to help people save money and reclaim their health at the same time!

Remember that you can follow us on iTunes and I would really appreciate a review there on iTunes.  Thanks!

 

Remember that we will be taking the next 2 weeks off for the holidays.

Also the 28 Day Sugar Free Weight Loss Challenge starts on Jan 2nd and you can join the FaceBook page here!

What is Sugar Free and Keto Friendly at Dave & Busters?

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Want some great meal ideas? Click here to sign up for our daily email and get a FREE 28 Day Sugar Free Meal Plan!

What’s for Breakfast? What’s for Dessert? Click here to get our Breakfast and Dessert Recipes ebooks!

Dec 9, 2016

In this week's My Sugar Free Journey Podcast, I am discussing my new book that will be out soon that will give tips and tricks for eating keto on a budget.  (You can preorder a copy here and it will be out just before Christmas!)  In this episode we will look at something that made a huge difference in my weight and pocketbook, learning how to meal prep and plan.  It's easy to do and there probably isn't anything you can do week in and week out that will save you more money in the long run.

Remember that you can follow us on iTunes and I would really appreciate a review there on iTunes.  Thanks!

 

Here are the other things discussed in this episode.

Keto Tip: Don’t Eat Seed or Vegetable Oils

Be sure to use this affiliate link before you shop at Amazon.  It doesn't cost you anything and helps out the work we are doing here.  You can also buy your Pure Vitamin Club vitamins by clicking here.  Thanks!

Want some great meal ideas? Click here to sign up for our daily email and get a FREE 28 Day Sugar Free Meal Plan!

What’s for Breakfast? What’s for Dessert? Click here to get our Breakfast and Dessert Recipes ebooks!

Dec 2, 2016

In this week's My Sugar Free Journey Podcast, I am discussing my new book that will be out soon that will give tips and tricks for eating keto on a budget.  (You can preorder a copy here and it will be out just before Christmas!)  In this episode we will look at something that made a huge difference in my weight and pocketbook, learning how to cook at home.  It's easy to do and there probably isn't anything you can do week in and week out that will save you more money in the long run.

Remember that you can follow us on iTunes and I would really appreciate a review there on iTunes.  Thanks!

 

Here are the other things we discussed on the podcast.

The Cooking Collaboration cooking class through Reddit is here. 

The cookware from Amazon is here.

The blog post response to last week's podcast is here.

Why I Believe A Ketogenic Diet Is Better Than Calorie Restriction For the Morbidly Obese

Be sure to use this affiliate link before you shop at Amazon.  It doesn't cost you anything and helps out the work we are doing here.  You can also buy your Pure Vitamin Club vitamins by clicking here.  Thanks!

Want some great meal ideas? Click here to sign up for our daily email and get a FREE 28 Day Sugar Free Meal Plan!

What’s for Breakfast? What’s for Dessert? Click here to get our Breakfast and Dessert Recipes ebooks!

Nov 26, 2016

In this week's My Sugar Free Journey Podcast, I interview Dr Mike Israetel of Renaissance Periodization and we have a spirited discussion about the merits of a calorie restricted diet versus a carb restricted or ketogenic diet.  You can pick up a copy of his new ebook here.

Remember that you can follow us on iTunes and I would really appreciate a review there on iTunes.  Thanks!

 

You can find more from Renaissance Periodization on their FaceBook page or Instagram and find more from Dr Mike on his FaceBook or Instagram.

Here are the other posts that were on the site this week.

All Real Food, Keto, and Paleo Coupons in One Place!

Cheesy Brussels Sprouts With Bacon Recipe!

Be sure to use this affiliate link before you shop at Amazon.  It doesn't cost you anything and helps out the work we are doing here.  You can also buy your Pure Vitamin Club vitamins by clicking here.  Thanks!

Want some great meal ideas? Click here to sign up for our daily email and get a FREE 28 Day Sugar Free Meal Plan!

What’s for Breakfast? What’s for Dessert? Click here to get our Breakfast and Dessert Recipes ebooks!

 

 

Nov 18, 2016

Here's this week's My Sugar Free Journey Podcast!  This week I share my story about how I started My Sugar Free Journey and lost 165 lbs along the way.

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In this episode I mentioned Eve Schaub's book, Year of No Sugar, Dr Lustig's book Fat Chance, and Lustig's video "Sugar: the Bitter Truth"

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Nov 11, 2016

In this week's episode of the My Sugar Free Journey Podcast we are talking to Dan DeFigio, the bestselling author of Beating Sugar Addiction For Dummies.

Remember that you can follow us on iTunes and I would really appreciate a review there on iTunes.  Thanks!

 

You can get more information about Dan at his website, Beating Sugar Addiction and while there be sure to get his free 3 point plan to help beat sugar addiction.

Here are the other things we talked about in the podcast:

What Is Sugar Free at Wing Stop?

Keto Tip: Don’t Drink Your Carbs

11/9 Weightloss Wednesday: Making My Body Great Again!

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Nov 4, 2016

This week's episode of the My Sugar Free Journey Podcast is about something I bet you don't know a whole lot about.  This week we are talking to Leslyn Keith about the Lymphatic System and why it is so important to your health.

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You can find more about Leslyn Keith at the Central Coast Nutrition Conference.

Here is this week's keto recipe.

Keto Zucchini Dip Recipe!

 

Oct 28, 2016

Ever wonder about how important good nutrition is to your overall health?  Or how eating certain foods can combat certain illnesses?  In this week's My Sugar Free Journey Podcast, we talk to best selling author Maria Emmerich and learn how to combat signs of declining health by improving out overall nutrition!

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You can find Maria on her Facebook page here or follow her on Instagram here.  You can find all her fantastic Ketogenic cookbooks here as well.

Here are the other pages we mentioned in the podcast.

 

20 Non-Candy Halloween Treats!

17 Low Carb and Sugar Free Holiday Dishes!

The Complete Guide to Fasting Review

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Oct 21, 2016

Here is this week's My Sugar Free Journey Podcast!  This week I am interviewing Jimmy Moore about his new book The Complete Guide to Fasting.  Just so you know, there was a small problem with the recording software that got our conversation out of sync as we got closer to the end of the interview.  I did everything I could to fix the issue as much as we could just know that when we are talking over each other, we aren't being rude, it's the stupid software.

Remember that you can follow us on iTunes and I would really appreciate a review there on iTunes.  Thanks!

 

Here are the other things we discussed in this week's episode.

What is a Ketogenic Diet?

Keto Tip: 5 Ways to Be Frugal on a Ketogenic Diet!

Baked Kale Chips Recipe!

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Oct 14, 2016

It's time for another episode of the My Sugar Free Journey podcast!  This week it is just me because I wanted to share 10 Positive Effects of a Ketogenic Diet that I've learned about since starting this journey of mine.  I think that it would be helpful to find this important information all in one place.

Remember that you can follow us on iTunes and I would really appreciate a review there on iTunes.  Thanks!

 

10 Positive Effects of a Ketogenic Diet

#1  A Ketogenic Diet Speeds Up Weight Loss

I'm not going to lie, when I first started eating a Ketogenic diet, this was the only benefit I cared about.  If it didn't make me lose weight, I would have stopped in when the keto flu kicked in.  But the weight came off and kept coming off for almost 2 years now with a massive 160+ lbs dropped so far.

#2  A Ketogenic Diet Suppresses Appetite

Hunger was my great nemesis on any diet I was ever on.  I was the guy with the hollow leg that could just eat and eat and eat no matter what.  All You Can Eat Buffets would would tremble when I walked through the door.  But probably a month or 2 after starting a ketogenic diet, I began to notice that I was almost never hungry and then after a few more months I started Intermittent Fasting where I didn't eat from about 8PM at night to about 2PM the next day with no feeling of hunger.

#3  A Ketogenic Diet Causes More Visceral Fat Loss

Not all fat is created equal.  It's the fat that is around your midsection (visceral fat) that causes the greatest amount of metabolic damage by crowding your internal organs and impairing their ability to function efficiently.  Studies have shown that a LCHF diet increases the rate of fat lost around the midseection which means that weight lost on a Ketogenic diet is better than weight lost on a different diet.

#4  A Ketogenic Diet Lowers Triglyceride Counts

Triglycerides are fatty molecules that have been shown to be associated with heart disease when in high numbers.  Cutting out the carbs and increasing your fat intake will cause your Triglyceride numbers to fall.

#5  A Ketogenic Diet Will Increase the Amount of Good (HDL) Cholesterol

HDL Cholesterol is the heart protective good cholesterol that has been associated with better health markers.  HDL Cholesterol carries cholesterol away from the body and back to the liver to be reused and recycled.  The higher your HDL numbers, the greater the health benefits and a ketogenic diet will increase your HDL cholesterol numbers.

#6  A Ketogenic Diet Can Cure Type 2 Diabetes

It was my wife's diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes that really started us on this road.  At the time we really didn't know what to do but we knew we had to get the weight off of her.  Of course the doctor was no help and basically told us that it was a progressive disease that would just get worse as we got older.  No mention of dietary changes or anything else that we could do to combat the issue.  Of course, all we had to do was reduce the amount of insulin her body needed to produce everyday and the issue evaporated almost overnight.  Now I'm not a doctor and I'm not giving any medical advice here but if Type 2 Diabetes is a dsease of too much insulin then it stands to reason that reducing insulin need would be a natural fix.  I'm not sure why this isn't being shouted from the rooftops in every doctor's office in America.

#7  A Ketogenic Diet Reduces Blood Pressure

A ketogenic diet reduces the amount of sugar (glucose) in the blood.  Glucose is hydrophilic which means it absorbs water and expands in the veins and arteries.  High fluid volume means higher blood pressure.  If you stop eating things that your body can convert to glucose, the blood volume goes down which reduces blood pressure.

#8  A Ketogenic Diet Can Cure Metabolic Syndrome

It wasn't to long ago that I was diagnosed with Metabolic Syndrome.  To get it, you have t have at least 3 of the following 5 symptoms; Be overweight with a large portion of the fat being around your midsection, high blood pressure, high fasting blood sugar levels, high triglycerides and low HDL.  A ketogenic diet fixes every single one of these symptoms.

#9  A Ketogenic Diet Reduces the Amount of Small Dense LDL Particles

There was a time when we thought that all LDL cholesterol was bad but we now know that LDL exists in many different particle sizes from large and fluffy to small and dense.  The Large fluffy particles are harmless but the small dense particles are a little like having small ball-bearings rolling around in your veins damaging everything they touch.  Removing carbs from your diet reduces the amount of small dense LDL particles.

#10  A Ketogenic Diet Improves Brain Function

Dr Perlmutter goes into this in great detail in his book, Grain Brain but a low carb diet will increase brain function and is protective against a wide range of neurological problems ranging from epilepsy to Alzheimer's.

Here are the other blogposts I discussed in the podcast

All Real Food, Keto, and Paleo Coupons in One Place!

Keto Tip: “Light” or “Low-Fat” Products are the Devil!

Broccoli Chips Recipe

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Oct 7, 2016

Here is this week's My Sugar Free Journey Podcast!  Today we are talking to Valerie Hunt, a running coach and owner of RunRx.fit and BVM Crossfit Gym in Austin Tx.  She also has one of the coolest Instagram pages for runners I've ever seen.

Also we mentioned we mentioned Dr Romanov's books on PoseMethod and The Triathlon's Training Bible by Joe Friel. 

Remember that you can follow us on iTunes and I would really appreciate a review there on iTunes.  Thanks!

 

Here are the posts I mentioned in the podcast:

Why I Started Intermittent Fasting

Keto Tip: Eat More Salt on a Ketogenic Diet!

Bacon Weave Hamburger Bun Recipe

Be sure to use this affiliate link before you shop at Amazon.  It doesn't cost you anything and helps out the work we are doing here.  You can also buy your Pure Vitamin Club vitamins by clicking here.  Thanks!

Want some great meal ideas? Click here to sign up for our daily email and get a FREE 28 Day Sugar Free Meal Plan!

What’s for Breakfast? What’s for Dessert? Click here to get our Breakfast and Dessert Recipes ebooks!

 

 

Sep 30, 2016

The My Sugar Free Podcast - Episode 10: Stephanie Dodier CNP, RNCP

This week's My Sugar Free Journey podcast is up!  This week we are talking to Stephanie Dodier CNP, RNCP all about nutrition, food cravings and more.

To hear more from Stephanie, you can find her on her website, Facebook page, or Twitter.  And you can download her free PDF to overcome emotional eating and cravings here.

Remember that you can follow us on iTunes and I would really appreciate a review there on iTunes.  Thanks!

 

Be sure to use this affiliate link before you shop at Amazon.  It doesn't cost you anything and helps out the work we are doing here.  You can also buy your Pure Vitamin Club vitamins by clicking here.  Thanks!

Sep 23, 2016

This week's My Sugar Free Journey Podcast is all about cholesterol, the boogieman of the ketogenic diet.  In today's episode you will meet Dave Feldman who runs experiments on himself to track what his cholesterol does and how he responds to certain foods.  I think if you have any concerns at all about cholesterol, this is the episode you need to listen too.

To hear more from Dave, you can find his blog at Cholesterol Code or follow @DaveKeto on Twitter.

Remember that you can follow us on iTunes and I would really appreciate a review there on iTunes.  Thanks!

 

Be sure to use this affiliate link before you shop at Amazon.  It doesn't cost you anything and helps out the work we are doing here.  You can also buy your Pure Vitamin Club vitamins by clicking here.  Thanks!

Sep 16, 2016

This week's My Sugar Free Podcast is up!  Last week I gave a talk at the Pinner's Conference about the Role of Insulin in Obesity and now I'm sharing it with you.  The information you are about to hear is at the very heart of the type of education I am giving here at My Sugar Free Journey so I really hope you find it useful.

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Be sure to use this affiliate link before you shop at Amazon.  It doesn't cost you anything and helps out the work we are doing here.  You can also buy your Pure Vitamin Club vitamins by clicking here.  Thanks!

Sep 9, 2016

This week's My Sugar Free Podcast is up!  This week we are talking to David Vanadia of Stop Being Sweet, a man who's journey to health and wellness began on 9/11.  I think you will find his story very interesting and inspiring.  

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 If you like what you heard, please visit his blog over at Stop Being Sweet.

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Sep 2, 2016

Here's this week's My Sugar Free Journey Podcast!  This week we are talking with Tim Skwiat of BioTrust about the role of supplementation in overall health.  I think you will find it fascinating as you learn all about the different ways you can help your body get healthy and stay healthy with different vitamins, minerals and supplements.

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If you liked what you heard from Tim and want to find out more, you can visit his blog or Twitter page.

You can find the book Switch we discussed in this episode here.

Remember that I am still speaking at the Pinners Conference next Friday Sept 9th and would love if you guys showed up.  Use coupon code SUGARFREE to get 10% off your tickets.

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Aug 26, 2016

The latest My Sugar Free Journey podcast is up!  Today we are talking to Danielle Gagnon, The Paleovangelist and hearing about her personal journey to lose weight and how she turned that into a great resource for other Paleo eaters.

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If you would like to follow Danielle, you can check her out on her website or Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, or Facebook.

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If you are in the DFW Tx area, I will be speaking at the Texas Pinners Conference and would love to see you there.  Tickets can be purchased here and use code SUGARFREE to get 10% off your purchase.

Aug 19, 2016

This week's My Sugar Free Journey Podcast is up!  If you have ever considered switching to a Low Carb, High Fat diet but it was your fear of high levels of cholesterol that has been holding you back, this is the episode you need to listen to.  This week we are talking with Ivor Cummins and he will break down exactly what cholesterol is and why you shouldn't be afraid of it.

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If you would like to hear more for Ivor, check out his website The Fat Emperor or follow him on Twitter, FaceBook, or YouTube.

I've included one of his shorter videos we referenced in the interview and I would really recommend you spend some time watching it.

Also, here is the first video I ever watched of his.  It's a lengthy one but it is full of awesome information.

 Remember that this is a listener supported podcast so if you do any Amazon shopping, please click this link first.  It gives us a few percentage points of income but doesn't cost you anything or you can use the PayPal link in the sidebar to donate directly.  If you are looking for some vitamins, you can buy from Pure Vitamin Club using this link at that will also help support us.

If you are in the DFW Tx area, I will be speaking at the Texas Pinners Conference and would love to see you there.  Tickets can be purchased here and use code SUGARFREE to get 10% off your purchase.

 

Aug 12, 2016

This week's My Sugar Free Journey Podcast is up!  This week we are interviewing Dr Paul Jaminet from The Perfect Health Diet.  This is a very interesting interview and one where I didn't agree with everything said in the interview but it just goes to show that there are many different variations to a healthy diet.

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You can find out more about Dr Jaminet here and pick up a copy of his book, The Perfect Health Diet here.

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Aug 5, 2016

Welcome to the second episode of The My Sugar Free Journey Podcast!  Today we are talking with Able James and hearing his fascinating story of how he took control of his health and lost his excess weight.  Please remember to subscribe in your favorite podcast app or give us a review on iTunes here

 

You can find out more from Able James from his website, Twitter, or Instagram or you buy his best-selling book, The Wild Diet on Amazon here.

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Jul 29, 2016

The first episode of the My Sugar Free Journey Podcast is finally here!  Due to lack of planning and understanding abut how exactly podcasts work on my part, you can't subscribe to it yet in iTunes but if you have an android phone, you can copy this RSS feed into your podcast app and it will subscribe.  Also if you are new to podcasts, you will need a player on your phone to listen. (or just use the embedded player below)  I use BeyondPod and it works fine.  Just go to "Add Feed" in the sidebar and paste this RSS link into the search bar and it will take it from there.  I promise by next week, I will have stream-lined this process a ton.

So before we get into this week's episode, I have to say how thrilled I am that Vinnie agreed to be on my inaugural podcast.  You will hear in this episode how important he was to my sugar free journey but what you won't hear is how choked up I got when I first started talking to him.  I had one foot in the grave and was so desperate for something that would wok and it was Vinnie that first opened my eyes to what carbs do and why you should get them out of your diet.

So without further ado.

 

Please head over to Vinnie's blog and subscribe to his podcast and email.  You can also follow him on Twitter where I swear he answers every question people throw at him.

You can also pick up Vinnie's vitamins here.  Dian and I have been taking them for about a year now and they work great and fit very nicely into a frugal lifestyle.  You can't beat getting great vitamins delivered to your door for less than $10 a month.

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