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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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

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