Testimony of the Day
“I have never been what I would consider overweight. I’ve always been in very good shape, very active and thought I looked pretty good for an “old guy” 🙂 A few years ago, my wife’s friend Maria opened our eyes to a lot of our food choices. We took baby steps and it’s still a learning process, but we have turned over to a grain free, low carb, high fat diet and I can’t believe the difference in my body composition. Of course I didn’t change anything except for my diet and lost 16 pounds and look way leaner than ever before without having to even lift hard!!!
My workout routine is very limited and for a limited amount of the year. I only have time in the few winter months of November through March to workout and my workout routine is strictly using the resistance bands and some calisthenics which include pushups, pullups and a few other things. I was amazed at how effective it was and am completely SOLD on the eating plan!
I am definitely enjoying my food choices as well. What guy doesn’t love that diet…I love my food and never feel hungry. I am in the best shape of my life and feel great. It’s made a huge difference in keeping up with my kids and playing sports as I am still very active in sports. I can see for sure that it’s not just all exercise, but a huge part is the diet and food options. Thanks Maria for being my wife’s friend :)- Chad O.”
I have many clients who do little to no exercise and still look amazing on a keto-adapted diet. To get the results like Chad, click HERE for easy to follow keto-adapted meals.
Extreme Athletes and Keto-Adapted Diets
Are you an extreme athlete and still believe the “carb loading” myth? The 2012 western states 100-mile race was won by a guy who started ketosis a year ago and he beat the record by over 21 minutes! Click HERE to read the whole story.
Our bodies store over 40,000 calories of fat, but we can only store 2,000 calories of carbs. This is why, when “carb-burning,” marathoners “hit-the-wall” and constantly need gel packs and Gatorade. They are still low in performance at the end of races, too, due to the depletion of carbs in their muscles and liver.
A ketogenic diet spares protein from being oxidized, which preserves muscle. Branched-chain amino acids are considered essential because your body can’t make them, so you need to consume them for proper muscle building and repair (as well replenishing red blood cells). What I found so interesting is that BCAA oxidation rates usually rise with exercise, which means you need more if you are an athlete. But in keto-adapted athletes, ketones are burned in place of BCAA. Critics of low-carb diets claim that you need insulin to grow muscles; however, in a well-designed low-carb, high-fat diet there is less protein oxidation and double the amount of fat oxidation, which leaves your muscles in place while all you burn is fat!
Check out this video by Dr. Volek about his work with keto athletes:
Jimmy Moore from Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb did an experiment while he was (and still is) on a keto-adapted diet. Jimmy writes, “When I was in the midst of my own personal n=1 experiment of nutritional ketosis in 2012, I decided to see what was happening to my body fat loss and muscle mass growth using a DXA scan. I had one done in September 2012, started a 20-minute slow lifting program every three days, and then got another DXA again two months later in November 2013 to see what changes would take place. I was stunned to find that I not only lost over 16 pounds of body fat but I also simultaneously gained over 6 pounds of muscle! I’ll be sharing much more about the power of a high-fat, low-carb ketogenic approach on so many aspects of health in my book Keto Clarity coming in June 2014.”
To read more on keto-adapted diets and athletes, check out Keto-Adapted.
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Thank you all for your love and support!
Another Testimony of the Day
“Hi, Maria – just wanted to share a progress update! I’m 3 weeks in. I’m 15 lbs down. I’ve also started working out. Before your plan I would eat half a Luna bar and down a whole 5-hour energy before working out. My energy level would fluctuate wildly during my workout and I would often have to eat these sugar blocks to have enough energy to lift weights after doing cardio. I would come home dragging and starving. Since your plan, I’ve been working out on an empty stomach with just my morning supplements (L-carnitine, magnesium, and L-tyrosine) and my workouts have been great! I have consistent energy all the way through and I’m not even really that hungry for breakfast when I get home – but I do eat! Because my energy is consistent I also feel like I can push and challenge myself more during my workout.
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