No clever titles. No fancy graphics. No amusing anecdotes. No fancy SEO tricks. Just my heart and some raw emotion this one. — I used to believe that what would kill the ketogenic movement would be the quick fix mentality and the “give me a pill” culture of western society. I’ve recently come to the
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Here is the 2nd half of the interview Matthew Standridge the KetoDentist did with Luis Villasenor. For part 1, go HERE. In Part 2 we cover: Why you need to tailor your dietary protein amount to your personal needs, and how to do it Why strength training will give you the best bang for your buck when
On Rapid Fat Loss and its Implications Rapid fat loss could for a small sized man or woman implicate a daily caloric intake as low as 800-1200 Kcal. In this case, adherence to the diet can be challenging and going for a whole food based PSMF (Protein Sparing Modified Fast) has been found to help
On this podcast, Matthew Standridge the KetoDentist chats with Luis about: This is part 1 of a 2 part interview. For part 2, go HERE. In Part 1 of 2 we cover: How Luis got started in health and nutrition Why he gravitated toward ketogenic diets and why he has stayed in ketosis for over 15
On this podcast, Fahad Ahmad from KetoGeek interviews Luis about: his journey into keto, the advent of Ketogains, the success behind their protocols, entering ketosis, realistic expectations and benefits of the keto diet, misconceptions about gluconeogenesis, how the body is a big puzzle, benefits of resistance training during weight loss, what is ‘fat adaptation’, exogenous
ENERGY VALUE OF FOOD The food that we eat contains what’s known as potential energy. Potential energy, by definition, is energy that’s stored in a physical system and has the potential to be converted into energy. With most energy systems, the standard unit of measure for potential energy is the joule. Although some scientists use
The “Keto Flu” During the induction phase of a Ketogenic Diet, or even a Low-carb, Paleo Diet, some people may experience “flu” like symptoms (tiredness, lethargy, shortness of breath, even arrhythmia) that often makes one believe that what they are doing is not right for their bodies. This “flu” is a manifestation of both mental
Late last year, I participated in a fantastic event that you definitely don’t want to miss: The Keto Summit As you know, Ketogains goal is to Educate, Empower, and help people Achieve their health and fitness goals. My vision is to help empower as many people as possible, so that they can take health
Is Spinach a Performance Enhancing Food? On the Role of Dietary Nitrates as Ergogenic Aids Do you remember Popeye the Sailor Man and the secret behind his super-human strength? Before punching the bad guys in the face, he used to gulp down a can full of spinach. And, yes, I’m aspiring to write quite seriously about
Luis Villasenor has been interviewed in issue 30 (April 2017) of EXAMINE.com’s Research Digest (ERD). In case you don’t know what EXAMINE.com is, let me tell you that it should be your first stop when researching information about supplements and nutrition, as it is an unbiased source of information that investigates and researches independently so there are no conflicts
In their myopic “chasing of ketones”, a lot of low carbers have been decieved into chasing ketones, instead of results. They forget why they even started Keto in the first place, and in most cases, they did so to lose weight (yes, there are other valid approaches such as increased mind focus, treating a neurological
Joe and Amber from THE PRIMAL EXAMPLE podcast recently interviewed me to talk about what it really means to be ketogenic, or to burn ketones instead of glucose for energy. How does bodybuilding while keto work? How do stress and alcohol affect ketosis? Should you measure your blood ketones, and who should try intermittent fasting?