#23 Ketogenic Diet & Intermittent Fasting

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In Podcast #23 Coach Robb sheds insight into how the Ketogenic Diet (a.k.a. Keto Diet) originated and how this suggested way of eating has some immediate benefits, but also long-term consequences. He also discusses the similarities of the Keto Diet and past “popular diets and systems” that focus on one element of nutrition, take it out of context, and market that element as a brand new idea that is revolutionizing the way humans should eat to shed body fat and improve performance. As they say, everything old becomes new again, and after hearing Coach Robb take a deep dive on the Keto Diet, you will see how there is a much simpler and sustainable way to eat to drop those unwanted pounds of body fat without sacrificing your foundation of health and wellness.

During the second half of the podcast, Coach Robb explains what intermittent fasting is and how the body adjusts and adapts to short periods of complete fasting (eating no calories at all). In addition to the pros and cons of intermittent fasting, he explains that if you implement fasting, of any duration, at the wrong time, the consequences could be quite substantial. If you have read about fasting and wondered if this process is good for you, grab a piece of paper and jot down some notes. The decision to fast has many implications beyond what it does to the body during the fast. Listeners also need to understand the timing of the fasting process to avoid detrimental long-term results.

Listeners questions include: What do I do if eating prior to exercise and/or racing makes me sick to my stomach?; Why does training in the heat makes it difficult to drop body fat?; How does a warm-up and cool down improve performance?; What are the hierarchy of needs relevant to overall health and performance?; and, What can I do to reduce cholesterol levels naturally?

Resources mentioned by Coach Robb during the podcast for some deeper insight (beyond the scope of the podcast)
Physiology of Fat Loss

How Fasting Affects Your Physiology & Hormones

More sport specific resources, please visit our various websites:

Yours in sport & health,
-Coach Robb, Coaches & Staff

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