The My Sugar Free Journey Podcast – Episode 149: Carrie Brown on Dairy

Carrie Brown on Dairy

In this week’s My Sugar Free Journey Podcast, we are talking to Carrie Brown all about dairy.

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The My Sugar Free Journey Podcast – Episode 148: Renee Jones

The My Sugar Free Journey Podcast – Episode 148: Renee Jones

In this week’s My Sugar Free Journey Podcast, we are talking to Renee Jones about her work with emotional eating at PackYourOwnBag.com

This was a very interesting conversation about a topic I have become very curious about, the intersection between emotions and actions.  Or to put it another way, the difference between the head and the heart and how they influence each other.

The words of the Apostle Paul have always rung true to me,  “I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.”  If there is a Bible verse that describes emotional eating and the struggle to stay on the path, it’s that one.

Fortunately Renee is here to give us some insight and some free goodies to help us on our journey that I will link to below.  Please enjoy this podcast and share it with a friend.  Thanks!

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The My Sugar Free Journey Podcast – Episode 147: Frederic Leroy

The My Sugar Free Journey Podcast – Episode 147: Frederic Leroy

In this week’s My Sugar Free Journey Podcast, we are talking to Frederic Leroy about his views on animal agriculture.

This interview was very enlightening as we dove into the idea that we can radically improve both the health of the planet and our personal health by eating meat raised with ancestral methods.

We also talk about the effect of meat on the microbiome and the multi-layered approach to health and weight loss that has been shown to work well.

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You can see Dr Leroy’s bio here, see his Google Scholar citations here, and most importantly, follow him on Twitter here.

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The My Sugar Free Journey Podcast – Episode 146: Dr Sarah Ballantyne, The Paleo Mom

Dr Sarah Ballantyne, The Paleo MomThe My Sugar Free Journey Podcast – Episode 146: Dr Sarah Ballantyne, The Paleo Mom

In this week’s My Sugar Free Journey Podcast, we are talking to Dr Sarah Ballantyne, The Paleo Mom.

I very much enjoyed this podcast.  In fact, it might be my favorite so far,

Dr. Ballantyne is so passionate about this topic and so engaging that it was a lot of fun discussing our differing points of view on many things.

I have used the ketogenic diet for many years to reduce my weight and control other health issues  Dr Ballantyne doesn’t believe the ketogenic diet is optimal for long term health.

The best part of this for me was getting to talk to someone who believes closely to what I believe but differs on a few key points.

She believes being in constant ketosis isn’t optimal for long term health. 

I have not seen any issues for me or my wife or any of the many people I deal with day to day to say that is it is.

Regardless of that I very much enjoyed our conversation and found it very illuminating.  

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You can find Sarah’s website here, or follow her on Twitter, Instagram, or YouTube.

You can find all her books here including Paleo Approach with Rob Wolf and Paleo Principles.

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The My Sugar Free Journey Podcast – Episode 145: Dr Andy Phung

 

Dr Andy Phung

In this week’s My Sugar Free Journey Podcast, we are talking to Dr Andy Phung.

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Dr Phung’s Website isn’t quite open yet but you can see it here but definitely follow him on Twitter.

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The My Sugar Free Journey Podcast – Episode 144: Carrie Brown on Cooking Keto with Crock Pots

In this week’s My Sugar Free Journey Podcast, we are talking to Carrie Brown about how to cook keto with your slow cooker.

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8/28 Weightloss Wednesday: A New Discipline Hack

It’s time for Weightloss Wednesday!  As of this morning I am 239.2 lbs which means I am about where I have been for the entire year.  🙁

So I’ve got a new problem I am trying to solve.  I have tried to do a 3 day fast every week for about the last month or so and am really surprised at how difficult it has been.  I am finding myself at an all-time low as far as willpower goes and will not only mindlessly eat something during my fasting days but on my non-fasting days telling myself I am about to start a fast so I can eat whatever I want.

This double-whammy has been surprisingly difficult to overcome.  In fact I spent all last week wrestling with how to face this challenge. I know the obvious answer is to just not fast but I think there is something deeper going on here.

The biggest challenge I have faced in my entire life has been a lack of self-discipline.  I know what you are thinking, “the guy that let himself balloon up to 400 lbs has self-discipline issues?” Yeah. hard to believe, I know. :/ But this has been something I have really tried to deal with over the last few years and now it seems like all my reserve of discipline has dried up and blown away.

So what I am doing different this week is adding an additional component to my routine.  First thing in the morning I am opening up a diary app on my phone and writing done what I want to accomplish each day in terms of diet, exercise, and other things.  I started it this morning and had it running through my head all day.  Today was the first day of my 3 day fast for the week so I can’t say for sure it will work but I’ll know soon enough.

That’s it for me this week. How is it going for you?  Let me know in the comments below!

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Book Review: BioDiet by David G Harper PhD

I was able to interview David G Harper about his new book, BioDiet last week, (You can check out that interview here) and he was gracious enough to send me a copy of his book to review.  Now that I’ve gotten a chance to read through it, I can tell you what I think about it.

Great Book for the Basics

If you are in need of a book you can hand to someone who doesn’t really know much about the ketogenic diet and just needs to get the basics down, this would be a great book for that.  It clocks in at just over 200 pages plus a few appendices with several of the things that make dense subject more understandable like pictures, graphs, and cut ins that go over certain topics in more detail.

While the book refers to the “BioDiet“, that is really just the author’s name for a nutrient dense ketogenic diet full of real food and high in animal fats. So just know that I will probably use BioDiet and Ketogenic Diet interchangeably in this review.

The Reason for the Book

The first thing the author does, and it is something I wish more authors did, was go over some of the health care costs that are staring us in the face as a nation.  Things like the fact that obesity related health care costs are estimated at around $210 Billion dollars per year and that number is only going up.  Or the fact that job absenteeism adds another $4.3 Billion to the cost each year.  For all the personal reasons someone should want to improve their health, the biggest reason should be the fact that if we don’t make a change as a nation we not be able to be a nation too much longer.

The Science

The next section walks through the science behind the diet.  Dr Harper walks through the science from different angles, first looking at how our diet changed over time with the advent of agriculture and then looking at how a low carb diet was “rediscovered” over and over through the years by people like Banting and Atkins.  Then of course we looked at how incorrect science was put forth that moved our nation towards a more plant based diet with disastrous results for our health.

Considerable time is spent looking at how eating a BioDiet will change your body by looking at the biochemistry of digestion and nutrient absorption, then we look at how the diet affects chronic diseases.  We look at how the reduced inflammation of a low carb diet will improve things like heart disease and arthritis and then how the lower blood sugar levels improve rates of glycation throughout the body.

Dr Harper also details the kinds who should NOT use a ketogenic diet for health such as people with Carnitine deficiency, beta-oxidation defects, pryuvate carboxylase deficiency, carriers of the ApoE4 gene and those talking SGLT2 Inhibitors.  These exceptions are almost never talked about in any of ths books I’ve read on the subjects.

How to Succeed on the BioDiet

The next section is how to succeed on the diet.  There is a 6 week plan with some sample meals and some quick how-tos. There is also a recommendation to take MCT oil to speed up the body’s creation of ketones.  For the record, I’ve never really used MCT oil and have never found it necessary.

There is also tips on how to handle the common issues with the diet like plateaus, not enough water or salt and how to think about alcohol.  The appendices also give some nutritional info on certain foods, what to do about sweeteners and how to read nutritional labels.

Final Thoughts

Overall, it’s a good book for beginners.  If you’ve been doing this a while I doubt you will glean any new information but if you know someone that is interested in this way of eating, this would be a fantastic book to give them.

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The My Sugar Free Journey Podcast – Episode 143: Jennifer Alembik on Food Addiction

In this week’s My Sugar Free Journey Podcast, we are talking to Jennifer Alembik about Food Addiction.

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America’s National Institute of Nutrition and the Barbaric History of Sugar

I get so much stuff in my inboxes that I want to comment on and can never find the time.  I’ve decided to make a short video where I can rant into the camera and not have to write a long post.  Hope you enjoy it.  Please subscribe to my YouTube channel and give this video a thumbs up.  Thanks!

We should establish a National Institute of Nutrition – I am all for more nutrition research but if this gets implemented today it would mean more of the same advice that got us in to this mess to begin with.

The Barbaric History of Sugar – A must read article about how sugar is responsible for slavery even today.

Government reviews “Added Sugar” line to Australian Nutrition Facts Labels – People concerned with the public’s health versus the sugar industry as usual.  The amount of money these people spend to keep people from knowing what they are putting in their body is incredible.

Christian Assad on Sleep – Incredible stats on sleep and CVD risk.

US Association of Diabetes Educators Teaches Evidence for Low Carb Diet – I always said the tide would begin to turn when the front line nutritionists are taught about the low carb lifestyle and it just happened last week in Houston!

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