F2FHQ 054 - Not Your Typical Health Nuts

Both Zack and Carol have recently undergone personality assessments.  No surprise as to the results.  We talk about Carol's recent findings in her Ketogenic blood work and new food trials for Zack. Is Zack REALLY going to back peddle out of Tough Mudder??  Hmmmm....

Welcome to the Fat2FitHQ podcast. I’m your host, Carol Salva and along with me is Zack Carlson from TheGunBench.com. In this podcast we are chronicling our journeys from Fat to Fit.  We talk about pursuing a healthier lifestyle not only in diet, but in all areas of life.

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WEIGHT IN REVIEW:

Where we started our journeys: Zack 278.2, Jake 228, Carol 145

Zack: Probably close to last time?

Jake: 205

Carol: 125.4 lb  down (woo hoo!)

TWO WEEKS IN REVIEW:

Update from Zack: www.thegunbench.com

Update from Jake:  I'm holding steady at 205...Only up 4 from my final 8 week weigh in. Tried some wheat products ie: pizza and felt TERRIBLE! Focusing on Meat, Veggies and Fruit.... maybe a little Taco Bell.  Drinking some diet pop again... Not buying cases though.  Making positive choices asking for "no bun" when eating out, choosing salads over other menu items. I really think dairy is a big no-no for me.... digestive consequences....

Update from Carol:  High Fat is working for me to suppress my appetite (finally - SOMETHING).  But I have to watch overall caloric intake because I mindlessly munch all day (even when not hungry).  So less activity and 3,000 calorie days put weight on me.  Not High Fat, I think.  I am having a lot of success right now with LOTS of non-starchy veggies and LOTS of Fat and some protein.  As long as I watch what I snack on.  Some of my Ketogenic journey is recorded below.  Your own blood work numbers are pretty cool to see.   .5-3.0 is supposed to be Nutritional Ketosis.  I was having too much protein and this is how my numbers came out when I dialed back the protein, kept healthy fats high and made sure I was getting a ton of non-starcy veggies:

Date

% Carbs

% Fat

% Protein

Blood Ketone

9/7/13

9%

45%

46%

0.6

9/8/13

10%

67%

23%

0.3

9/9/13

10%

70%

20%

0.6

9/10/13

10%

68%

22%

0.9

9/11/13

10%

65%

25%

0.3

9/12/13

11%

69%

20%

0.6

9/13/13

17%

67%

16%

0.8

9/14/13

9%

77%

14%

1.3

9/15/13

13%

74%

13%

1.1

9/16/13

9%

71%

20%

0.4

9/17/13

14%

74%

12%

0.9

9/18/13

0.6

Also - I was a guest on the Health Nuts Anonymous show that will be coming out in the near future.  Links to come.  For now, follow Jeff Fry at https://twitter.com/jeremyjeffry.  You won't be sorry.

COMMUNITY JUICE FAST started Sept 22nd!    How Juicing can fit into a quest for Ketosis?  We discuss cycling different protocols to keep things fresh.  I like a 5 day juice fast just to reset and start fresh.  For me, it isn’t about the 5 day juice fast.  It is about the time following the fast.  I have new taste buds!  After a fast it is much easier for me to avoid processed foods and make healthier choices.  It just works for me. (Next Community Juice Fast is Sept 22, 2013!  and don't forget to like our Facebook Juice page)

Also!  We are hearing that trying to stay in ketosis for an extended period of time may not be optimal.  For more on that, listen to a recent episode of Ask the Low Carb Experts by Jimmy Moore: Episode 45 - John Kiefer and Dr. Rocky Patel talk about glycogen stores, ketogenic diets.. (Thank you for this Jef Fry from Health Nuts Anonymous)

JOIN TEAM FRN!!  ARE YOU RUNNING (run/walking) WITH US on June 7, 2014??

www.toughmudder.com

Shoes that are great for Tough Mudder: http://www.6pm.com/vivobarefoot-breatho-trail-l-light-grey-dark-blue

WE WOULD LOVE TO CONNECT WITH YOU!:

EXAMPLES OF VIRTUAL SUPPORT and FEEDBACK:

Cynthia from Myfitnesspal:   Hi Carol. Thanks for the inspiring podcast. I'm even talking with one of my students about maybe getting a tough mudder or spartan team together. Me and a bunch of frat boys! I'm thrilled to connect with you, Cynthia.

Cynthia: you know I am thrilled also.  Love the banter!  Stay in touch!! - Carol

Kristin from MudRunners Group on Sparkpeople:   Hi and a big thank you for the friend add. Now it is official:)  Wanted to tell you I listened to a few of the podcasts yesterday. Very cool and will visit again. Even ventured over to the gun talk. Enjoyed:) Not directly related but am going to be posting over on the team questions about trail safety when I get a chance.  Have a great day!   -Kristin

Kristen, Thanks again for leading the Mudrunners group on Sparkpeople.  It is a blast to be a part of it and other teams on Sparkpeople.  We would love to hear more about trail safety.  Especially if it involves the use of our firearms for those of us who have concealed carry permits.  But ANY trail safety tips would be great!! Keep up all the great work over there.  Love being in the group!! - Carol

NEXT WEEK:

Mark Rogers from http://www.christiangunowner.com and Normal Fitness

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