F2FHQ 075 - Part 1 Review of The Calorie Myth with Andrew Delvard

Andrew Delvard of Plymouth, England joins us with his inspiring story.  After eight years of living with Lupus, a chronic auto immune disease, Andrew has seen great improvement in his quality of life through ancestral eating.

Welcome to the Fat2FitHQ podcast. I’m your guest, Andrew Delvard of Plymouth, England and joining me is Carol Salva of the Firearms Radio Network.   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.

THANK YOU Firearms Radio Network for sponsoring the bandwidth of this show!

TOPIC:

Andrew’s Story:  After many years of struggling with Lupus, Andrew has found much improvement in his quality of life through ancestral eating and continual self-experimentation with diet and exercise.  Andrew also helps Carol to review Jonathan Bailor's Calorie Myth Book.  We didn't quite do it justice so we will have Andrew back next week.

Links we Mention:

Acenstralize Me's Blog post: Guest post by Ivy Hauser, her success story of using food to improve her life with Lupus and other ailments.

From the Community:

Thanks to all who sent Zack condolences!!

Jesse - jumping back on the wagon after the month of december off.

Angela - Long story short: I've let the weight creep up way too much since August (got married), and need to fit back into my clothes. Exercise and good nutrition have gone out the window so I'm getting myself ready to succeed in the new year. This is step one!  You can only listen to so many fat2fit episodes while eating fritos! It's time to stop the madness :)

TOUGH MUDDER:

Join TEAM FRN:  The Gun Runners!

We call ourselves runners but we are mostly gun-walkers.  Run/Walk with us on June 7th in Nashville, Tenn!

Watch Caroline’s Tough Mudder Journey:  http://youtu.be/gQ-DhvWBYOI

www.toughmudder.com

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

CONNECT WITH US:

www.myfitnesspal.com/carolssalva

www.myfitnesspal.com/akrieger12 (from We Like Shooting podcast)

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/shawnherrin (From We Like Shooting podcast)

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/LilChantilly (From We Like Shooting podcast)

www.myfitnesspal.com/zekestout (from Talking Lead podcast)

Official Fat2Fit-Biters Site: http://www.fitbit.com/group/22BHX3

Fat2Fit HQ Sparkteam

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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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F2FHQ 052 - Ketosis, Juicing and Mud Runs

More Ketosis talk this week.  Zack and Carol also have a great bio hacking chat for two people who have no idea of how to properly bio hack.  They also talk about the Tough Mudder race and how Carol fits juicing into a low carb lifestyle.

Welcome to the Fat2FitHQ podcast. I’m your host, Carol Salva and along with me is Zack Carlson from gun guy radio. 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.

THANK YOU Firearms Radio Network for sponsoring the bandwidth of this show!

WEIGHT IN REVIEW:

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

Jake:  204

Zack: UP 261

Carol: 127.5 lb  up even MORE

TWO WEEKS in REVIEW:

Carol:  2 ½ weeks now.  Not losing.  Gaining but I think it is my indulgence in some of these things that folks pull back on. ( Nuts, cheese, just too much snacking even when I’m not hungry)  Not giving up just yet.  Tracking should help me.

What works for others doesn't necessarily work for me but I am learning A LOT!!  Yay!

Zack:  Just haven’t been focused on nutrition over the last few weeks but I am very curious about Nutritional Ketosis.  I have been looking at Tough Mudder information and it is terrifying!

TOPIC:

Nutritional Ketosis  - refer to www.livinlavidalocarb.com  or www.cavemandoctor.com

Jimmy’s Five Low Carb Mistakes

Glucose Meter

Online Canadian Pharmacy for Ketosis Strips

www.toughmudder.com

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

www.movenat.com

www.f3crosstraining.com

Next Community Juice Fast is Sept 22, 2013!

CONNECT WITH US!

Like us on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/fat2fitHQ

Subscribe to our Youtube channel:  www.fat2fithq.com/youtube

Thanks to listener Dion, we have a fitbit group.  Go compete for steps!

Plug into a very motivationg group on www.sparkpeople.com

Connect with Zeke Stout from Talking Lead at www.myfitnesspal.com/zekestout  or Carol at www.myfitnesspal.com/carolssalva

FEEDBACK:

Carol, Jake and Zack:

This is Jack , we met at the NRA show when I stopped by the Lone Wolf booth.

At that point I had barely begun my journey in trying to lose some weight and get fit.

I thought I'd give you an update on my journey.

To date I have lost 56 pounds from a starting weight of 263 to my current weight of 207!

I give much of the credit to the positive reinforcement I get from listening to Fat2Fit and other Podcasts I have learned about from your show.

I am excited with the results to date, but still have a way to go as my goal is 190 (I think).

I lost the 1st 10 by just doing the "basics" no fast food and began to limit carbs (a little).  The big change came following your interview with Relentless Roger.  During the interview, he mentioned something about making your health one of your hobbies ( I think it was Roger, although there is an outside chance it may have been Dean Dwyer).  This absolutely resonated with me!  As a firearms enthusiast, I have spent countless hours learning about my hobby, yet I have spent almost no time understanding nutrition or wellness!

I began listening to Relentless Roger and the Caveman Doctor Podcast and eventually discovered The Paleo Solution Podcast.  Because I literally had years to catch up on Robb Wolf;s podcast, I had plenty of listening to do (I'm still not caught up).

Ultimately, I got Robb Wolfs book and have become a little militant (according to my family) about the whole clean eating thing.  Not doing the grass fed meat as often as I'd like, but otherwise I'm pretty "hardcore".

The education has been amazing and while I am paranoid of this being a "fad", for now, I am in the zone and continue to invest time and energy to get healthy.

My job requires that I travel extensively (>50% of the time) and while this makes eating right a challenge, it also offers the opportunity for me to listen to the podcasts which reinforces my resolve.

While, I haven't integrated a formal workout regiment, I have been diligent about walking daily (no less than an hour a day at about a 4MPH pace).  I still believe that 95% of the success can be attributed to diet not exercise.  My goal is to begin lifting weights once I get to my goal weight.  Why I know this is probably not optimal, I am trying to avoid the mental impact of gaining weight (even if from muscle) until I am ready.

There are so many tools I have learned about on the show that have helped me along the way.

I thought I'd mention them (in case you can use them to secure sponsors) :).

Various other Podcasts (Relentless Roger and Caveman Doctor, Paleo Solution, Everyday Paleo)

Fit Bit

My Fitness Pal

Run Keeper

Thanks for the show and the positive motivation!

Thanks,

Jack

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F2FHQ 039 - Wrapping Up Our Juicing Journey

Challenge Week 6, Major progress! Different ways to juice, our awesome community and striking a balance with kids and nutrition.

Welcome to the Fat2FitHQ podcast. I’m your host, Carol Salva and along with me is Zack Carlson from gunguy radio. 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.

Challenge Review:

Where we started our journeys: Zack 278.2 (Challenge 267.3), Jake 228 (Challenge 221), Carol 145 (Challenge 121.5)

Jake: 202.8  down 8.23%

Zack: 252.8  down 5.42%

Carol: 117.2  down

Main Topic:

Update on the community Juice Fast.

3 Day Juice Cleanse (as seen on Dr. Oz, developed by Joe Cross, includes a daily solid meal)

Central Markets in Texas (for buying fresh squeezed juices)

Fat2Fit HQ Community Juice page.

Carol: Very motivated by listeners and friends who have joined in on the juice fast.  Thank you!  I’m still kinda starving, but thank you!!

Zack: HAHAHA!

Jake: via email: Still running 6 days/week, fastest personal mile at 8:41 yesterday, Eating really lean most days, 38 carbs and 11 fats yesterday fell off the wagon on Monday with 90 carbs and 131 fats), Only have 2 smaller belt holes left on my belt.

TIPS THIS WEEK:

Carol: Don’t beat yourself up if you don’t last the whole juice fast.  Or if you fall off the wagon in any health endeavor.  Good on you for trying!  And for all the healthy nutrients & benefits you've gotten in the process!  Keep at it!

Next Show:  Jim Erwin of US Elite Gear.

FEEDBACK:

Check out our amazing feedback from two listeners by clicking on their names below.  We are so fortunate to be able to draw on their experiences:

Lisa Jarmon (started 3 1/2 yrs ago. Over 80 lbs down.  Great advice for Zack and all of us!)

and

Mark Hookom (Common sense approach to starting a health journey.  Mark is just about 2 months into this and an excellent example of how to get started and how to cut out all the "diet noise" and find what works for you.)

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F2FHQ 038 - Is Juicing Worth It? Let's Try!

Juice Fasting,  Challenge Week 5 and Hungry For Change Review.  This week Carol and Zack review the documentary Hungry for Change.  We discuss the film, starting a juice fast and weight loss plateaus.  There have been a few hiccups along the way but Zack and Jake are still at it.  Listen to this week’s episode to see how the F2F trio are handling recent obstacles in weight loss.

Welcome to the Fat2FitHQ podcast. I’m your host, Carol Salva and along with me is Zack Carlson from gunguy radio. 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.

Week in Review:

Zack: Wagon wheels fell off and are laying smoldering on the trail somewhere.

Carol: Disappointed that I didn't lose weight after walking MILES through theme parks pushing a stroller over several days.  All clean food too.  I'm thinking there may have been too much clean food.

Where we started our journeys: Zack 278.2 lbs(Challenge 267.3), Jake 228 lbs (Challenge 221), Carol 145 lbs (Challenge 121.5)

Jake: 206.8 6.42% down

Zack: 251.2 6.02% down

Carol: 123  up

Main Topic:

Documentary: Hungry for Change

Check out more of their stuff at www.hungryforchange.com

Review by The Lazy Caveman: http://www.thelazycaveman.com/hungry-for-change-review

Zack: Finally broke down and bought a juicer, I’ll regret not trying if I don’t. Who know’s it may be just the ticket. I’ve found myself not eating as many vegetables as I was before.

Carol: I enjoyed the film and felt that about 95% of it was dead on accurate on eating clean and getting more real food. I think these are my people (sorry Zack).

Tips of the week:  

Zack: Don’t go on a fishing trip when you are on a diet!

Carol: Consult with your doctor before trying anything new for your health.  I love a juice fast to get lots of veggies I wouldn't eat otherwise, to kick addictions and to reset my taste for things.  If you try a juice fast for weight loss, be realistic.  Know that a few lbs of weight loss will be water (lack of sodium) and the weight of solid foods will also drop off after a couple of days.  Expect to put back on a few pounds as soon as you break your fast because of these and other factors.  That said... let’s juice!

Next Show:  Zack and Carol should be on day 4 of the juice fast.  We’ll check in to see how they are feeling at that point.

FEEDBACK:

Thank you to everyone sending emails and feedback to us!  Here is a special shout out to folks who posted suggestions about how Zack might break through his plateau.  Check out the Facebook page to see full comments.  Here are some highlights:

  • Vickie Becks: Drinking water makes a difference for me
  • Jeffery Schmidt: I up my fat intake to 80% of my diet & weight starts to come off again.
  • Jenny Challand: Might be water retention.  She makes good points about how your body will retain water when you are dehydrated.
  • John Tenney: I do a juice fast after a weekend of poor eating. (LOOK what you've started John!)
  • Special Thanks to Kevin Skachenco who suggested this documentary!

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