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How To Lose Weight Efficiently with the Ketogenic Diet and Fasting w/ Scott Rose (TPS244)

Released Monday, 22nd April 2019
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I’m with Scott Rose, The Inspirational Nerd, and we’re going to talk about how you can lose weight efficiently without working out much. We’ll be diving deep into the ketogenic diet, a somewhat controversial diet that he and I both follow. We’ll be talking about fasting and how Scott coached me through my first 3-day water fast where I didn’t eat anything for 3 days and only drank water, and what kind of fat loss and other results I got from that. Here’s a sneak preview – I was extremely productive, which might sound counterintuitive.

In fact, I want to say that a lot of things that are discussed today might sound controversial, but I want to ask you to keep an open mind. When I first heard these ideas it went against everything I ever learned about health, nutrition and productivity. But once I dove deeper into the research and tried it myself, it all made sense and I’m excited to share these ideas with you.

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Medical disclaimer: this episode is not giving medical advice. This is for entertainment purposes only. If you do anything, please consult with your physician.

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Cheat Sheet:

  • What got Scott interested in the ketogenic lifestyle [5:06]

  • How an incredibly painful experience opened Scott up to a new way of thinking [11:39]

  • Why the logic behind eating fat making you fat is unsound [19:26]

  • Why the ketogenic lifestyle is both about what you eat and when you eat [22:27]

  • The super simple way to make almost any meal a high-fat meal [28:24]

  • Thanh’s personal journey into the ketogenic lifestyle, and how it affected his daily life [29:25]

  • How government programs and regulations helped lead America into the obesity epidemic [33:03]

  • Why reducing your calorie intake can actually have the opposite effect in a diet [39:34]

  • Thanh’s test of adding tons of extra calories through fat in his diet [47:00]

  • Why a high-fat low-carb diet won’t necessarily help you lose weight, and what will [54:35]

  • Why obesity is the canary in the coal mine for your overall health [1:07:10]

  • How focusing on your health is the natural key to healthy weight loss [1:11:43]

  • How intermittent fasting can completely rebuild your immune system [1:14:09]

  • What you can eat to get started in the ketogenic lifestyle [1:22:52]

  • The surprising cause of the weight gain from your burger, fries, and a coke [1:30:02]

  • What other tips and hacks you can use to keto your meals [1:33:33]

  • Some of Scott’s favorite keto-friendly foods [1:41:11]

  • The most important things that Scott would recommend for people to get started in the ketogenic lifestyle [1:53:40]


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