Keto for Endurance Athletes

Coach Stephanie Holbrook

Welcome to the keto for endurance athletes podcast. Where we show you how to push through the nutrition and training barriers that are holding you back in order to finally get the healthy body and race results you've always wanted.

Doc Edwards on How Variable Speed Running Helps You Run Faster
02-10-2020
Doc Edwards on How Variable Speed Running Helps You Run Faster
Running is more than putting one foot in front of the other. Dr. Johathan Edwards has taken running form and function to the next level, learning from the great Dr. Veronique Billat. Doc. Edwards has taken the details work of Dr. Billat's work on variable speed running in the book The Science of Marathon and the Art of Variable Pace.   There is plenty of science to geek out in the book. If that is not your thing, no worries. Skip over that part and get to hands-on training to help you be a faster, and healthier runner.    Coach Stephanie and Doc Edwards deviate the conversation to hormones. If you want to work with Doc Edwards when it comes to hormones. Check out Own Your Labs by Dave Feldman.  Doc. Edwards mentioned the book Estrogen Matters - Bluming and Tavris for questions about the importance of estrogen.    Doc. Edward's Bio -  Dr. Johnathan “Doc” Edwards knows what it takes to excel at today’s highest levels of athletic competition. A nutritional advisor for professional and amateur athletes and an accomplished author and regular contributor for nationally syndicated magazines like Road Bike Action and Adventure Bike Rider, Doc Edwards focuses on sports nutrition and enabling athletes to optimize their performance. Whether you’re training for your first gran fondo cycling event, or you’re looking to compete in a National Championship race, you can utilize Doc Edwards’ expert guidance to learn how to obtain optimum wellness, weight control, and peak performance in your chosen athletic endeavor. For the past 20 years, Doc Edwards has been developing his unique wellness system for athletes and patients, one that includes education, individualized programs, dietary changes, select mineral and vitamin supplements, exercise recommendations, and much more. Doc Edwards started his academic career at the University of California, Davis, earning a B.S. in Physiology. He went on to become a medical doctor at Eastern Virginia Medical School before completing an Internal Medicine residency at the University of Nevada, Reno. Doc also spent a year in Salt Lake City, Utah, studying Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation / Sports, and then studied abroad to complete a fellowship in Lyon, France. Eventually, Doc attended school in Tampa, Florida, to complete his formal training as an anesthesiologist. After completing his studies, Doc Edwards spent five years attending the African Dakar Rally as the Red Bull KTM professional motorcycle team’s physician and physiotherapist. He then published a book, Chasing Dakar, A Rider’s Guide to Adventure Riding. Doc then moved on to work with professional cycling teams, including Fly V Australia and Champions Systems. Currently, Doc consults for the French WorldTour cycling team, Ag2r-La Mondiale, and has also served as the chief medical officer for the UCI cycling race, Four Days of Dunkirk. In addition, Doc serves as a consultant for many professional motocross riders both in the U.S. and in Europe. Doc Edwards is a devoted family man, a former professional athlete, and a current Category 1 cyclist. He has helped countless athletes in their quest for a healthy lifestyle and to achieve their goals, and he is deeply interested in helping each and every individual’s journey towards optimizing their well-being.   Own your labs - Dave Feldman   Billa Training - Veronique Billat www.BillaTraining.com   Doc Edwards Fitness www.docedwardsfitness.com   Check out Coach Stephanie Holbrook at KetoEndurance.
Jessyca Reynolds
12-08-2020
Jessyca Reynolds
Jessyca is a recovering bulimic and compulsive overeater. After battling eating disorders for 31 years, being hospitalized multiple times, and trying every diet and/or weight loss gimmick under the sun, she found herself at 309 pounds, her heaviest weight ever. Chronic depression led Jessyca into almost total isolation, and she rarely left the house. She finally reached a breaking point: her blood pressure was so high that she was in danger of serious health complications, and she could no longer even walk around the house without feeling exhausted. Knowing that she had achieved a measure of success on low carb diets before- as long as she stuck to it, that is- she decided she had to do something to regain her health, and committed to beginning a low carb lifestyle again. Finding the Ketovangelist website and Facebook page is something Jessyca continues to be thankful for. As she read and researched more, and finally began eating keto, Jessyca learned that this lifestyle was very different than the low carb diets of old. For the first time in her life, she was free from the cravings and food obsessions that had plagued her since age 11. The Ketogenic lifestyle gave her recovery; freeing her from obsessive counting and weighing that goes hand-in-hand with the unhealthy "dieting" mentality. Not only is she down 120 lbs. so far, her blood pressure is also excellent. In addition, she no longer a needs medications for anxiety and bladder disease, and has ceased her weekly migraine shots. Jessyca spent the last ten months coaching and mentoring friends, family, and members of her community for success on the Ketogenic lifestyle. Her entire family is living keto, and they are happier and healthier than ever before. Jessyca is passionate about sharing her story and teaching others who may benefit from making the jump to a Ketogenic lifestyle. She believes in keeping keto simple, where food can take it's proper place as fuel and not as a burden or an obsession, making this a truly sustainable lifestyle change.
Podcast 71: From Professional Comedian to Health Expert - T.C. Hale Discusses How to Kick It Naturally
06-11-2019
Podcast 71: From Professional Comedian to Health Expert - T.C. Hale Discusses How to Kick It Naturally
How did a professional comedian become a fitness expert? Like most natural health experts, T.C. Hale (aka Tony Hale) began his career in stand-up comedy. Touring professionally as a comic for nearly a decade, he never envisioned that he would one day teach the world how to sleep, poop, and even lose weight. On Valentine’s Day, 2004, Tony lost his voice and it never came back. After twenty-three doctors couldn’t figure out the problem, Tony decided it was time to dig for his own answers. Eight years later, not only did Tony figure out his own issues, he also happened upon hidden information about how to improve countless other health problems. Though Tony likes to boast about the fact that he holds no legitimate credentials (nor does he believe that we need any more “experts” from the same pool of knowledge already failing so many with health issues), he is greatly respected by his peers in the natural health industry. The biggest manufacturers in the health, fitness and organic products industries send Tony their products every year in hopes of winning one of his GearAwards. Beyond working with many celebrity clients, Tony is on the executive board of the Coalition For Health Education, a nonprofit association that helps professionals and their clients learn about health through nutrition. Additionally, Tony teaches monthly webinars about nutrition to doctors, nutritionists and other health care professionals from more than thirty-five countries. You can also find Tony producing documentaries like, WHY AM I SO FAT? A film that teaches the truth about weight loss while showcasing Tony’s client, Gabe Evans, who lost 200 pounds in 9 ½ months by treating Tony’s word as gospel.     www.KickItNaturally.com www.KickItNaturally.com/ketodigest www.chatthefat.com
Podcast 70: Optimizing a Keto Lifestyle with Danny Vega
14-10-2019
Podcast 70: Optimizing a Keto Lifestyle with Danny Vega
I had the great opportunity to interview Danny Vega about Optimizing a Keto Lifestyle. Danny and his wife Maura have the blog and podcast the Fat Fueled Family. Danny grew up in Miami, Florida and has always been interested in nutrition and fitness. Ever since he was a young kid, he wanted to be a “strong man”.  In high school, he was the starting running back for my football team and led the county in rushing yards. He then went on to receive my bachelor’s degree from Columbia University in 2004, where I was a member of the football team and a three-time Dean’s List recipient. After college, he pursued my Master’s of Science in Human Performance from the University of Florida, where he worked with the national championship men’s basketball team, along with women’s basketball, tennis, and golf programs. He then went on to become the Strength & Conditioning Coordinator for VCU basketball, helping the Rams win the 2007 conference championship and making it to the second round of the NCAA tournament.  He had been out of collegiate Strength & Conditioning for almost a decade, but I have continued to compete in sports such as Crossfit, powerlifting, half marathons, and now rowing. In June of 2016, he discovered the ketogenic lifestyle and never looked back. He found so many benefits within a week of switching, that I knew this would be my new way of life. Inflammation and injuries from years of playing on turf and beating myself up with heavy lifting were gone. He regained control over my hunger and found mental clarity and an increase in productivity that he had never experienced before. In August of 2017, after over a year of dipping his toes in the water, his two boys joined us.  Desmond, his oldest, felt an immediate increase in energy and improvement in his allergies and asthma. Dean, his youngest, has had astounding improvements in his eczema and mood. Our children are immune to cravings. It has been an amazing thing to see. He thought his kids were “picky” just like most kids supposedly are; keto changed their taste buds and now they crave real, nourishing food like the recipes you will find on this PDF. Best of all, they do not feel restricted in any way! He understands that transitioning the family can be challenging, Danny and Maura, Danny’s wife, hope his blog help you conveniently transition your entire family to a low carb lifestyle so that you, too, can experience all of the profound benefits we have!
Podcast 66: Ketovangelist Coach Mary Roberts - How to Overcome Food Addiction
05-08-2019
Podcast 66: Ketovangelist Coach Mary Roberts - How to Overcome Food Addiction
Mary Roberts is a 47-year-old wife and mother who spent the majority of her life battling sugar addiction and various stages of obesity. Through living a Ketogenic Lifestyle, she has overcome obesity and maintains control over her food addiction and her health. She is a recovering compulsive overeater/binge eater and has over 5 years of food sobriety. In addition to battling the "sugar monster" and the scale, she was diagnosed with high blood pressure and Type 2 Diabetes in 2008. Six years later she found herself, at age 42, weighing in at 260 pounds and suffering from fatigue, depression, frequent illnesses, and relying on various medications to control her conditions. She decided she couldn't go on living that way, and she set out to make a change.   Today, thanks to Ketogenic eating and heavy lifting, Mary maintains healthy stable body weight. She is no longer on any medications, has normal blood pressure, and controls her diabetes through the food she eats. She has essentially reversed her diabetes, and her diabetic symptoms - such as numbness in her limbs, blurry vision, aches, and pains, or diabetic levels of extremely high blood sugar- are no more. She also no longer has sleep apnea, has stopped snoring, has no more asthma/allergy issues, perfect cholesterol and has not been sick with even a cold or the sniffles in over 4 years. Depression and brain fog are completely gone, and she now enjoys mental clarity and regular feelings of happiness, joy, and freedom. In addition to overcoming all of her health issues, she has overcome a lifetime of binge eating, sugar/food addiction, and obesity. She is passionate about helping people navigate a ketogenic way of eating and overcoming their dysfunctional relationship with food. Keto literally saved her life and she wants other people to know they don’t have to suffer. Mary has been following a ketogenic diet/lifestyle for five years. Mary has experience working with clients to overcome eating disorders such as binge eating disorder and bulimia. Several of her clients have reversed their Type 2 Diabetes, learned to manage their Type 1 without extreme highs and lows, managing their autoimmune diseases, overcoming obesity, lowering their high cholesterol, lowering their high blood pressure and overcoming food/sugar addiction. You can follow her journey on Instagram and Facebook @ketomary71