111- Danny Vega- Keto Counterculture on Carnivore Keto, Keto Performance and Supplementing Ketones

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Danny Vega aka Keto Counter Culture joins us today to continue our deep dive into the Ketogenic Diet.  Danny has been keto for over 2 years and has recently incorporated a carnivore keto diet.  He and Ben discuss the use of exogenous ketones to increase focus and performance, the effectiveness of a ketogenic diet for everyone including pro athletes, how to minimize the keto flu, and his and Ben’s recent foray into building muscle on keto.  Go check out Danny on The Ketogenic Athlete Podcast and @ketocounterculture!

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Time Stamps:

2:00- How Danny got into keto and made a smooth transition from a carb based diet.

5:45- How Ben’s keto adaptation is going.

8:00- The Carnivore Keto Cut.  Danny’s new keto program that helps people get into ketosis.

10:45- Upping the adaptation process.  How fasting can minimize the keto flu and help you adapt quicker.

11:30- Exogenous ketones.  Using keto supplements for mental clarity and as a preworkout.

12:50- Keto as a tool.  Why you should try keto to master your body and better enjoy food.

15:00- The need for fiber in a ketogenic diet.

20:30- Danny on avocados and carnivore diet.  Why you need high quality foods and micronutrient optimization when on a carne diet.

27:30- What Danny’s diet looks like.

29:30- What does your food eat?  The importance of a natural diet for the animals that you eat.

30:30- Satiety on a keto diet.  Are you actually hungry or just not full?

34:45- The need to find a diet that works for you.  Detaching from being a diet zealot and attaching to finding a diet that works for your body.

36:20- More on Danny’s current diet.

40:30- Some interesting things that Danny and his family eat as a fat based family.

45:45- Sustaining through a long workout on keto.

52:00- High level performance and the ketogenic diet.  How viable is keto for pro level athletes?

55:30- Focus and keto.

64:45- Blood testing and keto.  The experiments Ben wants to do with his keto experiment.

65:30- Keto supplements and your long term health.

70:00- The idea of keto for low income individuals.  Would “cheap” keto be good for people who are already on a low food quality diet? What is the sustainability of keto on agriculture?

73:45- Can you build muscle on keto?

80:45- Why Ben encourages clients to follow a ketogenic diet post contest.

83:00- The Ketogenic Athlete.  Danny’s findings from quantified data on pro athlete’s performance on keto.

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Ben Pakulski

Ben Pakulski

Since first lifting weights as a teenager, Ben has been on a mission to do whatever it takes… …to become the most muscular man on the planet! On the eve of The Arnold Classic, he confronts the dark realities of bodybuilding… And his own future! Follow him on his journey…

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