Monthly Archives: August 2014

Ketogenic Diet with Dr. Dominic D’Agostino on the Fitness Nerds Podcast



Fitness Nerds Podcast with Dr. Dominic D’Agostino

  • Dr. D’Agostino was also recently on Kiefer’s Body IO podcast
  • It was interesting to hear that he is slowly being swayed by vegans around him and his pretty much cut out all meat from his diet except fish and insect protein
  • He also quoted a study that found that ketogenic diets can actually have a beneficial effect on the gut biome… which is not what Kiefer and Dave Asprey have been saying recently.  Hopefully more will come out about this
  • In response to people who are concerned with the effect a ketogenic diet on thyroid hormone like myself and Ben Greenfield (whom D’Agostino actually referenced), D’Agostino felt that thyroid issues only arise because people are eating too hypocaloric AND/OR are over-training.  He specifically referenced Ben Greenfield because he was in the midst of preparing for an ironman
    • This seems like a valid argument since in my case I was pretty active with BJJ and Crossfit at the time.  It’d be interesting to see what my thyroid does after doing strict ketosis while making sure I’m pounding down enough fat to ensure I’m getting enough calories…
  • Apparently a lot of ketogenic athletes suffer from super low testosterone levels, which was seen in a lot of Volek’s athletes, and D’Agostino hypothesizes that this occurs because exercise increases the amount of testosterone receptors on muscle, increasing sensitivity, so you don’t need as much floating around the serum.
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Lebron James Going Low Carb


Lebron James Going Low Carb

  • Couple of stories out about how Lebron has recently lost a noticeable amount of weight after switching to a low carb diet.
  • Looks like he might be joining Dwight Howard on his diet journey
  • Here is the link to an ESPN article:

    Blatt saw a thinner James at their meeting. James has been focused on cutting his weight by reducing his carb intake since the end of the NBA Finals, and he has lost more than 10 pounds. James’ thinner frame was noticeable in some photos he posted on his Instagram account earlier this week.

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More Carb Nite and Carb Back-Loading Tips Part 3

CBL and CNSMore Carb Nite and Carb Back-Loading Tips Part 3

Again, trying to do my best to stay up to date with all of Kiefer’s prolific work, here is the next series of notes I’ve taken.  I’ve noticed that at some points I started doing more actual transcription than note taking, so some of these are longer than they’ve been in the past… let me know what you think and if it’s more helpful when it’s longer or shorter.  It’s interesting, with all the interviews and podcasts that he’s done, I feel like we have enough information to write a biography on him if we were so inclined… especially with his recent interviews with Dean Dwyer and Kyle Davies…

Here is my standard Kiefer spiel:

Again some of these are from his own site, and some from when he appears as a guest on other podcasts.  For those that don’t know, Kiefer is the author of both The Carb Nite Solution and Carb Back-Loading, both ways of eating that I’ve been playing around with recently.  Here is the official link to all of his guest appearances.… Read More

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