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Almost every day, I’m asked about the hugely popular ketogenic diet.

I’ve written about it some time ago and more recently had Dr. Eric Helms here on the podcast to talk about it in the context of lean bulking, but as keto has become THE next “it diet” and science is always moving forward, I figured it’s high time to address it again.

That’s why I invited Dr. Brad Dieter on the podcast to discuss all things keto including its advantages and disadvantages for weight loss and general health, how to get (and stay) in ketosis, what ketones are and if you should supplement with them, and more. 

In case you’re not familiar with Brad, he’s trained exercise physiologist, molecular biologist, and biostatistician with Master’s and Doctorate degrees, as well as the COO of Macros, Inc and a member of the Legion Athletics Scientific Advisory Board.

Needless to say, Brad’s an accomplished chap with the experience and scientific chops to tackle a complicated subject like the ketogenic diet.

So, if you want to know what the keto diet is good for, and whether or not you should give it a shot, this episode is for you.

Time Stamps:

6:53 – What is the ketogenic diet and how did it start?

9:22 – Would the ketones spillover be after fat gain?

11:15 – How does energy balance affect the results of a ketogenic diet?

13:14 – Do you need to be in a calorie deficit to be on a ketogenic diet?

14:22 – Why is it that if you eat more carbs you tend to lose fat more efficiently? 

20:37 – What are the advantages of a ketogenic diet?

26:45 – Where is the carbohydrate cutoff to maintain a state of ketosis?

29:41 – Are there situations where you recommend a ketogenic diet?

31:21 – What kind of health benefits do you get from a ketogenic diet?

35:50 – Are there any health conditions that a ketogenic diet could help with?

37:48 – Can a ketogenic diet help with skin issues?

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What did you think of this episode? Have anything else to share? Let me know in the comments below!