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The Keto Kamp Podcast With Ben Azadi

Dec 31, 2020

Today, I am blessed to have here with me Craig Emmerich.

Craig graduated in Electrical Engineering and has spent the last 15 plus years researching nutrition and working with thousands of clients alongside his wife, Maria Emmerich.

He is an international best-selling author of the "Keto: The Complete Guide" and "The Carnivore Cookbook." He uses his knowledge of how our bodies work to help clients heal and lose weight leveraging their biology to make it easy.

In this episode, Craig speaks about his journey to the ketogenic lifestyle. Craig explains how plants can negatively impact our guts. Kale and spinach can be some of the most significant irritants to our guts because of their antinutrients. Also, Craig reveals what other plants are chock full of these antinutrients. Later, we speak about the benefits of eating red meats, and we bust the myth that red meat causes cancer. Tune in as Craig tells us how fat loss works from a metabolic standpoint, and we hear about Craig's plans in 2021.

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[00:30] About Craig Emmerich

  • Craig is an ex-engineer; it leads him to look at nutrition differently.
  • Craig’s wife, Maria, would make keto meals for the family. On the weekends, Craig would eat whatever he wanted.
  • Craig realized when he ate whatever; he would feel awful.
  • So, to feel better, Craig started eating keto for every meal.
  • Your body is adaptable. If you constantly flood your body with inflammatory foods, then it can deal with it. You won’t notice the incremental pain. When you cut it all out, you get a massive reaction and realize what it's doing to your body.

[05:30] How Our Gut Is Affected By Plants

  • Plants can make issues in our bodies worse. Sometimes, it will even cause the issues.
  • Your body wants nutrients. However, antinutrients are compounds that your body does not want. Your body will have to detox these antinutrients. There are thousands of these compounds in plants.
  • Plants don’t want you to eat their leaves because it will kill the plant.
  • Spinach and kale have oxalates in them in high amounts. They will irritate the gut and cause leaky gut.
  • Mainstream media doesn’t discuss these issues with plants.

[10:45] Antinutrients Found In A Keto Diet

  • Lectins are a big problem.
  • There are tons of compounds in our foods that can cause problems. Tannins are an antinutrient that is in grapes and wine.
  • You can die if you get too many oxalates. That’s the problem with green smoothies.
  • Plus, there are loads of compounds that we haven’t even studied.
  • When you know the reason for starting a keto lifestyle, then the way you do it can be very different.
  • We have been taught that more vegetables are the way to go, but it’s not always the truth.

[17:45] The Benefits of Eating Red Meat

  • As far as red meats go, there is a huge metanalysis that was done last year. It looked at all the available information out there on red meat and cancer. They found that there is no correlation between red meat and cancer.
  • When you eat red meat, there can be amazing improvements to your cardiovascular system.
  • Try out the carnivore diet and see how it works for you.
  • There are loads of vitamins and minerals in red meat.
  • Focus on protein because that will be the best part of your plate. More protein is usually better, especially for people on a keto diet.

[24:40] How Fat Loss Works From A Metabolism Standpoint    

  • We process protein, fat, and carbs the same.
  • Oxidative priority is how our body will process our fuels. When you eat a meal, you have hundreds of calories flooding the bloodstream. The body has to prioritize how it will use the fuel.
  • The last priority for the body is fat because we have a massive amount of fat storage; it is easy for the body to store fat.
  • Alcohol is the number one priority for the body because you cannot store alcohol. When you eat with alcohol, the body has to deal with the alcohol first.
  • The body doesn’t want to use protein as a fuel; it wants to use it to repair cells.
  • If you cut out alcohols and keep your carbs to a minimum, then fat will be your own variable. Adjust your fat levels based on your goals.


[33:10] Craig’s Plans For 2021


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