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The Keto Kamp Podcast With Ben Azadi

Jan 26, 2022

Today, I am grateful to have here with me, author of New York Times bestseller The Bulletproof Diet, a Silicon Valley investor and technology entrepreneur who spent two decades and more than one million dollars to hack his own biology, Dave Asprey.

Dave lost 100 pounds without counting calories or excessive exercise, used techniques to upgrade his brain and lift his IQ by 20 points, and lowered his biological age while learning to sleep more efficiently in less time. Learning to do these seemingly impossible things transformed him into a better entrepreneur, a better husband, and a better father.

Through his work Dave provides information, techniques and keys to taking control of and improving your biochemistry, your body and your mind so they work in unison, helping you execute at levels far beyond what you’d expect, without burning out, getting sick, or allowing stress to control your decisions.

In this episode, Dave Asprey explains why simply not eating carbs isn’t enough to lose weight and keep the weight off. Dave reveals why we need to eat the rights fats. Whenever you eat something, there are three things you need to think about: will this food be used as a building block, will this food be used as a fuel, and what toxins does the food have? Plus, Dave describes why we need to stop eating overcooked foods and the reasons we should be more concerned with the quality of our ingredients in the foods we eat.

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[00:45] Why Not Eating Carbs Isn’t Enough

  • The keto diet makes you lose a bunch of weight, and it also causes inflammation.
  • The keto cookies are made with gluten – they are causing inflammation!
  • If you are not in ketosis some of the time, you will not live to 180.
  • On the Bulletproof diet, people have lost 1,000,000 pounds.
  • Not eating carbs doesn’t work 100% of the time. 

[04:50] Why We Need To Eat The Right Fats

  • What are our cell membranes made of? Well, it depends where they are found in the body.
  • Look at everything you eat from three different lenses:
    • Is it going to be used as a building block?
    • Is it going to be used as a fuel?
    • What toxins does it have in it?
  • What percentage of your body are carbs? Less than one percent. You do not need carbs as a building block.
  • There is about a two-year half-life of fat in the body. When you eat good fats, it will take two years to make your cell membranes functioning.
  • Saturated fats are awesome because they do not break easily, and they are stable. We have demonized saturated fats. However, 45% of our cell membrane fat is saturated fats. The only fat your body can make is saturated fat. Our brains need these saturated fats.
  • Monounsaturated fats fill in the big building blocks.
  • Omega-3s and omega-6s will be the lubricants.

[12:45] Think About Quality Ingredients

  • People will try and put anything in the keto category. It’s a problem. The quality of the ingredients matter.
  • The reason grass-fed butter is such a big thing is because the fatty acid ratios are different.
  • Animal fat is so precious – that’s why Dave raises his own animals.
  • Part of the keto message has to be “don’t eat industrial meat.” It will WRECK your ketosis.
  • Short-ribs from a grass-fed cow are covered in fat. It is a religious experience.
  • Eat less meat and spend more on it if that what it takes to eat grass-fed meat.
  • Half of your fat calories should be saturated.

[18:50] Stop Overcooking Your Foods

  • Overcooked food is rough on your liver.
  • When you eat heavily charred meat, you’ll feel bad.
  • It doesn’t matter if it’s delicious; it matters how you will feel when it’s done.
  • Parts of our cells will act as incinerators. They burn our proteins and digest them. Overcooked foods will clog them up. If you keep shoveling them in there, then there is no mechanism to clean them up.
  • Do not eat smoked foods!


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