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The Keto Kamp Podcast With Ben Azadi

Sep 30, 2019

Today, I am lucky to have here with me a CEO, author, president of the Applied Science and Performance Institute, and someone who is consistently working to spread awareness around the Ketogenic Lifestyle, Dr. Ryan P. Lowery.


He earned his BS and MS in exercise physiology and exercise and nutrition science from the University of Tampa and completed his doctorate work at Concordia University in Health and Human Performance with a focus on “The Effects of a Well-Formulated Ketogenic Diet and Exogenous Ketone Supplementation on Various Markers of Health and Body Composition in Healthy and Diseased Populations.”


Over his career, Ryan has published over 150 papers, abstracts, and book chapters on human performance and sports nutrition and has dedicated his life to educating the masses. In his free time, Ryan enjoys spending time with his best friend, Scoot the Keto Pup, jet skiing, and traveling around the world. The way to his heart is through a good glass of wine and Keto desserts.


In this episode, Ryan and I talk about his amazing story and what he is currently working on. First, Ryan reveals what ignited his passion for educating people on the importance of healthy eating. Then, Ryan explains the future of obesity and why inspired action is the only thing that will change the world. He also describes tips for eating Keto, why some people fail when trying the lifestyle, and how you can gain muscle. Tune in!


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// T I M E S T A M P S 

[00:30] September 10, 2002

  • Ryan’s dad drove him down to the shore because something was wrong with his grandmother. When he got there, his grandmother had passed.
  • His grandmother was obese, which ultimately contributed to her passing in her early 60’s.
  • This initiated Ryan’s entire journey of educating people.


[03:45] The Future of Obesity

  • The obesity trend in children is unacceptable.
  • Obesity trends are not only in America, but it is also happening all over the world.
  • At the end of the day, it takes inspired action.


[06:50] How Ryan Started with Keto

  • Ryan is a self-proclaimed carboholic.
  • After college, Ryan could no longer eat his normal amount of carbs. He realized his metabolism wasn’t the same.
  • The first time Ryan started the keto diet, he felt terrible. Three times a day, he would make keto moose, and that was literally all he ate.


[10:00] Biggest Reason for the Keto Flu

  • It is going to take time for your body to adjust to using fat as fuel.
  • The use of electrolytes can mitigate a lot of the flu. Sodium has been demonized; however, you need to be salting everything.
  • Some people can completely switch to keto, whereas other people need to transition to the diet slowly.
  • Make habit changes to develop a long-term lifestyle.


[13:45] Building Muscle with the Ketogenic Diet

  • You need to allow time for the adaptation period. The phase may be one to three weeks. Plus, you probably will not be training as hard.
  • After you adapt, the ketogenic diet group will gain just as much muscle as individuals who are eating a carbohydrate diet. Each group ate the exact same amount of protein.


[17:40] Why People Fail with the Ketogenic Diet

  • A lot of people do not have the right information about the ketogenic diet.
  • Also, people have trouble understanding what constitutes a well-formulated ketogenic diet and how to get electrolytes.
  • Eating keto isn’t about eating high-fat, it is about eating low-carb.


[20:10] Long-Term Keto Success

  • Dial-in the electrolytes. Don’t be afraid of having tons of sodium. However, you don’t want table salt.
  • Movement – if you want long-term benefits, you need some form of movement. This doesn’t have to be doing squats at the gym; you could be going for a walk or a hike once a day.
  • Mindset – Ryan calls it intermittent eating rather than intermittent fasting. Find a place where you are comfortable.


[24:00] Working Out While Fasting

  • If your goal is to become a bodybuilder, working out while fasting probably won’t help with that goal.
  • Ryan recommends shifting your eating habits earlier. Many people skip breakfast, then eat lunch and dinner. Ryan says to eat a bigger breakfast and then eat a smaller dinner.


[27:35] The Ketogenic Bible

  • The Ketogenic Bible: The Authoritative Guide to Ketosis makes understanding keto practical.
  • Jacob Wilson and Ryan Lowery offer a comprehensive look at the ketogenic diet and the fat-burning state it induces, ketosis.
  • Ryan’s favorite part of writing the book was looking up the history. For instance, Ryan found out the political motivations behind the reason’s society eats the way it does.
  • Butter is back, and avocado sales are soaring.


[35:00] The Applied Science & Performance Institute  

  • Their mission is to challenge current dogma in the health and human performance realms with new insight to effectively promote a healthy lifestyle and optimize physical performance.
  • They want the information they find out from research to get out to the masses as soon as possible.
  • To support the institute check out their website: The Applied Science & Performance Institute


[39:00] The Ketogenic Diet Puts You at a Metabolic Advantage 

  • You are burning fat at a higher rate with ketosis.
  • All calories are not the same. Carb calories vs. fiber calories are completely different.
  • If you are trying to diet on a low-fat diet vs. a low-carb diet, the adherence rate to a low-carb diet is much higher.
  • On a low-carb diet, people tend to eat fewer calories by nature.


[49:00] What Ryan is Most Excited About

  • The potential we see in the neurological areas is so fascinating because keto is much more than a fat loss lifestyle.
  • Keto provides a fuel source for the brain to utilize.
  • Ryan works with NFL alumni. Some of them can’t leave their house without a monitor because they don’t know how to get home. Instead of attacking it with drugs, it could be their brain starving for energy.


[55:30] The Definition of Perfect Health

  • Health is multifaceted. Living in a state of fulfillment and gratitude will take up a majority of our health.
  • We could be in a poor state internally, but if we are fulfilled, then we are in a far better state than someone who is not.




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