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The Keto Kamp Podcast With Ben Azadi

Nov 27, 2020

Today, I am blessed to have two phenomenal athletes, experts on fitness, and passionate health crusaders, Matt Gallant and Wade Lightheart.

Wade Lightheart is one of the world's premier authorities on Natural Nutrition and Training Methods. He has authored numerous books on health, nutrition, and exercise, sold in over 80 countries. Wade is sought out by athletes and high-performance oriented individuals worldwide for his advice on optimizing their health and fitness levels.

Matt Gallant is a serial entrepreneur who's collected over 7 million leads in various industries, scientifically tested well over 10,000 different marketing ideas, generate tens of millions of dollars online, and built his international dream lifestyle. Matt currently resides in Panama with his beautiful wife.


In this episode, Matt Gallant and Wade Lightheart open the show speaking about the four stages of fat adaptation. In the first stage, your body will not be efficient in utilizing ketones. After your body is fat-adapted and you have been following the ketogenic lifestyle, your body will start to hold onto glucose in the muscles. Matt and Wade explain how you can reset your leptin levels by refeeding twice a week. Plus, we talk about when it's essential to pay attention to your ghrelin levels. Tune in as we speak about the importance of fasting, magnesium, and why you should consider having a limited food selection.

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[02:15] About Matt Gallant

  • Using keto, Matt went from 147 to 235 naturally. There was some fat in that weight gain, but there was also a lot of muscle.
  • Matt became obsessed with bodybuilding and would work out twice a day.

[03:45] The Four Stages of Fat Adaptation

  • The Keto Flu Phase
    • When you start keto, your body is not efficient in utilizing ketones for energy.
    • You will not have energy during this phase.
  • Feeling Good
    • You will start to reap the rewards.
    • It’s the right time to cut carbs and boost fat.
    • You want to force your body to become efficient and effective in burning fat as fuel.
  • Start Carb Cycling
    • Start doing some carb refeeds.
    • Bump up protein.
    • This phase will last nine months.
  • Long-Term Keto
    • Exercise performance will be as good as it was on carbs.
    • You hold onto more glucose in the muscle.

[17:00] Resetting Your Leptin Levels

  • Matt had lost thirty pounds of body fat. He wanted to lose ten more pounds before his wedding.
  • If you lose weight too fast, then your body will get triggered for survival mode.
  • As soon as your body becomes threatened that it might starve, it will increase your hunger hormone, ghrelin. It’s not a bad thing to experience hunger from time to time.
  • Two refeeds each week are ideal and optimal. It will help you reset leptin.
  • If you refeed for two days, you will regain lost muscle tissue.

[37:25] When To Pay Attention To Your Ghrelin

  • When fasting, your body will pump out ghrelin an hour before your typical mealtime is.
  • If you eat at 9 am, then at 8 am, you will get a ghrelin spike.
  • If you skip breakfast for three to five days, then your ghrelin spike will disappear.
  • What makes someone fail a diet is hunger and cravings.
  • When you’re dieting, you’ll be facing some hunger. The way a diet will work is if you can manage the hunger.
  • Most people just quit their diets because of their willpower.
  • What’s the difference between psychological hunger and physiological hunger?
    • Most people’s hunger is psychological.
    • The benefit of fasting and keto is that you can discern the difference between psychological hunger and physiological hunger.
    • There is a benefit to go through hunger phases.

[44:10] Following Keto Without A Gallbladder

  • If you are going to attempt keto without a gallbladder, get yourself some medical advice. You can get into a lot of trouble if you mess this up.
  • When you eat something nasty, the damage is going to happen in your liver or gallbladder.
  • If you have a high calcium-based diet, you can impair enzymatic function.

[48:30] Breaking Your Fast As A Female

  • Females do better if they break their fast in the morning.
  • Men do better if they break their fast later in the day.
  • Hormones peak and cycle – it can affect your mood, productivity, and your ability to maintain your diet.
  • Females can get into the ghrelin monsters faster than men do.

[50:45] The Importance Of Having Less Food Selection  

  • Less food selection is much better for a whole bunch of reasons.
    • You are making fewer decisions.
    • There will be fewer cravings.
  • However, don’t eat the same thing every single day.
  • Instead of having forty different meals that you rotate from, maybe have ten or twelve.

[53:10] How To Support The Mitochondria  

  • The biggest hack you can do is high-intensity interval training.
  • Most hormone-related stressors will improve mitochondria like cold showers.
  • Eat high-quality food and avoid toxins.
  • Get Magnesium Breakthrough to repair your nervous system: (use code ketokamp).
  • Magnesium will help you stay relaxed and calm.



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