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Posted by Autumn Smith

Have you ever tried a keto diet (or been curious about trying it) only to decide it was wayyy too restrictive?

Leanne is an ultra passionate Nutrition Educator and food blogger in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Her goal is to help you do away with feeling overpowered and controlled by food by giving you the tools you need to inject your life with happiness, healthfulness, and a whole lot of dietary fat.

Basically, she's here to help you fall in love with yourself and relinquish your fear of eating fat.

Here's what you'll learn:
How Leanne because SO passionate about high-fat living
How to know if keto is right for you
*How Leanne's approach is different than standard keto
Leanne's 3 different versions of keto
*The keto path for those with hormonal issues
*The keto path for those who crave carbohydrates
*The keto path for those who want to see fast results
How to make keto feel liberating
How to use carbohydrates strategically and still be keto
When to eat carbohydrates for best results
How fasting fits into the keto lifestyle
The ONE thing you should never do while fasting
The most common food allergies for those Leanne works with
Whether or not "high protein" keto is actually a problem
*The difference between being fat adapted and being in ketosis
The populations who will benefit MOST from a ketogenic diet
How to do a "breakfast challenge" and why it will change your life
Helpful tricks for navigating the carb flu
*The beverage you need to calm the keto flow
Why being mindful of your electrolyte intake is important when you're in ketosis
How to tell when you are in ketosis (with and without testing!)
*Leanne's favorite "quickie" recipes for people who hate cooking
Leanne's favorite condiments for keeping keto delicious
What her dinner plate looks like
The keto-approved sweetener that makes her break out
*Three amazing remedies for acne that you've NEVER heard about!
And much more!

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Posted by Autumn Smith

Leanne is an ultra passionate Holistic Nutritionist and food blogger in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Her goal is to help people do away with feeling overpowered and controlled by food by giving them the tools they need to inject their lives with happiness, healthfulness, and a whole lot of dietary fat. She has spent over a decade revolutionizing her own perception of food and wellness by creating a life of kindness and acceptance toward herself!

She is inspiring, honest, experienced, and HILARIOUS!

I know you'll love her liberating and empowering approach almost as much as her innovative recipes (they are truly incredible)!

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So have a listen and learn all the ins and outs of a sustainable and empowered high fat lifestyle!

Here are some of the gems you're in for:

A personal fact she's never told anyone on a podcast before
What made her so passionate about a high fat lifestyle
How she felt as a vegan
Why the keto that works for men doesn't always work for women
Who will benefit from a ketogenic diet
Who should not be using a ketogenic diet
What her macronutrient ratios look like
Why she doesn't count her kale...
The one keto-approved food she avoids with GREAT results
Whether or not she thinks it's necessary to stay in ketosis to see results
A day in the life of her meals
How to make salmon cakes (delicious!)
Whether or not supplementing to stay in ketosis is beneficial
The dietary combo that can make cheat days dangerous
What "carb ups" are and why they might change your life
The signs that you might need a carb up
Why eating carbs at night is not always a terrible idea
What she does before every meal to get in touch with her body
How to know when you're in ketosis
The sweet spot for measuring ketones
The best tests for ketosis
How to save lots of money while testing for ketosis
How to get past those nasty cravings in the first 3 weeks
A fat-filled lunch you can make in 2 seconds flat
Her 3 favorite keto recipes
The sugar alternative that doesn't affect her ketones
Two sweeteners to avoid
Her favorite keto sweet treat!
How to make keto whipped cream in just a few minutes!
How to make a keto milkshake
Her 5 favorite supplements for rocking a keto lifestyle
The type of magnesium to take before bed to keep you regular
The supplement that can help you recover from exercise and stress more quickly
And much more!

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Posted by Autumn Smith

Nora Gedgaudas is a widely recognized expert on what is popularly referred to as the “Paleo diet”. She is the author of the international best-selling book, Primal Body, Primal Mind: Beyond the Paleo Diet for Total Health and A Longer Life. She is also the author of the best selling ebook: Rethinking Fatigue: What Your Adrenals Are Really Telling You and What You Can Do About It.

Nora is one smart cookie.

Her knowledge base was actually even wider than I had anticipated (which is pretty impressive because she's one of my heroes!) and it made for an incredibly FASCINATING and enlightening conversation.

Soooooo many "aha" moments!

Here are some of the fascinating tidbits you won't want to miss:
The dangers of chronically elevated blood sugar
A little known therapy that can heal your brain and mental health issues
How accurate is blood sugar as a measure of health?
How to identify blood sugar issues
How to keep your blood sugar steady
What ideal blood sugar readings look like
The importance and limitations of glucometers
Why certain foods trigger insulin but not blood sugar and why it matters
The sweetener that DOESN'T trigger insulin
Why certain people tolerate carbohydrates better than others
How to get your body to stop burning carbs so it can start burning FAT
What carb cravings say about our health
Supplements that help fight carb cravings
Health issues that could be at the root of your carb cravings
Why NO ONE has ever had a carb deficiency
The supplement company that puts GLUTEN in all their supplements
Why making your own ketones is always better than supplementing
The dangers of synthetic ketones
The ultimate goal of ketosis
And much more!

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Posted by Autumn Smith

At the age of 27 Andrew was diagnosed with an Anaplastic Astrocytoma, an incurable form of brain cancer. After following the standard treatment protocol, Andrew was left feeling sick and depressed by his lack of recovery and options. But he knew there had to be another options and was determined to find a better way.

And find another way, he DID.

Today Andrew is in full remission thanks to a ketogenic diet!

He's also dedicated his professional life to spreading the good news about how changing his diet, put his cancer in remission and saved his life.

So do yourself a favor and have a listen! It is truly an inspiring story about the NECESSITY of being your own health advocate. And it's incredibly entertaining too! You won't even believe the lengths Andrew has gone to (and the foods he's eaten)!

Let's just say, even the MOST health savvy of you probably aren't eating them!

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Posted by Autumn Smith

Listen as Jimmy Moore shares his remarkable story of how, after attempting a plethora of diets, a ketogenic approach finally enabled him to lose 180-pounds and come off prescription drugs for high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and respiratory problems. He was so inspired and empowered by his experience that he has since dedicated his life to spreading the word about ketogenic diets and is now the host of one of the top-ranked iTunes health podcasts, "The Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Show," and the author of Keto Clarity among other books. Jimmy is incredibly knowledgable and tons of fun so don't miss out! In today's show you'll learn:

-How he lost 100 pounds in 100 days following a diet that mainstream medicine says is dangerous
-The #1 mistake most people make that keeps them out of ketosis
-Why a low carb diet is NOT the same as a ketogenic diet
-Why he felt compelled to testify before the 2010 dietary guidelines panel
-How you need to eat to get into ketosis

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