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What do LeBron James, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Kim Kardashian have in common? They’ve all been in the news for trying the ketogenic, or keto, diet. And it’s easy to see why: Leaders in the keto movement promise that the diet offers some pretty amazing results.
While admittedly constricting, the high-fat, low-carb diet has become increasingly popular for losing weight quickly and improving symptoms of ketosis, meaning that it burns stored fats for fuel.
If you’re considering the keto diet, these podcasts are packed with helpful information and motivational stories. We hope they’ll empower you with the tips, tricks, knowledge, motivation, and safety information to help you find success on the diet.
The Keto Diet Podcast
With four best-selling novels under her belt, Leanne Vogel is an expert on keto. Before finding the diet, Vogel struggled with an eating disorder, substance use disorder, hypothyroidism, missed periods, and hormone problems. She credits going keto with life-changing symptom management and recovery. Through her books, website, and podcast, she’s out to help others feel empowered instead of overwhelmed by food. Interviews and episodes of her podcast cover everything from eating disorder recovery through keto to diet science and tips.
The Paleo Solution Podcast
Robb Wolf is a former powerlifting champion and research biochemist. He’s also a nutritional expert. Wolf has written two New York Times best-selling books and served as a review editor for the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism. “The Paleo Solution Podcast” delves into all kinds of nutrition and fitness subjects, such as autoimmunity and training recovery. In this episode, Wolf speaks with Mark Sisson, a fellow best-selling author, about his new book “The Keto Reset Diet.” Sisson and Wolf chat about the basics of the keto diet, as well as how sleep, meal structure, supplements, and fasting play a role in your health.
2 Keto Dudes
Carl Franklin’s and Richard Morris’ health journeys are pretty incredible. After becoming significantly overweight despite their “healthy” diets, Franklin and Morris began developing serious illnesses. When medicine and further diet changes weren’t working, they turned to the keto diet. Now, they’ve not only successfully shed tons of weight, they’ve also lowered their glucose levels back to normal. “2 Keto Dudes” offers the first-hand insights of Franklin and Morris and their ketogenic lifestyle. Episodes explore a range of topics, from the science of ketosis to recipes, tips, and personal stories.
The Mind Body Green Podcast
After a disk injury, Jason Wachob sought an alternative to back surgery and medication. He healed himself through diet, meditation, yoga, and other practices dedicated to a healthy mind, body, and soul. Through his “mindbodygreen” podcast, Wachob brings you the best wellness experts in their fields. In this episode, Wachob interviews Kelly LeVeque, a certified holistic nutritionist and health coach. LeVeque, who works with celebs like Jessica Alba, explains how sugar, fasting, and the keto diet can shape your health.
Keto for Normies
“Keto for Normies” was started by Matt Gaedke and Megha Barot. Their blog offers tons of practical advice about actually living on a keto diet. This includes how to stay in budget and what you can actually eat at a chain like Panda Express. They continue to give their personal advice through their podcast series. They also speak with guests about everything keto, from the science to the business of it.
Ali Miller RD – Naturally Nourished
Dietitian Ali Miller treats food as the medicine to help you achieve optimal health. In her podcast “Naturally Nourished,” she dishes about nutrient deficiencies, disease prevention, and healing your body through functional medicine. This episode features Brian Williamson, a “ketovangelist” who initially turned to the keto diet to help with his son’s epilepsy. Listen to the episode to hear his advice on everything from how to know you’re in ketosis to how keto can give you a euphoria and impact your emotional well-being.
The Keto for Women Show
Shawn Mynar is the voice behind the “Keto for Women Show.” Mynar turned to the keto diet after a lifetime of dieting and a bad flare-up of ulcerative colitis. She advocates the diet to help other women achieve optimal health. However, she also believes that women should tailor the diet specifically to their health needs. Why do women need a diet different than men? She tackles that question in her first episode. She also covers specialty topics like hormonal needs, breastfeeding, and menopause.
If you’re looking to know more about the science of keto, this episode of “STEM-Talk” has you covered. The series is produced by a nonprofit lab called the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC). The episode features multi-award-winning computer scientist Ken Ford, who discusses his personal path on the keto diet, why he recommends it for an aging population, how to optimize your workout, and other ways to increase your health. If you love this talk, check out other relevant episodes in this series.
Keto Talk with Jimmy Moore and Dr. Will Cole
Health blogger Jimmy Moore and functional medicine practitioner William Cole, DC, have teamed up to highlight the latest in keto. They summarize and discuss news and headlines. Tune in for their take on which coverage about keto is accurate and what new findings may mean for your health. For example, in one episode, they mention a new study that found eating more carbs may make your sweat stinkier. If you have a question about the keto diet, you can submit it to the show at ketotalk.com.
The Tim Ferriss Show
Tim Ferriss invites guests at the top in their field to speak frankly about their work, current events, secrets for success, and other information. In this episode, guest Rhonda Patrick, PhD, a biochemist and scientist, answers questions about exercise, fasting, sauna therapy, fat loss, and more. In particular, she discusses the similarities and differences between fasting and ketosis. Patrick points out some advantages of both diets and several additional benefits of fasting over ketosis. You may also be interested in an even more keto-centric episode with Dom D’Agostino.