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Champion's Mojo

Aug 12, 2019

This episode talks about something that affects all of us, every day, and that is the food that we eat, or don’t eat. You’ll learn about two of today’s most promising and popular newer eating regimens - the ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting. Hosts Kelly Parker and Maria Parker share their positive personal experiences with both diets (Kelly follows intermittent fasting, Maria follows ketogenic, or keto, eating). 

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More About The Ketogenic Diet

Followers of a ketogenic diet eat a high fat, moderate protein, and very low carbohydrate diet. Followers drastically reduce carbohydrate intake and replace those calories with fat. After an adjustment period, the reduction in carbohydrates cause the body to go into a metabolic state called ketosis. When in ketosis the body burns fat for energy much more efficiently.  The diet also can cause massive reductions in blood sugar and insulin levels. This, along with the increased ketones, has numerous health benefits The diet typically includes plenty of fats from nuts, dairy and healthy oils. Host Maria Parker bases her meals on fibrous vegetables first, with lots of fat and  moderate amounts of protein. 

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Benefits of Keto Diet: 

Keto and Acne:

How to get started:

More About Intermittent Fasting

Followers of intermittent fasting, or IMF, pick a core window of time to eat and then fast the rest of the time. The most recommended time frame is 16/8, or 16 hours of fasting and 8 hours of eating. If your goal is weight loss, IMF has been shown to help decrease body fat percentage while preserving lean muscle mass, especially when following the 16/8 method of fasting. If you want to enhance your performance while burning more fat, working out in a fasted state can help. Research shows IMF can also help regulate blood sugar levels, improving insulin sensitivity. This can help with weight loss and be beneficial for diabetes management. Many diseases can be linked back to chronic inflammation. IMF can help bring down overall levels of inflammation. Anti-aging cellular autophagy, or the process which your body cleans up dead cells and repairs damaged cells, is boosted with IMF. 

Read more about Intermittent Fasting:

Harvard Medical School:  

Beginner’s Guide to IMF:

Benefits of IMF for Body and Mind:

Episode Topics and Mentions

Ketogenic diet

Intermittent fasting



Michael Andrew



Caulipower Pizza

Almond flour


Elite cycling

Keto flu





Halo ice cream




Yoshinori Ohsumi

Reduction of skin sag

Traumatic brain injury

Alzheimer’s disease

Parkinson’s disease

Breast cancer


Red Skin Syndrome


Fasting Documentary

Science of Fasting 

HALT: Hungry, angry, lonely, tired/thirsty (are you eating for these reasons?)

SMERF: Sleep, Meditation, Exercise, Rest, Food plan 

Macadamia nuts 

MacFarms Macadamia nuts

Quest Bars

Celestial Seasonings Bengal Spice Tea

Pink Himalayan salt

Overeaters Anonymous

Food addiction

Disordered eating

Action Items From the Hosts 

Maria: If you aren’t happy with how you are eating now, do some research. Google different eating styles and make a plan. 

Kelly: If you feel hungry or overwhelmed, think about HALT and SMERF, and find out what your true motivation is. 

Quote of the Week: “Fasting is like spring cleaning for your body." - Jentezen Franklin

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