Our favorite guest and the World’s Greatest Formulator, Shawn Wells, joins us on National Keto Day to breakdown what Keto truly means and how it can be beneficial for overall health, if done correctly.
Wells is a Master of Public Health, Licensed Dietitian, Registered Dietitian, Certified Sports Nutritionist from the International Society of Sports Nutrition. He is also a Fellow of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. Shawn Wells is the world’s leading nutritional biochemist and expert on Health Optimization. He has formulated over 500 supplements and patented 10 novel ingredients. Formerly a Chief Clinical Dietitian with over a decade of clinical experience, he has counseled thousands of people on natural health solutions such as keto, paleo, fasting, and supplements.
As a world-renowned thought-leader on mitochondrial health, he has been paid to speak on five different continents. His insights have been prominently featured in documentaries, nationally syndicated radio programs, and regularly on morning television. Shawn’s expertise can help any health-conscious high achiever to better manage stress and experience higher performance and more energy through utilizing his practical wholistic solutions.
National Keto Day
What is the definition of diet? Scientifically, a diet is what you eat, but many people associate the word with restrictions. They think that a diet is a fast fix to a long term problem, but the fact is people don’t get unhealthy in a short period of time so they can’t recover from it quickly either. Diets might offer a quick outcome, but crash diets are physically and emotionally unhealthy. Taking your time while shifting nutrition means it’s also going to be far more long lasting and impactful. A better word for diet is lifestyle!
The whole point of a ketogenic diet is to shift into a powerful metabolic state during which the body is burning primarily fat (as ketones are derived from fats). Keto is a powerful tool for easy weight loss—by crushing cravings, creating boundless energy, clearing through brain fog, supporting a healthy immune system, building unwavering resilience and much, much more.
Keto Food Basics
Eat fatty fish and seafood three times per week. Focus on healthy fats like good oils and things like avocados! Go the extra mile for pasture-raised, organic meat, dairy and eggs. They can make a world of difference. Load up on veggies! If you snack on crunchy veggies like carrots and cucumber slices you are less likely to reach for the chips.
Keto, just like any other lifestyle, is about finding what works for you. There is no “one size fits all,” because lifestyle choices are like a compass—they might point you where you need to go, but you have to continually tune into your internal and external environment to get there.
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