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This episode’s guest is Diane Sanfilippo! Diane is the owner and founder of Balanced Bites, a certified nutrition consultant, the New York Times best-selling author of Practical Paleo and The 21-Day Sugar Detox, and the coauthor of Mediterranean Paleo Cooking. She’s also the author of The 21-Day Sugar Detox Daily Guide, and her most recent book release is Keto Quick Start.
Diane holds a BS from Syracuse University and is certified in holistic nutrition, holistic lifestyle coaching, and Poliquin BioSignature Modulation. She is the cocreator of the Balanced Bites Master Class and the cohost of the top-rated weekly health podcast The Balanced Bites Podcast.
In 2016, Diane released an updated and expanded second edition of her runaway hit Practical Paleo, which has sold over half a million copies and spent ninety-seven weeks on the New York Times best-seller list. Diane lives in San Francisco with her husband, Scott, and two fur kids.
You can find more from Diane on Instagram (@dianesanfilippo).
In this episode, Diane talks more about the process of writing her book, why she decided to write Keto Quick Start., and her approach to the ketogenic diet. We discuss protein intake on keto, if too much protein will actually kick you out of ketosis, and how to get into ketosis to begin with. She also shares her recommendations for therapeutic ketosis, how to adjust keto for fat loss, and how to gain weight on keto. She discusses if you should go low carb if your adrenals are taxed, how keto might affect your workouts, what to do if you have digestive issues on a ketogenic diet, the top mistakes people make on keto, her experience on the carnivore diet, and more.
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