Nell Stephenson, calls herself “The Paleoista” and with good reason. Nell was on the ground floor of the Paleo movement working with Dr. Loren Cordain when “The Paleo Diet” first hit ground in a big way on the net. Author of 2 Paleo cookbooks and Master Chef, Nell is a chef and nutritional consultant based out of Pacific Palisades near Malibu. Nell is also a elite Age Group Triathlete and in this interview you will learn how & why she made the transition from Paleo to a more OFM Paleo diet to increase her performance, health and recovery.
This is the first podcast of Arielle Fitzgerald's fascinating and continuing journey to performance and health using the OFM approach. Like most young women Arielle started off with a high carb / low fat diet and fueling which, along with the stress of growing up, school, athletics led her down a dark road of injury, chronic illness and depression....after learning of fat adaptation and starting down a road to healing by getting the body back to burning fat as fuel Arielle has not only regained her health but turned into one of Canada's premiere ultra distance runners which include a few world records (future podcast).
Nicole Recine is a registered nurse, certified diabetes educator, who has a Masters in Nursing from Rush University Medical Center. She not only practices a ketogenic lifestyle but embodies it! She instructs her clients on managing T1&T2 diabetes from a Low Carb/Keto perspective rather than the conventional ADA approach that gets results. This conversation with Nicole will give you a real world sense of just how tightly controlled and crucial Blood Sugar management is to help understand why becoming fat adapted is absolutely key to long term health, performance and sustainability.
One of the benefits of OFM is to enhance the sex hormones and their balance to provide for a healthy libido and the drive to perform in every aspect of your life! Additionally, the increase in aerobic capacity on a vascular levels has a profound benefit on the sex organs. Listen and learn why......
In his own words Andre calls his former self a "fatty", Hear how this former Australian Special Forces, Cisco/Samsung Exec, Firecam CEO transformed himself and how OFM and VESPA were critical final breakthrough steps in Andre reclaiming his health, performance and achieving his "Personalized Performance Potential". For Andre this transformation has inspired him to leave a very successful corporate executive career to dedicate it to helping others make that fundamental shift back to fat as fuel, the way Nature intended. Come listen to this wonderful and engaging conversation about a regular person making an extraordinary transformation and learn how you can make too!
In today's episode Stephanie, Naomi and Peter run through the Hard Reset. Peter goes into the physiological reasons why this is necessary to make the fundamental shift back to fat as fuel along with many of the pitfalls, ways to set your self up for success, The HR is the critical first step in your OFM journey so listen in to see how & why!
John Mahoney has one of the most moving and compelling stories on why humans truly need to get their body's back to burning fat as fuel. Diagnosed in 2012 with an aggressive form of brain cancer which only has a 2% survival John underwent surgery, radiation and chemotherapy John came upon the Ketogenic Diet as a means to control his seizures and place metabolic pressure on the cancer. Thus far John has not only survived this ordeal but is thriving! John is a much stronger and fitter person than he was prior to this life-altering event. During the summer of 2015 as John was looking to increase his performance to build robustness he came across VESPA and subsequently to contact VESPA and start a dialogue with Vespa GM, Peter Defty, on how he could use Vespa and a modified version of OFM to really up his game. Listen in as John discusses "The Race of his life!" (literally) and why the rest of us better be paying attention!
Christine Abrego was an "early adopter" of OFM. This is fitting because Christine is one of Silicon Valley's "Best & Brightest" analysts with lead analyst stints at Apple, Walmart and currently with Franklin Templeton. But all this talent and drive won't save you from the vagaries of high carb, low fat athletic diet. Christine's story is a compelling one. Its a lifetime journey but, as you will hear, it is on track as Christine has a wonderful husband and son and, along with her family and professional responsibilities is on the road toward her first 50 miler this April at the American River 50. Join us for another insightful conversation on why getting your body back to burning fat as fuel, the way Nature intended, not only makes sense but is crucial for vibrant health and athletic performance.
The Food for Thought Optimized Fat Metabolism (OFM) was born out the the quest for optimal health and endurance. The brains behind the OFM program, Peter Defty, found that using your fat for fuel can not only improve your health but can make you a better athlete. The OFM program helps to get the body back to its natural state of wanting to burn fat for fuel.