Sugar is killing you and carbs are making you fat. This is the bold claim behind the ketogenic diet — an ultra-low-carb, high-fat diet gaining popularity with those trying to lose weight, with disorders like epilepsy, and just trying to live a healthier life.
Nutrition is tricky to talk about and to “do” because much of the existing information appears to conflict. “Do this to live a healthier life,” might read one source, but another says, “no! If you do that, you will die!” This keeps many from starting on a path to better nutrition and healthier living.
Danny Vega is the co-host of the Ketogenic Athlete podcast, a graduate of Columbia University, a football player, powerlifter, and all-around athlete. Danny explores what the ketogenic diet is, myths about fat and carbs, some facts about powerlifting, and how sugar is actually killing you.
All episodes of Doers are produced by Lacey Peace.