What happened to all of the Keto / Low carb Podcaster folks?

(cheryl) #1

I’ve been noticing a lot of people who used to have a weekly podcast have stopped doing it.

I used to listen to a bunch – I especially liked UK Low Carb but they seem to have stopped.

Do you think people have run out of guests to interview? Or are they just tired of doing them? Or perhaps it’s too expensive to keep running.

Is there anyone you listen to that you’d recommend?



(Ohio ) #2

From my perspective there’s only so much to talk about. I’m convinced that ketosis is the body’s natural state. Meanwhile, the world around me deems it as a radical, fad diet.

Listening to a keto podcast is a tough sell for me when the world leaders are constantly eating ice cream.

(Ethan) #3

I don’t go so far as to say it is “the” natural state, but instead “a” natural state. In a state diagram, each state has would have some possible prior states from which to transition. The body can be in either state from the either prior state, depending on the inputs (carbs). The key here is that it is a natural state.

(KM) #4

From my perspective, Big Food has a vested interest in keeping the (hemp-cotton-linen) Shirts and the (pry the meat from my cold dead hands) Skins in a perpetual black and white skirmish that avoids the idea that it’s Big Food and not whole food on either side of the periphery causing our health issues. GIve us misinformation and misleading, “inconclusive” nonsense tests. Distraction. Same playbook as big tobacco and big oil. Or maybe Keto skirts too close to a sensible compromise, and therefore the people addicted to perpetual Drama are bored?


Too many cooks in the kitchen! Every podcast, all the same guests, saying all the same stuff, last 2 yrs of it all seemed like a scheduled rotating circuit.

Plus, with Keto finally dropping out of fad status that doesnt help with getting new listerners.

(cheryl) #6

Yes. True. It also feels like Keto is being demonized again… and usually, it’s coming from the all plant-based diet vegan folks… Sigh… why can’t people just accept different diets work for different people? As long as they are getting healthy who cares.



(Robin) #7

Hmmm… I feel like it’s more mainstream. When I place an order at a restaurant, The waiter will often ask if I am keto and then make some suggestions as to how they can better adjust.
And lots of my “bigger” friends are taking it seriously now too.
Maybe all those fake “keto friendly” items in the snack aisle have made the word less daunting and foreign.


I type “keto” into the supermarket websites and get not just the expensive junk, but a lot of meat and such also. That didn’t use to be the case. The meat industry needs to catch on more and use keto as keyword.


I like listening to:

They have a mix of keto experts, science, and inspiring n=1 stories.

Great to see the evolution of thinking over time.

Has some excellent keto diet experts

The thing they all have in common is they are not trying to sell products.

Low Carb Downunder have opted for a video channel, rather than a podcast.

I’m glad the ‘flash in the pan’ keto profiteers are disappearing. Some are doing some keto bashing as they exit, to try and get a last few likes.

(Todd Allen) #10

Good list. I also like Bret Scher who used to do Diet Doctor but now does metabolic mind. I’m more interested in health aspects of diet other than weight loss.

(Bob M) #11

That does look like a nice one. I’m going to start to listen.

(Ohio ) #12

Militant vegans are often narrow minded/tunnel visioned. Bathing in “meat eater” misinformation that lumps ppl like us, with ppl that consume fastfood and donuts mindlessly.

I often switch to a vegan/fat based diet in summer for a few weeks because of the abundance of fruit. but I’m not crazy enough to join one of their echo chamber forums. Vegans would be so much better off to add coconut, cocoa and MCT fats in but you’ll never get anywhere trying to explain that to someone that thinks you’re stupid for eating meat.


The same could be said for keto and carnivores as well. There is no perfect diet. Some diets and protocols work for some, but not all. I suspect that as people try keto and lose weight, they stay with it until they stop losing weight. It’s at this point that they switch to another protocol such as carnivore, Omad, or some other extreme diet in the hopes of losing more weight. As somebody who began Keto over 12 years ago, I have seen a lot. For example, Keto people only read what they deem favourable and disregard any negative information on Keto. We love the more obscure doctors as well. Take for example Dr. DiNicolantonio’s book The Salt Fix. Some think this his information is the gospel. Yet a lot of his information is junk, cherry-picked and has been debunked. Even the studies he cites are poor. Yet we think he is king and we should increase our salt intake exponentially higher.

(Todd Allen) #14

Dr. Stephen Phinney I think was promoting adequate sodium intake on a ketogenic diet before “The Salt Fix”. I followed his guidance and think it may have helped as I transitioned to keto without any hint of keto flu or other issues many commonly report. Although after a few years on keto I experienced a worsening of a pre-keto tendency of episodic water retention and puffiness especially of my feet and ankles but noticeable throughout my body especially as I got leaner and could see fluctuation in muscle definition and vascularity between good and bad days. Cutting out added salt helped somewhat but foods such as salty cheeses and cured meats still caused trouble. About 3 years ago I found supplementing potassium as citrate and chloride greatly helped and I’ve been able to again eat a somewhat higher sodium diet without issue.

(Ohio ) #15

Or maybe he’s grifting by accident because of iatrogenic conditions that electrolytes recommendations remedy

(Bob M) #16

Although many of us do need more salt, or we get cramps. I’m one of those.

I think it’s one of those things that are impacted by the way you are. If you’re one of those people who can eat oatmeal for breakfast and that curbs your hunger for a while, then you think everyone is like this. Meanwhile, when I ate oatmeal for breakfast, I was freaking starving 10 minutes later.

If you’re one of those folks who don’t need extra salt when eating low carb/keto, you then think that’s the norm. But there are folks like Dave Feldman who have to eat a TON of salt. I’m in the middle. I have to eat a larger amount of salt, or else I’ll get cramps.

(Edith) #17

He also did a lot of conjecture, especially towards the end of the book. I don’t want conjecture, I want facts.


Is it strictly leg cramps or is it all muscles that cramp? If it is an electrolyte imbalance then does it make sense that only leg muscles would start to cramp? Why just the legs and no where else?

(KM) #19

I definitely think this is significant; the perception that mindful and meat-full are mutually exclusive.

(Edith) #20

I also get cramps without enough salt. It starts with my feet or calves if I’m only slightly off with salt. If I’m more deficient, my hamstrings cramp and oh my goodness, is that ever painful! I think the smaller muscles notice the deficit first. I also get pounding heart/heart palpitations without enough salt.