Monthly Archives: March 2019

Keto Happiness Show 10 | Andy Borland | Andy Borland’s Keto Diet Club



This episode Rob interviews Scotland’s own Andy Borland They talk remarkable weight loss, type 2 diabetes, Mindstore.com, Keto and LCHF in the UK.

Welcome to our humble Podcast Keto Happiness with me Rob Saunders, a 51-year-old Welsh Keto student of life.

Our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ketohappinessuk

We are now Tweeting! https://twitter.com/KetoHappiness

Instagram click here https://www.instagram.com/ketohappinessuk/

The podcast is for educational purposes only. The ketogenic diet has many proven benefits, it’s still controversial. It works for me and maybe is not for everyone.. Discuss any changes in medication and relevant lifestyle changes with your doctor.

If you fancy a quick guide to starting Keto – have a listen to our friends the 2 Keto Dudes http://start.2keto.com

Let me introduce myself 🙂 In Andy’s own words….

“I’m Andy Borland, 52 years of age & live in Falkirk, Central Scotland.

Never married or had children & I want both 🙂

Originally from Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, I’ve lived in Falkirk since 2002, the same year the Falkirk Wheel opened. Still, the world’s only rotating boat lift. We’re also home to the magnificent Kelpies, the world’s largest equine sculptures.

I graduated from Stirling University in 1989 with a Business Studies degree & have had a myriad of different jobs & interesting career moves.

Food retail management, financial adviser, adjustable bed sales, a multitude of sales positions, network marketing companies galore & finally at the age of 52 I’m getting to start not 1, but 2 new businesses of my own!

And why now?

It’s all thanks to a type 2 diabetes diagnosis on the 1st of June last year, discovering the Keto Diet, shedding 5 stone in 6 months & reversing out of said type 2 diabetes.

Life’s good. No, it’s bloody fantastic!”

https://www.facebook.com/AndyBorlandsKetoDietClub/ 

http://mindstore.com

 


Keto Happiness Show 9 | Carl Franklin of the 2ketodudes Podcast |



This episode Rob interviews Keto Dude Carl Franklin about the phenomenon that is The 2 Keto Dudes Podcast.  They talk keto, type 2 diabetes, healing through fasting, Ketofest and BACON!!!!!!!  It’s difficult interviewing one of your Keto heroes!

Welcome to our humble Podcast Keto Happiness with me Rob Saunders, a 51-year-old Welsh Keto student of life.

Our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ketohappinessuk

We are now Tweeting! https://twitter.com/KetoHappiness

Instagram click here https://www.instagram.com/ketohappinessuk/

The podcast is for educational purposes only. The ketogenic diet has many proven benefits, it’s still controversial. It works for me and maybe is not for everyone.. Discuss any changes in medication and relevant lifestyle changes with your doctor.

If you fancy a quick guide to starting Keto – have a listen to our friends the 2 Keto Dudes http://start.2keto.com

 

Carl Franklin

Carl Franklin (born 1967) has been heavy almost his entire life, with brief periods of weight loss and good health. After he quit smoking in 1991 he gained nearly 70 pounds, which wouldn’t begin to come off until years later when he discovered the Atkins diet.

Atkins proved to be hard to stick to. In hindsight, it’s because you slowly bring carbs back into your diet, and it’s too easy to skip the fat necessary to stay in nutritional ketosis, instead opting for ‘healthy’ foods like whole grain bread and fruits.

After a divorce in 2008, Carl went back to a ketogenic diet and lost 60 pounds. He went from 379 to 319 where he hit a wall. After being remarried, the weight slowly came back on until he was over 350.

His sugars had always been in control, though, because he occasionally would eat low carb for 4 or 5 days. That was enough to keep it just low enough so the doctors wouldn’t be alarmed. Pressure from friends and family to watch out for the ‘dangers of low-carb dieting’ always scared him away from fully committing.

In 2014 he convinced his doctor to let him try a new weight-loss drug, QSymia, which suppresses appetite. It worked at first. He lost about 20 pounds but found his appetite coming back. The dose had to be increased until he was taking what he thought was way too much. By the time he was at the third level of dosage increase his appetite was back to normal, and the weight came back on with a vengeance. Of course, he was eating the FDA food pyramid, which didn’t help his hunger. He went off QSymia, and gained even more weight.

In June 2015 Carl was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. His doctor knew about the benefits of low-carb diets, and encouraged him. In 2015 Carl learned that a close friend had colon cancer and went under the knife. This friend had gone ketogenic to keep his cancer in check, and it was working. Richard Morris was a mutual friend as well, and Carl had read about his success with keto on social networks.

That was it. He was 366 pounds. He knew low-carb was the only thing that worked for him. It was time. He started low-carb again in January 2016, and this time did the research that convinced him to go full-blown ketogenic. His doctor gave him the green light, and he began keto in earnest on February 1st, 2016.

When Carl started 2 Keto Dudes with Richard Morris, he had already lost 24 pounds and was on his way to recovery. After only 2 and a half months of keto eating, with no drugs and no exercise, he had lost a total of 35 pounds (11 on keto), and his HBA1C (a three-month average of blood sugar) went from 7.4 (diabetic) to 6.1 (pre-diabetic). In July 2016, Carl was 297 (70 pounds lighter), and his A1C was 5.9 (non-diabetic). By December he was 286 (80 pounds lighter). 2 Keto Dudes is the story of Carl and Richard as they navigate the ketogenic lifestyle. And, starting with episode #150 in January 2019, Carrie Brown replaces Richard as co-host and brings her amazing story.

Links http://2ketodudes.com 

http://ketofest.com

 

 


Keto Happiness Show 8 | Dr Suzie Edge | Suzie tells Rob about promoting benefits of Keto in the UK NHS and her own LCHF journey |



This episode Rob interviews Dr Suzie Edge about the Keto way of life, with a professional medical point of view.  They discuss Suzie’s own journey and her frustrations within the UK & global medical community about combatting  Type 2 Diabetes, Obesity and related medical issues.

Welcome to our humble Podcast Keto Happiness with me Rob Saunders, a 51-year-old Welsh Keto student of life.

Our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ketohappinessuk

We are now Tweeting! https://twitter.com/KetoHappiness

Instagram click here https://www.instagram.com/ketohappinessuk/

The podcast is for educational purposes only. The ketogenic diet has many proven benefits, it’s still controversial. It works for me and maybe is not for everyone.. Discuss any changes in medication and relevant lifestyle changes with your doctor.

If you fancy a quick guide to starting Keto – have a listen to our friends the 2 Keto Dudes http://start.2keto.com

Here is Suzie in her own words. “I am a doctor based in Scotland in the UK. After a first degree in molecular and cell biology, I went on to study medicine and now work in the department of trauma and orthopaedic surgery. I also recently completed a Masters in Modern History studying military medical hierarchies in the 19th century. I was introduced to low carb diets by my brother who gave me a copy of Gary Taubes book The Diet Delusion back in 2009. For ten years I didn’t really commit and felt like everyone thought it was mad. I would read around it, and try it here and there for a few days but always go back to standard diet. I ate lots of low-fat foods and calorie counted. Despite being into rugby, karate and being in the Territorial Army, I was fit but I put on more and more weight. Eventually, there was a moment where I decided enough was enough and I ditched the carbs and started reading. By now a large online low carb community had built up which helps. One year on, I’m 35lb down and feeling the benefits. I’m also a fan of intermittent fasting. I’m massively frustrated for so many of my patients who need hip and knee replacements but could benefit from so much more help with respect to diet and nutrition.”

Suzie can be found at

Instagram : doc.edge

Twitter https://twitter.com/edgesuz 

Facebook Against the Grain – Dr Suzie Edge @EdgeAgainstTheGrain  https://www.facebook.com/EdgeAgainstTheGrain/

Web/Blog http://suzanneedge.co.uk

Podcast http://whatifhealth.com/

Links we speak about in the podcast on Twitter

Vinnie Tortorich @vinnietortorich
Dr Brian Lenzkes @brianlenzkes
Dr Jay Wrigley@ketodocCLT
Dr Tro Kalayjian @doctortro
Shawn Baker @shawnbakermd


Keto Happiness Show 7 Sian Saunders | Sian interviews Rob about how they started a Keto lifestyle together



This episode Rob is interviewed and discusses the Keto way of life, with his wife, soul mate and best friend Sian Saunders.  They discuss their own journey from Sian’s introduction to a low carb way of eating to Rob taking it on board as well!  They discuss the challenges, successes and how easy this way of eating is in the UK & Ireland.

Welcome to our humble Podcast Keto Happiness with me Rob Saunders, a 51-year-old Welsh Keto student of life.

Our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ketohappinessuk

We are now Tweeting! https://twitter.com/KetoHappiness

Instagram click here https://www.instagram.com/ketohappinessuk/

The podcast is for educational purposes only. The ketogenic diet has many proven benefits, it’s still controversial. It works for me and maybe is not for everyone.. Discuss any changes in medication and relevant lifestyle changes with your doctor.

If you fancy a quick guide to starting Keto – have a listen to our friends the 2 Keto Dudes http://start.2keto.com


Keto Happiness Show 6 Daisy Brackenhall | Keto Woman Podcast | ketowomanpodcast.com | talks to Rob Saunders



This episode Rob talks to the Keto Woman…Daisy Brackenhall about challenges after bariatric surgery, her journey from low carb and beyond, and of course food.  We also discuss shopping in the UK compared to the US and have a right good natter!

Welcome to our humble Podcast Keto Happiness with me Rob Saunders, a 51-year-old Welsh Keto student of life.

Our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ketohappinessuk

We are now Tweeting! https://twitter.com/KetoHappiness

Instagram click here https://www.instagram.com/ketohappinessuk/

The podcast is for educational purposes only. The ketogenic diet has many proven benefits, it’s still controversial. It works for me and maybe is not for everyone.. Discuss any changes in medication and relevant lifestyle changes with your doctor.

If you fancy a quick guide to starting Keto – have a listen to our friends the 2 Keto Dudes http://start.2keto.com

Daisy Brackenhall is a Brit who lives in southwest France and is an ardent keto advocate. Keto has brought many changes to her life (including dramatically improving her depression and migraines) and she is passionate about sharing the sense of empowerment that comes from getting to grips with your health and wellbeing so that more women can benefit. Daisy is a podcaster, runs a fantastic all-women Facebook group called Kickarse Keto Bitches, and is an admin on the Ketogenic Forums. Her podcast is called Keto Woman and you can catch up on all the episodes at KetoWomanPodcast.com

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/KetoWomanPodcast/

Tweet at https://twitter.com/Daisy_KetoWoman

Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/ketowomanpodcast/