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Knowing all about healthy diet and nutrition is one thing but how do you take all that you learn and apply it to yourself and your own family, especially when it comes to raising your children in a healthy way? This podcast talks about incorporating routines, training and a healthy diet into your family as a whole.What happens when you eat nothing but bacon for 30 days? We talk with the man behind The Bacon Experiment and find out what happens to the body when you undertake such an experiment.
Danny Vega was the starting runningback for his high school football team and led the county in rushing yards. He went on to receive his bachelor's degree from Columbia University in 2004, where he was a member of the football team. After college, he pursued his Master's of Science at the University of Florida, where he worked with the national championship men's basketball team, women's basketball, tennis and golf. He then went on to become the Strength and Conditioning coordinator for VCU basketball, helping the Rams win the 2007 conference championship.
Maura Vega had a passion for dance since she was a young girl. She is classically trained in ballet, jazz, and contemporary. After high school she found herself struggling with her weight, and spent the next several years restricting food and even went as far as trying out a plant based diet for the sole purpose of "being skinny." A ketogenic lifestyle has not only freed her of her disordered eating, but she has also found relief from severe postpartum depression and anxiety.
These days, Maura and Danny can be found spending most of their time with their two boys. They have a unique way of thinking when it comes to children, and how to raise them. They unschool both of their boys who are also now following a ketogenic diet. Both boys have found relief from allergies and autoimmune issues with a ketogenic diet. They hope to inspire and change the way we see and treat children, and also how we feed them.
3:15 – How to consume Energy Pods?
11:44 – What kind of morning routines do you follow?
19:16 – How did you transition from Paleo to Keto to Carnivorous diet?
25:50 – How did you become part of Ketovangelist?
29:32 – What books or research helped you on your journey into Keto?
31:44 – Maura’s style of training and coming up with new exercises
34:38 – Sculpting the body vs functional training
35:40 – Danny’s style of training and cross training experimentations
40:30 – How resistance training changes as we age
42:20 – Should women be afraid of gaining muscles when they train?
45:52 – How do you as a woman reconcile with animal suffering when consuming meat?
52:40 – How do you navigate through social media?
58:27 – How do you raise children on a healthy diet?
1:08:43 – Nutrition for a mother during pregnancy and after having the baby
1:17:20 – How do you know if you’re doing a good job and what kind of conversations should you have in parenting and relationships?
1:23:19 – Introducing kids to physical routines and sports?
1:30:32 – How do teach children about failure?
1:33:44 – New projects up the horizon?
1:36:50 – Final Plugs
DANNY & MAURA LINKS
Danny Vega Instagram: Instagram.com/ketocounterculture
Maura Vega Instagram: Instagram.com/fatfueledmom
Fahad is the founder of Ketogeek and hosts the Ketogeek Podcast, a world class health show about food, nutrition and health. He is into resistance training, Ashtanga yoga, calisthenics and various forms of training styles. Armed with a idealistic goals distilled in a world of realism, his goal is to help the world make a better place. He leads a life of extreme generalism or as he describes it, 'The Renaissance Lifestyle'.