EP134: Will Adapting to a Ketogenic Diet Help Athletes Workout More Efficiently? With Dr. Dom D'Agostino


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Today we revisit episode 031 with Dr. Dom D'Agostino. We dive into whether or not the Ketogenic Diet will help athletes workout more effectively.

Dr. Dominic “Dom” D'Agostino is a Professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of South Florida. He joins Drew to discuss how athletes can obtain peak performance and resilience through nutrition and a ketogenic diet. As a Senior Research Scientist at the Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition, Dr. D'Agostino focuses on developing and testing metabolic therapies using a ketogenic diet and supplements. He enjoys working out and bodybuilding, so he knows first-hand how effective this therapy can be.

Key Takeaways:

[6:02] Dr. D'Agostino has always been interested in nutrition, but it was neuroscience that led him to ketosis.

[12:11] What is nutritional ketosis? How do you reach it? What are the benefits of being in a ketogenic state?

[20:56] A ketogenic diet can have very different results on men and women’s bodies.

[22:46] What are some industry myths about ketosis or other considerations Fit2Fat2Fit listeners should know about?

[29:14] Most people can benefit from a ketogenic diet, even if they do it intermittently to gain lean muscle mass.

[36:44] The field of nutrigenomics will have the capacity to predict deficiencies by analyzing a drop of blood.

[40:03] Dr. D'Agostino shares tips for a 3-week trial ketosis diet.

[42:57] What about a ketogenic diet for endurance athletes, CrossFit athletes and football players?

[58:10] Exogenous ketones - Why is everyone talking about them and how do they work?

[1:05:20] Your body could go into a state of stress when first starting a ketogenic diet.

[1:09:20] Our brains and cells are already hardwired to use ketones as an energy source.

[1:15:54] If a person does eat a ‘treat’ food, what can they do to minimize the impacts of glucose?

[1:21:20] Why aren’t you studying the microbiome?

[1:25:14] Dr. D’Agostino answers questions from Facebook.

[1:30:28] The Lightning Round!


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