While I totally and utterly love my job, one of the best parts of my day is listening to podcasts. It makes the day go by so much faster and the information I get from them is invaluable. Essentially, it’s like a free, new audiobook every week!
While the podcasts I listen to aren’t specifically keto-focused, there’s a lot of overlap between it and the primal/paleo/whole foods/ancestral eating community.
Here are four of my consistent favorites that I am sure to never miss!
1. Balanced Bites
I absolutely adore Balanced Bites and I look forward to it every Thursday. Within two weeks, I went through the entire archive on iTunes. The two cohosts, Diane Sanfillipo and Liz Wolfe are anything but ordinary and it’s totally refreshing!
Diane is an extremely knowledgable person in the field of nutrition and whole food eating. Particularly, I love that she doesn’t put up with the dogmatic approach that many people have when it comes to nutrition. She believes that everybody is different and no one method will work for everyone. While she claims that she is not the “funny one,” I often find myself laughing at her witty remarks and lack of understanding of pop culture references (I can totally sympathize) with her cohost, Liz Wolfe.
Liz is an absolutely awesome cohost. Much like Diane, she is a wealth of information and really shys away from the militancy of things like “Paleo Perfectionism.” Her focus is on a whole mind/body approach and when combined with Diane, they are a delightful knowledge repertoire! Liz is notorious for her humorous homesteading journeys (her goat stories make me literally laugh out loud) and ability to insert obscure pop culture references into just about anything they discuss.
All in all, Balanced Bites is a great resource for people who are interested in the science of nutrition but have a hard time understanding the studies. Liz and Diane are like my buffer between science and understanding!
2. Low Carb Conversations
Low Carb Conversations is an excellent podcast that is hosted by none other than Jimmy Moore, and his sidekick, Dietitian Cassie. The format of the podcast is very unique. Each week, new guests are brought in from various places on the web to discuss recent articles involving nutrition and the high-fat, low-carb movement.
Jimmy is a leader in the low carb movement and currently follows (and is also writing a book about) a ketogenic diet. He is a lively character with a trademark southern accent that is full of whimsy and the determination to put information on the low carb diet out there. He has successfully lost almost 200 pounds! How inspiring is that?!
Alongside Jimmy is his cohost, Dietitian Cassie. Cassie is a registered dietitian from Minnesota whose dietary teachings always include adding more healthy fat! Not only is Cassie so knowledgeable in nutrition, but her charisma is second to none. Her passion for nutrition and dedication to teaching is prevalent in each and every episode.
What I love about this show is how many different points of view you are able to see on the different topics. Sure, it’s a no brainer that they’re all going to agree that lower carb is better than the Standard American Diet(SAD) overall, but the deeper conversations that branch off into many different areas is what makes this podcast a must listen!
3. Livin La Vida Low Carb
Livin La Vida Low Carb is another podcast that is hosted by Jimmy Moore. This show is primarily focused more on interviewing experts in the field of low carb nutrition and health. If you were to look on his website, you would see that Jimmy has produced almost 800 episodes of interviews. If you are looking for the ultimate archive of podcasts to listen to, definitely check this show out. If you were to add up all of the run time, it is easily over a months worth of podcasts (assuming you were listening to them 24 hours a day!)
Some of my favorite episodes include:
- 533: Dr. Terry Wahls Uses The Paleo Diet To Heal Her Body From Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- 734: Maria Emmerich Teaching The Art Of Healthy Low-Carb, High-Fat Cooking
- 689: Bill Staley And Hayley Mason Inspire You To ‘Gather’ Around Paleo
4. The Paleo View
Sarah is one of the brightest people I’ve ever heard speak, plain and simple. Coming from a scientific research background, her depth of knowledge in the way the body works is absolutely insane. Keeping that in mind, Sarah has successfully fought multiple autoimmune disorders with diet and has become one of (if not thee) most influential faces in the autoimmune ancestral eating community. While she is very scientific driven, her ability to explain complex topics in easy to understand concepts is truly remarkable. You will not get lost in a sea of unpronounceable words and ideas on the Paleo View!
Stacy is essentially Superwoman. No, really. She was recently a winner of a Strongman competition, has written multiple cookbooks, blogs regularly and still manages to raise an awesome family. Her niche in the Paleo community has been invaluable as a resource for families who are trying to follow the paleo/primal/ancestral eating lifestyle. It doesn’t hurt that Stacy is absolutely hilarious and has a voice that is very easy to listen to!
There you have it guys! My favorite podcasts. I highly suggest subscribing to these podcasts and listening to them weekly, if not picking through their archive of information!
What are your favorite podcasts? Post below!