Episode 115: Matt Whitmore and Keris Marsden


Description: Host Brad Kearns welcomes Matt Whitmore and Keris Marsden in a joint podcast with Fitter Food radio channel in London! Their second book, Fitter Food, Second Helping is coming out soon. Their first book was a big seller in Europe under the title, Fitter Food, and in the U.S. under the title Paleo Primer. They have their own training/fitness facility in London where they work with individuals helping them learn all about the paleo/primal lifestyle.

Keris and Matt discuss how a proper nutrition regimen for athletes has evolved over the years. They look at how much carbohydrate is needed for fueling exercise, as well as how much training is helpful or damaging. They explore how much ketosis is needed for high endurance performance and if are there negative side effects to long-term ketosis.

This entertaining podcast will inspire listeners to question what you thought you knew about training and carbo-loading.

Show Notes:

  • This couple from England has come up on their own with their second book on healthy eating. It is written in a fun and easy style that is very helpful for explaining paleo/primal nutrition. [00:02:32]
  • What have they actually seen as to the differences it what works and what doesn’t? [00:08:47]
  • Really??? Are fats helpful when you want to lose weight? [00:11:49]
  • How can one control his or her satiety level when the food tastes so good? [00:13:02]
  • If a person wants to lose excess body fat, is it always carb restriction that will make it happen? [00:15:21]
  • How important is the exercise routine? [00:17:16]
  • To the endurance athlete in Britain, how is the paleo style concept being accepted? [00:22:01]
  • Can one who wants to do intense explosive and high power exercise, adhere to the low carb, paleo diet? [00:25:41]
  • To the athletes, be they amateur or elite, how important is paying attention to the heart rate training zones?  [00:28:44]
  • What is the best way to set yourself up for success for a competition? [00:34:10]
  • How would a triathlete, for example, be able to transition from carbs into the more paleo style diet? [00:38:18]
  • What happens if one doesn’t slow down the training in their effort to improve their body composition? [00:42:45]
  • Does Brad regret the time spent with the high intensity training when he was a competing triathlete? [00:50:46]
  • Paying attention to your body and realizing that you need to slow down is highly sophisticated. [00:55:48]
  • Does one have to be ketogenic if they are going to be competing in long distance events? [00:57:25]
  • Are there negative side effects in being in long term ketosis? [01:00:57]
  • The paleo style diet is not rigid and restricted.  It is good to give your body a look at different things. [01:05:24]
  • In many fitness facilities people come in expecting for a push by a screaming trainer. When they come to Matt and Keris, how does that differ? [01:09:39]
  • What is in the new book Fitter Food, Second Helping? [01:15:08]

Selected Links:
Dave Epstein
Faster Study
Fitter Food
Fitter Food, Second Helping
Mark’s Daily Apple
The Paleo Primer
Phil Maffetone
Primal Blueprint 90-Day Journal
Primal Blueprint Publishing
Primal Endurance
Whitmore and Marsden

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