October 29


008: Fidel Gonzalez – Fasted long distance cycling

October 29, 2020

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Fidel Gonzalez

 has been living a ketogenic lifestyle for the last 6 years which has improved his quality of life.  Despite having been fairly active most of his life with running and going to the gym, he struggled with weight gain as he aged.  At 40 years old he had his  first hip replacement and was advised to not run due to it being a high impact activity and may affect the lifespan of the hip replacement. After completing his  hip rehabilitation he then took up cycling with a vengeance which helped achieve some weight loss but only to a point.  It wasn’t until he turned 46 years of age that he discovered LCHF/keto and haven’t looked back since.

He was always very active but couldn’t understand how he kept putting on weight.

At 39 he was diagnosed with early onset osteoarthritis. He had one operation that didn’t help and that was followed by a full hip replacement and then the other hip 18 months later.

Fidel’s wife is low carb as well as his daughter and mum. He helps lots of people to change their way of eating.

Fidel uses exogenous ketones, both ketone salts and ketone esters, before races and before exams. He uses them strategically because of the cost, it is not feasible to do this all the time.

Unless Fidel is doing extremely long races of over 8 hours he fasts prior to and during a ride. He only drinks water and black coffee.

Resources Mentioned

CAC Scan in the UK 

In the UK, CAC scans are private for example: 


PHCUK Ambassadors Program 


Game Changers movie


Professor Richard Fields UK surgeon 


New Atkins For a New You: The Ultimate Diet for Shedding Weight and Feeling Great - Dr Eric C Westman, Dr Stephen D Phinney and Dr Jeff S Volek


This is the original book by Dr Robert Atkins

Dr Atkins New Diet Revolution: The No-hunger, Luxurious Weight Loss Plan That Really Works! - Dr Robert C Atkins


The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance - Dr Jeff S Volek and Dr Stephen D Phinney


The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living - Dr Jeff S Volek and Dr Stephen D Phinney


The Big Fat Surprise - Nina Teicholz


Diabetes Epidemic and You - Dr Joseph R. Kraft


Eat Fat Get Thin - Dr Mark Hyman


Real Meal Revolution - Prof Tim Noakes


YouTube resources

Dominic D’Agostino 


Jeff Volek 




Tim Noakes 


Keto UK (Previously Keto London) - WhatsApp group and meet ups



Jimmy Moore - Livin La Vida Low Carb

Ivor Cummings - The Fat Emperor 

Mark Sisson - Primal Blueprint

Carl Franklin, Richard Morris and Carrie Brown - 2 Keto Dudes

Jason Fung

Brian Williamson - The Ketovangelist

Fidel's Top Tips

  1. Don’t focus on the numbers
  2. Eat Intuitively 
  3. Be patient


"As soon as I read Art & Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance, it made sense to me."

Fidel Gonzalez

"I had to get out of the paradigm that I needed carbs for exercise, that I needed it for endurance exercise or else I’ll get low blood sugar and I won’t be able to exercise."

Fidel Gonzalez

"It is not about getting the blood ketone number high, it is about the benefits you get from eating a certain way and living a certain way: less inflammation, less oxidative stress, more constant energy."

Fidel Gonzalez

"I was a slave to food."

Fidel Gonzalez

"Weight loss is side benefit but there is energy levels, how you feel, sleep better, cognitive benefits."

Fidel Gonzalez

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