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.
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
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
Brian Williamson - The Ketovangelist
Fidel's Top Tips
- Don’t focus on the numbers
- Eat Intuitively
- Be patient
"As soon as I read Art & Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance, it made sense to me."
"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."
"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."
"I was a slave to food."
"Weight loss is side benefit but there is energy levels, how you feel, sleep better, cognitive benefits."
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