#318: KETO 101 - The Right and Wrong Way to Do It with Yemeni Mesa
Yemeni Mesa has spent his life pursuing two passions that are as different as night and day - his love for sugary, carby foods and all the pleasure it brings and an equal love for being lean, strong and healthy. These opposing forces put him on a mission to optimize his health without compromising on the great joy that food brings. In this episode of Renegade Radio the former bodybuilder, entrepreneur and founder of HEKA Good Foods shares some of his best strategies for enjoying food while still being jacked and strong. Listen as we discuss: His earliest memory of wanting to be big and strong. [2:45] His path from bodybuilding to medicine. [4:14] How was he first introduced to Scott Connelly of Met-Rx? [6:12] The fascinating career path he embarked upon after his time with Met-Rx. [9:00] The BIG brands he has been associated with. [14:10] His candid take on his time with Quest Nutrition. [16:40] The growing pains of scaling a business. [19:50] The passion and drive behind his new venture. [24:12] When did he first start keto? [28:58] Keto 101: The benefits, mistakes made, lessons learned & MORE. [32:35] What did he change nutritionally, while being in ketosis, and training in a muscle building phase? [40:15] How he trained while fasted. [43:15] The importance of having sodium in your diet. [45:25] Why he aims to feel better over being big and strong. [47:00] Has he tried the carnivore diet? [48:37] How does he fuel his workouts? [49:48] Any essential supplements he recommends? [51:45] His go-to supplement to take before any cheat meal. [52:55] Why keto is NOT a diet, but rather a metabolic state. [54:57] What does the future look like for HEKA Good Foods? [58:10] This episode is brought to you by Renegade Strong. If you want to build a lean, jacked and strong body with short workouts you can do at home, Renegade Strong is exactly what you need. Click HERE to join the thousands of people who've built the body of their dreams without turning their life upside down to get it. This episode is also brought to you by Cured Nutrition. Cured Rise is a caffeine-free daytime CBD nootropic supplement. Infused with 9mg of Broad Spectrum CBD extract, it encourages sustained wakefulness and focus and promotes stress resilience. Cured Zen is a CBD sleep supplement that encourages relaxation, helps you ease away the stress of the day with all-natural ingredients and improves sleep quality. Click HERE to get yours today and use the coupon code, “Renegade” for a 15% discount.