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Hack the Kraken's appearance on Jimmy Moore's podcast

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 09, 2012 at 8:40 PM

I just saw the link for Mat Lalonde's (aka the Kraken) appearance on Jimmy Moore's Ask The Low-Carb Experts podcast. Reading the topics they covered have me pretty excited about this ... Mat takes his "I'm a hardcore Harvard PhD biochem" bad self to Jimmy's world and talks food quality, carbs, and calories.

Have you listened to the podcast? What's your takeaway?

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on March 11, 2012
at 11:29 AM

@Wowza if you stick with it a few more minutes, it clears up.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on March 11, 2012
at 12:48 AM

I thought he did the show from inside a paper bag

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on March 10, 2012
at 11:23 PM

Love Jimmy but the sound quality of this particular one was so poor I couldn't get past 5 mins.

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on March 10, 2012
at 01:50 AM

I think he did reference the Inuit there - but he also referred to Ferris in there as well. Don't know what acute vs. chronic old would mean, but If I apply my overarching takeaway, then I guess, acute would be better? More --> ???

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on March 10, 2012
at 01:22 AM

I took the chronic exposure to be more related to Inuit etc... I think I need to listen 2x.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on March 10, 2012
at 01:21 AM

Yeah I have some cortisol issues. Carbs used to knock me out but not anymore so I'm on the mend but not there yet.

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on March 10, 2012
at 12:00 AM

Or, if you're still heavy but you're losing weight and it appears your metabolism is again healthy go for it (me.)

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on March 09, 2012
at 11:55 PM

Dang it I forgot this one - he used to restrict protein to induce autophagy and started getting sleep disturbances and other junk - but he reminds us that exercise induces autophagy, so since he's covered with that, he has upped the protein and eats it with every meal.

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on March 09, 2012
at 10:44 PM

Totally agree. If your metabolism is working like it should, go for it. If you are heavy your metabolism and endocrine system have enough problems already, and they don't need IF to complicate things.

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on March 09, 2012
at 09:20 PM

I heard only part of it so far, and ho-hum. I guess I am not all that interested in calories.

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0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

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on March 09, 2012
at 11:46 PM

I do like that he takes back what he says and does previously that does not work. The few things I took away are:

  1. Intermittent fasting should be intermittent, NOT chronic.

  2. Chronic carbohydrate restriction can cause your body to send starvation signals to it's central whatchamacallit (I did NOT go to Harvard, so apologies), especially if you do intense exercise etc.

  3. Sometimes lifting and walking are great - metcons or HIIT can be counterproductive (I think he said this).

  4. Vegetarians are not to be considered unhealthy automatically just because they don't eat meat (I think he even referenced Aravind in there).

  5. Cold thermogenesis as outlined in the 4 Hour Body may be counterproductive for fat loss according to him. He mentioned chronic exposure causing increased subcutaneous fat gain to serve as insulation - as seen in the Inuit.

I note a consistent trend in his interview - chronic stresses whether they be over/undernutrition - over/under exercise - over/under carb intake etc. can cause ill health while acute stresses can be beneficial, if done right.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on March 09, 2012
at 11:55 PM

Dang it I forgot this one - he used to restrict protein to induce autophagy and started getting sleep disturbances and other junk - but he reminds us that exercise induces autophagy, so since he's covered with that, he has upped the protein and eats it with every meal.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on March 10, 2012
at 01:50 AM

I think he did reference the Inuit there - but he also referred to Ferris in there as well. Don't know what acute vs. chronic old would mean, but If I apply my overarching takeaway, then I guess, acute would be better? More --> ???

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on March 10, 2012
at 01:22 AM

I took the chronic exposure to be more related to Inuit etc... I think I need to listen 2x.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on March 09, 2012
at 10:37 PM

Good talk. I like that he's open about his own mistakes as well as his successes! I like that he can admit that "Yeah that doesn't work".

I've tried IF and it sucked, was horrible. I agree 100% that acutely for a healthy person it's probably OK. For a fat guy? No.

Love the Kraken!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on March 10, 2012
at 01:21 AM

Yeah I have some cortisol issues. Carbs used to knock me out but not anymore so I'm on the mend but not there yet.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on March 10, 2012
at 12:00 AM

Or, if you're still heavy but you're losing weight and it appears your metabolism is again healthy go for it (me.)

E0250b1e6dc5ec1539ffb745042b4d80

(3651)

on March 09, 2012
at 10:44 PM

Totally agree. If your metabolism is working like it should, go for it. If you are heavy your metabolism and endocrine system have enough problems already, and they don't need IF to complicate things.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on March 10, 2012
at 03:00 PM

I found the commercial for "The low carb atha-leet" thingie quite annoying. lol

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on March 11, 2012
at 12:48 AM

I thought he did the show from inside a paper bag

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on March 11, 2012
at 11:29 AM

@Wowza if you stick with it a few more minutes, it clears up.

80890193d74240cab6dda920665bfb6c

(1528)

on March 10, 2012
at 11:23 PM

Love Jimmy but the sound quality of this particular one was so poor I couldn't get past 5 mins.

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