Following a Ketogenic Diet After Bariatric Surgery

Have you had bariatric surgery and are perhaps worried about the safety of a ketogenic diet? Kirk Shelley suffered from type 2 diabetes which almost left him blind. He has undergone bariatric surgery and adopted a ketogenic lifestyle to maintain his weight loss and overall health. He's got a very inspiring and interesting story and I know you'll take something from this episode.

What we discussed:

  • Kirk's background and why he chose bariatric surgery (1:39)
  • The variations of bariatric surgery (3:47)
  • Following a version of keto prior to undergoing surgery and the weight loss he experienced (5:44)
  • Processed foods and high carbohydrate diets (8:12)
  • The downsides and challenges of bariatric surgery (11:03)
  • When he decided to follow keto post-surgery (18:39)
  • A typical day of eating for him (19:16)
  • His feelings on Ozempic (21:45)
  • Carbohydrates as an addictive substance (27:31)
  • Benefits of an elimination diet (33:26)
  • Total food freedom (35:08)
  • Weight training (41:08)
  • Being a positive role model for his children (49:52)

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Robert Sikes


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