Going Down the Mindset Rabbit Hole with Roy Blenkin

Do you have a victim mentality? Roy Blenkin is a type one diabetic and went against the paradigm to control his condition by following a ketogenic diet as recommended by his endocrinologist. We began corresponding last year, and he's doing some amazing things in his life. It was a pleasure to have him on the podcast and I know you'll enjoy this episode as well.

What you'll hear:

  • What got him in to the keto/low carb space initially (2:31)
  • Diabetics and keto (5:25)
  • The catalyst for his shift from ultra endurance events to bodybuilding (10:36)
  • Overcoming alcoholism and becoming a diabetic basically overnight (12:35)
  • Not playing the victim (13:46)
  • Addictive tendencies towards food (20:42)
  • There's always a choice (26:48)
  • What is the scariest thing he's done that has pushed him outside his comfort zone (27:51)
  • Completely changing course (32:39)
  • The importance of living in the moment (35:33)
  • There is no "up" without "down" (43:01)
  • Fighting for what you really want (46:53)
  • Fearing the outcome but not making your own self-fulfilling prophecy (50:39)
  • Ownership (54:34)
  • The wellness retreat he's working on (55:52)
  • The benefits of a cold plunge (58:50)
  • The impact of protein on blood sugar (1:04:07)
  • Not sacrificing muscle mass when training for an endurance race (1:12:42)
  • No regrets (1:16:53)

Where to find out more about Roy:

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Robert Sikes


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