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The Girlfriend Doctor w/ Dr. Anna Cabeca

Mar 8, 2020

There is so much information, and misinformation, out there about what the best way to eat is. We think that you need to figure out the diet and lifestyle that works best for YOU. Brad Kearns joins me to talk about following the Keto diet, fasting, micro-exercising.

Brad explains how you can speed start the Keto diet by following his tips. Particularly, it is about being very strict right from the start: no sugars or processed carbs! Brad also mentions the type of people who shouldn’t follow the Keto diet.

We are both big believers in how incredible fasting, both intermittent and for days at a time, is for your productivity. Brad says that humans perform at their highest in a fasted state, and I have to agree - I actually fast for a few days before making any big decision as I feel I’m in my most mentally clear state.

Brad talks about the benefit of micro-workouts, especially in our modern society. Micro-workouts are small bursts of exercise throughout that keep your baseline fitness built-up at all times. People who are active throughout the day tend to have a higher fitness level than those who only workout at the gym a couple of times a week.

We talk about why your blood sugar spikes when you’re working out, even if you’re fasting or in a fasted state. Brad shares his desire to constantly challenge his food beliefs and why he thinks you should always question what you’re eating, what diets you’re following, and what the experts say. Finally, Brad implores us all to keep in touch with our youthful spirit for a long and healthy life.

Do you challenge your food beliefs regularly? Do you have any questions about the Keto diet after listening to this episode? Let me hear your thoughts in the comments on the episode page. If you have questions, email


In This Episode:

  • How you can speed start the Keto diet
  • Who can’t follow the Keto diet
  • How fasting makes you a more productive version of yourself
  • What micro-workouts are and how they can improve your fitness routine
  • Why your blood sugar spikes when you’re working out
  • Why you should challenge your fixed food beliefs
  • Why you need to cultivate your youthful spirit



“If we feel intimidated about fasting or we’re not sure how long we can last; when a 16-18 hour fast sounds too hard, my suggestion is to wake up in the morning and wait until you experience a true sensation of hunger to eat something.” (13:04)

“We live in a life of excess and indulgence and massive choice that’s overwhelming in the number of choices that we have. So if you can narrow things down, and make some commitments, I think you’ll get a really positive benefit, even if it happens to be something someone might dispute as the very best thing to do, it’s worth thinking about and trying out.” (39:50)

“Psychological age is by far the number one factor for your rate of aging and demise and longevity. Biological age is strongly correlated with psychological age. And then third, and a distant third, is your chronological age.” (42:07)



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