January 21, 2019

Eating for business success, with Thom King

Episode 857:

Thom King always struggled with his weight before adopting a ketogenic lifestyle. In Guy Gone Keto he details how perseverance and a high-fat, low-carb diet enabled him to drop five waist sizes in a single year. His essential wellness program includes tips for reading and understanding food labels, supportive techniques to make you feel capable and empowered, as well as tasty recipes and easy-to-follow meal plans that will keep you fit and healthy for life.

Thom King is the founder and CEO of Steviva Brands Inc., one of the largest importers, manufacturers, and distributors of natural sweeteners. A self-described “bio hacker,” he has made it his life’s work to study food science and use his knowledge to help people eat healthier, avoid harmful sugars, and maintain diet and exercise habits that defeat metabolic disease. His company, based in Portland, Oregon, derives its name from stevia, the South American plant extract that is calorie-free yet three hundred times sweeter than sugar, and does not contribute to the combination of metabolic diseases that Thom calls “diabesity.”

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • What has been happening with Thom and his business since his previous appearance on Onward Nation in episode 589
  • Why Thom decided to write his book “Guy Gone Keto: How to Lose Weight, Feel Great, and Achieve Lifelong Fitness”
  • Why Thom started living a ketogenic lifestyle, and what changes it brought to his life and wellbeing
  • Why improved sleep and a corrected sleep cycle have been tremendous benefits Thom has received from his new lifestyle
  • How liver health can impact all aspects of your life, and how a ketogenic diet can help with liver health
  • How the ketogenic diet works, what foods are acceptable, and how to properly balance your foods to maintain ketosis
  • Why the first week is the most difficult, and how you will begin to see changes almost immediately
  • How balancing your microbiome can help with decision-making, depression and energy levels
  • Why you should research the real science behind the principles of the ketogenic diet and its benefits
  • Why shaming yourself–especially body-shaming–is only harmful and why self-acceptance is important

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Stephen Woessner

Stephen is the CEO of Predictive ROI and host of the Onward Nation podcast. He is the author of two bestselling books, speaker, trainer, and his digital marketing insights have been featured in SUCCESS, Entrepreneur, The Washington Post, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, and other media.