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The Keto Savage Podcast

Podcast discussing fitness lifestyle, the keto diet, science, nutrition, contest prep, the fitness industry, business, and the pursuit of happiness!  There will be several different podcast guests that will consist of athletes, experts in the health and nutrition industry, and other people of interest!

Feb 13, 2023

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)


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