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22 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Luis Villasenor. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Luis Villasenor, often where they are interviewed.

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22 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Luis Villasenor. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Luis Villasenor, often where they are interviewed.

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Luis Villasenor & Tyler Cartwright

Primal Blueprint Podcast
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Elle Russ chats with KETOGAINS co-founders Luis Villesenor and Tyler Cartwright.  

Luis has always been passionate about fitness due to a personal interest in improving his own physique. Always curious in learning the “whys and how’s” of how it all works, he has been studying and researching nutrition and strength training since he was 17.Upon discovering ketogenic diets in 2001, Luis has been on a low carb regime ever since, which he has used to favorably recomposition his body and improve his health.

Luis decided to develop KETOGAINS to share his experiences and knowledge and help people attain their health and fitness goals. Luis is regarded as one of the most experienced and knowledgeable persons on Low-Carb / Ketogenic dieting, and is the “go to guy” when applying a Low-Carb diet for Bodybuilding and Strength Training by well-known and respected insiders, leaders, influencers of the low carb/paleo and general fitness community.

Tyler Cartwright has a fascination with learning, reading, and self-improvement. A decade ago, with his weight at a hulking 505 lbs, his doctor told him, "All-in-all you're as healthy as a horse, but you're also as big as one.  I'm not going to test your blood for what I know we will find, because I think you can fix this with diet and exercise."  After pressing the issue, he tested his blood at a private lab and found his HbA1c to be over 13 (Type 2 Diabetes).  Upon hearing that, he embarked on a journey to leverage that knowledge along with some passing experience and knowledge of a ketogenic diet to improve what was sure to be a food-shortened life.  Along the way, in addition to resolving Type 2 diabetes, he shed 295 lbs without the aid of surgery or medication.  His wife has lost over 125 lbs.   

Ketogains can assist you with your fitness and health goals through the knowledge, experience, and passion of their multidisciplinary team of professionals with varied and complimentary experiences, qualifications, and skills that have helped define and refine their protocols: Nutritionists, Fitness Trainers, Health Coaches, MDs, Dentists, Plastic Surgeons and Scientists and Researchers are part of our Coaching and Advisory Team.


Aug 05 2019

1hr 11mins


RS: Andrea Nittoli, Luis Villasenor

Roadstories Podcast
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Andrea Nittoli and Luis Villasenor discuss performing in casinos the crazy rules you have to follow... and of course, the drunks.

Jun 30 2019

1hr 3mins


#84 Luis Villasenor - Chubby to Anorexia to Muscle Gains

High Energy Girl
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Upon discovering ketogenic diets in 2001, Luis has been on a low carb regime ever since, which he has used to favorably recomposition his body and improve his health.

Luis is regarded as one of the most experienced and knowledgeable persons on Low-Carb / Ketogenic dieting, and is the “go to guy” when applying a Low-Carb diet for Bodybuilding and Strength Training.


May 22 2019



Heard some Krazy Keto Myths? Luis Villasenor of Ketogains Clears Them Up! Podcast #15

The Fat Emperor Podcast
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Heard some Krazy Keto Myths?  Luis Villasenor of Ketogains Clears Them Up!  Podcast #15

 Caught up with Luis Villasenor of Ketogains fame - at Low Carb Mallorca. Great conversation on many myths concerning Keto and muscle building, and other aspects of keto diet for optimal health. Sound quality not amazing, and I've changed to a new model of lapel mic after this experience - need directional designs to cut out the background! 




00:00 Protein and Carbohydrate and Insulin’s effects in building muscle

06:33 The average person is different than the elite bodybuilder – how to use protein properly

12:44 Challenges with aging and muscle maintenance, fat avoidance   

15:37 The power of Protein Sparing Modified Fast (PSMF)   

18:55 The importance of eating for “nutrient density”   

20:00 A calorie is of course not just a calorie – and corporate influences  

25:40 Protein and cancer? The MTOR discussion  

30:08 The war for and against Low Carb diets continues 

Apr 02 2019



KDP Ep 032: Luis Villasenor and Tyler Cartwright of Ketogains

Ketodontist Podcast
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Hey gang! Welcome back to the Ketodontist Podcast! This will be the last episode of 2018, and boy what a show to end the year with. Today we catch up with a few fan favorites: Luis Villasenor and Tyler Cartwright, the co-founders of Ketogains. So not only is this the first episode that we've had multiple guests, but both are returning guests as well.

If you haven't had the chance to listen to their individual episodes, I highly encourage you to do so.

In THIS episode we discuss:

The story behind the creation of Ketogains

What separates Ketogains philosophy from the mainstream keto scene

What are the best practices when going Keto

Why some people need to hear some "tough love"

The psychology of change

New improvements to the Ketogains Bootcamps

An exciting launch of a new product (hint: It's got what plants crave)

Announcing Dr. Matt joining the Ketogains coaching team


If you enjoy today's show, please leave us a 5 star or written review, as this is how we continue to grow the show and spread the word!

Links to resources mentioned in the episode"

Luis IG: @darthluiggi

Tyler IG: @ty_cartwright

And lastly, you can support the show and purchase Robb Wolf's Keto Masterclass by visiting

Dec 30 2018

1hr 40mins


Part 16 - Luis Villasenor on Implementing a Keto Diet & Building Muscle

Peak Human - Unbiased Nutrition Info for Optimum Health, Fitness & Living
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Luis is a smart and level-headed guy that doesn't get caught up in a lot of dietary dogma. He has been helping people lose weight and get in better shape for many, many years. He’s the cofounder of an awesome community called Ketogains. You need to google some photos of him to make sure you appreciate the advice he gives. He definitely is proving you can gain muscle on a keto diet even though most people believe you need a ton of carbs to do so. Take a listen and I think you’ll enjoy his simple message, which is definitely not just for people trying to get swole.

I’ve gained muscle on somewhat of a ketogenic diet over past 6 months and just released a video on youtube showing all the details because a lot of people have been asking about it. We also are back on Indiegogo with new “It’s what else you eat, not the meat” shirts and now unisex tank tops. We still need your support to make the Food Lies film happen. My production partner and I are matching every dollar that comes in, but we still have a ways to go to reach the full budget. Thanks so much and enjoy the episode.

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Show Notes

  • Luis is the co-founder of but it’s not all about bodybuilding. It’s more about nutrition and staying fit and many clients are middle aged women.
  • It’s not only low carb all the time, but it’s usually better
  • His story of being chubby as a kid, then skinny as a teen
  • Used a low carb approach to gain muscle after college
  • Fat is a lever
  • His rhyme: Protein is a goal to make you grow, carbs are a limit to stay below, and fat is a fuel so you are not slow
  • Don't chase ketones, chase results
  • You don’t really need to be measuring ketone levels unless you are using keto in a therapeutic context to treat a disease
  • What is the role of protein and how much do you actually need?
  • Gluconeogenesis
  • Just eat nutrient dense foods and don’t worry about counting calories or ketones
  • Your body doesn't know what you are deficient in
  • Can be malnourished and obese at the same time
  • Answer is nutrient dense foods
  • Can’t replace one bad habit with another
  • At some point you have to reduce calories one way or another
  • Our ancestors managed calories naturally
  • Prehistoric fruits were much different in edible mass and lower sugar
  • People thinking baked apple pie with agave is part of a healthy paleo diet
  • Need to change your relationship with food
  • Got no time for keto breads and cheats
  • Food has become and entertainment industry. Scientifically developed to make you eat.
  • Cheesecake exists - it's your job to eat it responsibly
  • Cost is not an excuse - eating healthy can actually be cheaper
  • Can easily eat for $5-7 per day
  • Sardines are cheap, delicious, and super nutrient dense
  • Luis’s best sources of protein and vegetables
  • More efficient metabolism when very fat adapted and eating low carb for a long time
  • Evolutionary perspective on getting the most energy from things we do
  • You can pig out at a bbq and just make it a warrior meal and not have to eat again for 22 hours and you’ll be fine
  • Intermittent fasting and condensed eating windows, or as he calls it “intelligent intermittent fasting”
  • Training fasted is not good for building muscle
  • Appropriate feasting after fasting
  • Gaining muscle on a ketogenic diet
  • Insulin is a nutrient transport signaling hormone
  • Can you lose weight and/or remain thin while building muscle at the same time?
  • What about people new to lifting weights?
  • Compound lifts - multi-joint exercises.
  • Bayesian Bodybuilding
  • Can actually train every muscle group 5 times per week for more gains
  • Training each muscle group separately is known as the “bro split”
  • He has 3 routines that he cycles through, each focusing on a lift, but includes full body
  • Cardio myths
  • It’s way more about diet than exercise
  • Going to failure?
  • “That which cannot be measured, cannot be managed” using apps or notebooks to track weights and routines
  • You need to push yourself each week and constantly be adding weight


Preorder the film here:   Film site: YouTube: Sapien Movement:   Follow along:   Theme music by

Sep 20 2018

1hr 25mins


How to Build Muscle on a Keto Diet (Ketogains Review) • Luis Villasenor

Biohackers Lab: Health Show for How to Live Your Best Life
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Ketogains founder, Luis Villasenor, is today’s guest interview. Luis shares with us how we can gain muscle and improve body composition using the ketogenic diet. He helps to explain why we don’t need lots of carbohydrates to grow and maintain muscle and how our body makes glycogen without them. We then find out about how to work out the optimal amounts of protein, carbs and fat we need for our health goals. We also go into discussing weight loss, training tips, timing protein shakes, best protein sources, insulin, best fat sources, training schedule, muscle soreness and strength training for women. Go to the show notes for episode 60 at for more links & highlights.

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Jul 27 2018



Episode44- Luis Villasenor and Dr Tyna Moore: Keto Pitfalls

Pain Free & Strong Radio Dr Tyna Moore
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Join me as I interview Luis Villasenor to discuss all things keto and strength training, as well as some common keto pitfalls.

Jul 20 2018



024: Luis Villasenor - Building Muscle on The Ketogenic Diet and Why Carbs Aren’t Essential For Performance When You’re Fat-Adapted

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When you do strength training on a carb-based diet, you need a lot of carbs to build and maintain mass. 

However, those rules go out the window when you follow a ketogenic diet and become fat-adapted.

Building muscle and getting stronger without depending on carbs is completely possible on keto.

Today Luis Villasenor explains exactly how to optimize your ketogenic diet for muscle building, including how much protein to eat, the best fuel sources, and the electrolytes you need. 

Luis is the founder of Ketogains, a website that helps people achieve an optimal body recomposition through a ketogenic diet and fine-tune their diet to reach their health goals. 

He has been powerlifting and strength training on a keto diet for years, so he's living proof you don't need to load up on carbs to grow. 

Join us to learn how a keto diet can boost your gains -- carb-free.

Jun 18 2018

1hr 11mins


Luis Villasenor of Keto Gains talks techniques and keto strategy!

The Keto Savage Podcast
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In this episode, I talk with Luis Villasenor, the founder of Keto Gains. We talk about his motivation behind starting Keto Gains and some of the techniques he has learned along the way. Luis has been following a ketogenic diet for over 17 years and has learned to truly optimize his body in the process. We talk about improving cellular efficiency and how to optimize the macronutrient ratios. We touch on ketone testing and what supplements are beneficial to include. We talk about some of the training techniques Luis uses in his power-building protocol. We cover all kinds of data, techniques, tips, and strategy in this episode!

Feb 19 2018

1hr 16mins