How To Get Fit With Keto_ Drew Manning - Ep. 207 OPEN SKY FITNESS PODCAST

How To Get Fit With Keto: Drew Manning – Ep. 207

“The biggest part of a transformation is not physical; you can give someone the best meal plans, workouts, or macros for their body type but it doesn’t matter unless they’re able to overcome their own mental and emotional challenges. That’s how you make a true lifestyle change.” – Drew Manning 


On this week’s episode of the Open Sky Fitness Podcast, we have Drew Manning returning for the second time! In our first interview with him, we talked all about his initial Fit2Fat2Fit journey. In this episode, we’re discussing all that he has done since then including the launch of his A&E show – Fit to Fat to Fit. Not only that, but we discussed what he would have done differently during his experiment including getting fit via the Ketogenic Diet. Before we knew it, we were in a deep conversation about the Keto Diet including the following topics:

  • The science behind the Ketogenic Diet
  • How Keto can help you get fit
  • What foods you should eat and stay away from while on Keto
  • How to test your Ketosis levels properly
  • His top food hacks for eating Keto foods on the go


Breaking Through Mental Struggles

Besides the Keto Diet and his wellness journey, Drew also shared the best way you can get out of an emotional and mental funk when it comes to focusing on your health:

  • Find a support system – in real life or online
  • Be surrounded by like-minded people who are going through similar journeys
  • Have a safe place to ask questions as well as ask questions and give answers
  • Sign up for something that gets you out of your comfort zone but is still challenging so that it forces you the train
  • Check out private Facebook groups or coaching apps such as MyFitnessPal

These might not work for everyone but Drew has seen that it’s so much more beneficial than just giving someone a 30 Day plan they do on their own.

Get Fit With Keto

How can you survive the dreaded Keto Flu? What are the best foods to eat to get and stay in Ketosis?

To be in good health while experiencing the Keto Flu, there are two very important things you should do:

  1. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
  2. Supplement with sodium, potassium, and magnesium to avoid an imbalance of electrolytes.

While on the Ketogenic diet, you won’t be as hungry – you’ll only be eating 2-3 meals a day of high-quality, healthy fat like:

  • Steak
  • Salmon
  • Chicken thighs
  • Whole eggs
  • Butter
  • Cream
  • Coconut oil
  • Ghee
  • Avocado

Your diet should be 5% carbohydrates (30 grams a day or less) from nutrient-dense vegetables including:

  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Cauliflower
  • Broccoli

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About Drew Manning

How To Get Fit With Keto: Drew Manning - Ep. 207Drew Manning is a NASM Certified trainer, author of NY Times Bestseller: Fit2Fat2Fit, blogger and fitness enthusiast. Drew’s health program has been used by thousands of people all across the world. He has been featured on shows such as: The Tonight Show, Dr. Oz, Dr. Drew, CNN, The View, Good Morning America, Nightline and more. You can learn more on his website

Drew’s goal is to inspire people to get fit, teach them how to do it and give them hope that it IS possible to get fit and stay fit. He wants to share his comprehensive fitness knowledge with his followers so that they can know how to lose weight successfully, even though for many it’s going to be a struggle.

What You’ll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob and Devon

1:30 Check out last week’s show: OSF 206 – The Power of Mindsets: Fixed Vs. Growth Mindsets

2:40 Getting healthy is easier than we think. Find out more in our next official Sky Fit Challenge starting July 16.

11:00 A recap on Drew from our last interview with him back in 2016.

13:35 The lessons and side effects he learned and experience during his Fit2Fat2Fit experiment.

15:30 Strategies he uses and suggests to help people break through their mental and emotional struggles.

18:00 How to get to the root of what’s emotionally and mentally holding you back from focusing on your wellness.

20:40 What he would’ve done differently during his initial Fit2Fat2Fit experiment.

21:20 How the Ketogenic Diet has changed his mind and body function.

22:20 His A&E Fit2Fat2Fit TV show – what various diets each participant follows on the TV show.

24:40 Various contestant’s result and how one struggled to get back to fit after gaining weight and another was a married couple.

28:30 Who is the Keto diet for? What’s the best process of doing it?

30:20 How to combat the Keto Flu during the Ketosis Transition.

31:20 What foods do people eat on a Ketogenic diet?

33:25 How you can keep track of your diet and supplements to ensure you’re moving into Ketosis.

35:50 How reliable it is to test your Ketone levels via blood tests.

37:30 How to make the Ketogenic diet part of your lifestyle even while traveling.

40:40 The fad part of the Ketogenic Diet and different brands offering labeled “Keto” products that are actually processed.

43:00 The most important factors to consider when changing your diet.

44:00 Calorie deficit – is it necessary to focus on it?

45:00 Specific workouts you can do in order to reach your fitness goals.

46:00 His 60-DayKeto Jumpstart Program that you can sign up for today and what you can expect from it.

50:00 The benefits of focusing on just creating one habit each month.

51:50 Drew’s own struggles with staying healthy and how he overcomes them.

55:15 His next plans for the future.

56:15 The benefits of MCT oil and how to add MCT oil powder to your coffee instead of coconut oil or preparing a Bulletproof coffee.

58:40 Closing comments with Rob and Devon.

1:00:40 Open Sky Fitness Closing






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As part of the 7 Day Paleo Reset, we will provide you with:

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  • Various content resources including generational eating habits, the importance of building a wellness community, and how to begin a new healthy lifestyle.
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