Dana Interviews Fred Hahn (Ep. 2)

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Today Dana is back with episode 2 of her breakout new show, Dana’s Low-Carb For Life! This episode features listener advice on best tips for success on a Low-Carb diet, a hard look at “The Rice Diet,” and a great interview with author and fitness trainer Fred Hahn. Also, what seasonal food pitfall does January have to offer, and how can you avoid it? Dana knows!

Don’t miss this must-hear treat for the ear!

Show Links:
Fred Hahn’s Serious Strength Studio
The Slowburn Fitness Blog
The 2011 Low-Carb Cruise

10 Replies to “Dana Interviews Fred Hahn (Ep. 2)”

  1. I’d call in, but I hate the sound of my recorded voice.

    The biggest obstacle to consistently following a low carb lifestyle is lack of planning. When I’m in my regular routine, and I have plenty of low carb food available, I’m good and can stay on track easily. It’s when my routine is disrupted for some reason (I just had a baby, my husband’s working a lot of overtime, the weather’s cold and miserable so we don’t want to leave the house…), that’s when I get off track – and it’s because I don’t have low carb food on hand to tide me over. That makes it really easy to justify getting takeout Chinese food or KFC because “they’re not that bad carbwise” which is only true compared to other bad options out there but throws me out of weight loss mode anyway.

    Also, the fact that I haven’t yet come across a satisfying low carb french fry alternative. If we can solve that one, I think I’d be good 98% of the time 🙂

  2. I was so honored to be on the show today!!! Your podcast is awesome and you are inspiration. The cookbook rocks too! It was definitly been a great tool in my success. My biggest challenge is food days at work. Its like every week! My manager even brings cookies to the meeting and everyone tries to get me to eat “non foods”. As well as telling me my brain won’t function without grains! Well I was smart enough to get over the low fat fad! Can’t wait until next weeks podcast! -Katie

  3. I am loving your podcast shows. Now you need to start a forum for us!

    Thanks for giving us the ability to download these shows and listen when we choose. Your podcasts are TERRIFIC!

  4. P.S.

    Dana I have a great idea for a podcast interview for you. Do you remember Nancy Moshier? She was a R.N. who lost an incredible amount of weight doing low carb. She was quite popular back in the early 2000’s, even writing articles for Low Carb Living magazine. Her two cookbooks Eat Yourself Thin Like I Did, and Eat Yourself Thin Fabulous Desserts really got me started on lowcarbing.

    I tracked her down on facebook. She is now living in Texas with her husband Ron, and they own a restaurant called Little Italy which is quite popular. The facebok link is Ron and Nancy’s Little Italy. Some recent photos of her show she is as trim and beautiful as she ever was, and a popular restaurant dish is a low carb salad she presented on the Tony Danza show a few years back.

    If you could interview her, what a coup that would be! She’s been out of the limelight for a few years now.

    And how about tracking down Lora Rudner from Low Carb Luxury, another “oldie”?

    I’ll bet these folks have a treasure trove of info they could share, making for unique podcasts!

  5. Hi Dana, I tried to call your 412 area code number three times, but it is not working. So I thought I’d ask my question here:

    How do you count sugar alcohols? Some plans just don’t deal with them! Some plans tell you to totally subtract them; some tell you to NOT subtract them. I’ve done some research, and diabetes educators tell their patients to subtract 1/2 the sugar alcohols from the nutritional label, from what I understand.
    What is your take on this, considering a lot of products contain these alcohols.

    I recently bought a product called Diabetisweet. It is a sugar substitute with all the properties of sugar. It claims zero glycemic response and lists only Isomalt and Acesulfame-K as its ingredients. Each teaspoons contain 4.4 grams carbs, which include 4.4 grams sugar alcohols. Count or not? This is a popular product, so I’m sure others are wondering as well!


  6. Your podcasts are very interesting, but is there some way to raise the volume? I have my laptop volume up all the way, and also the volume on your site. Still, I can only listen late at night when the house is extra quiet. Occasionally you drop your voice, so I don’t get a word or sentence.

    Also, would it be possible to put the length on screen at the beginning of the epidose? Sometimes I would like to know how long it is.

    1. Sorry, Maryanne, this latest one was a bit hinky because the difference in levels between Dana and Judy had to be re-mixed so they could both be heard. Are all the episodes hard to hear for you? I pipe my audio out through amplified speakers, so I never noticed a problem.

      The running time for all eps should be right about 30 minutes. We went over by a few on episode 5, but 30 minutes should be the standard.

  7. The idea of high intensity slow rep workouts is very old (70 years). While it may good for people with injuries and conditions, the claim that it is /more/ effective than tradition strength training is not supported by good science.
    And a standard ketogenic diet is not great for a high intensity strength training routine since you need carbs to build strength and muscle mass

  8. Hi Patrick – you said:

    “The idea of high intensity slow rep workouts is very old (70 years).”

    You are correct. It’s probably even older than that. As you know, back in the 40’s and 50’s it was called MC/MM and it was used by strength enthusiasts and body builders to break plateaus and correct poor weight lifting form. You’re one of the few people who know how long it’s been around.

    “While it may good for people with injuries and
    conditions, the claim that it is /more/ effective than tradition strength training is not supported by good science.”

    This is an odd thing to say since you seem to know the history of slow training. As I said above, slow rep training has been used by strength enthusiasts for decades. And yes it is great for people with injuries since slow rep training promotes good exercise form and is a superior strength stimulus.

    As for there being no “good science” to support it, there are in fact a few decent studies that have shown slow rep training to be superior to conventional rep tempos conducted by Dr. Wayne Westcott. None have showed slow rep training to be inferior – none that have any validity to them mind you.

    “And a standard ketogenic diet is not great for a high intensity strength training routine since you need carbs to build strength and muscle mass”

    You do not need carbs to build muscle. That’s absurd. You need fat and mainly protein to build muscle. Do lions need carbs? They’re pretty muscular if you ask me. Ask the Masai warriors if they are lacking in muscle. How about the Inuit?

    And what pray tell is a standard ketogenic diet? The only diet I know of that would make it really hard to build muscle would be a vegan diet – plenty of carbs there!

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