33: Kidney Stones, Fat Offsetting Carbs, Losing Too Much Weight, Dairy-Free Keto, Medications

33: Kidney Stones, Fat Offsetting Carbs, Losing Too Much Weight, Dairy-Free Keto, Medications


If you are interested in the low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat, ketogenic diet, then this is the podcast for you. We zero in exclusively on all the questions people have about how being in a state of nutritional ketosis and the effects it has on your health. There are a lot of myths about keto floating around out there and our two amazing cohosts are shooting them down one at a time. Keto Talk is cohosted by 10-year veteran health podcaster and international bestselling author Jimmy Moore from “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” and Arizona osteopath and certified bariatric physician Dr. Adam Nally from “Doc Muscles” who thoroughly share from their wealth of experience on the ketogenic lifestyle each and every Thursday. We love hearing from our fabulous Ketonian listeners with new questions–send an email to Jimmy at livinlowcarbman@charter.net. And if you’re not already subscribed to the podcast on iTunes and listened to the past episodes, then you can do that and leave a review HERE. Listen in today as Jimmy and Adam share more keto wisdom with you today in Episode 33.

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KEY QUOTE: “There is always in my house a large Mason jar of bacon grease. My home has become like my grandmother’s home and we cook on cast iron skillets. The only we don’t have yet is the covered wagon in the backyard. That might come sometime.” — Dr. Adam Nally

Here’s what Jimmy and Adam talked about in Episode 33:

– Did my ketogenic diet lead to the development of kidney stones?

Hello Jimmy and Adam,

I have been eating keto off and on for the past three years. In April, I got really sick to my stomach for a couple of days and started to get a strange pain in my left side. It got progressively worse until I had to go to the doctor about it. By this time I could hardly talk because the pain was so intense. The doctor said I had the most kidney stones he’s ever seen for someone so young and I have a family history of kidney stones. Because many of them were so large, he said I’d need to undergo treatment to have them removed.

Ever since this incident with the kidney stones, many people have told me my ketogenic diet did this to me. I don’t believe that after reading Keto Clarity and other resources on ketosis, but I would love a more elaborate explanation to give to these “negative” people in my life. My doctor said my diet doesn’t matter and that I need to drink a LOT more water to prevent this from happening again. Did keto do this to me? And what can I do to help prevent this from happening again? Potassium? Fermented foods?

THANKS for considering my questions and I love your show.

Best regards,

Emma in Sweden

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1. Can consuming more dietary fat offset a carbohydrate indiscretion to remain keto?

On one of the Facebook groups I’m on, people are often posting pie charts of their macronutrients to show what percentage of fat, protein, and carbohydrates they are consuming. One of the recent entries was from one who claimed they balanced out a slice of wedding cake they consumed by drinking a half cup of olive oil to keep themselves ketogenic. After reading Keto Clarity, the takeaway I took from that wasn’t necessarily about percentages as much as it was keeping carbohydrates low to your tolerance level, not exceeding your personal protein threshold, and then eat fat to satiety without necessarily worrying about calories. So how can this person justify drinking more fat to offset the wedding cake? This doesn’t make sense to me.

Thank you,


2. How do I keep from losing too much weight while eating a ketogenic diet?

Hi Jimmy and The Doc! I’ve recently discovered your podcast and have been binge listening to get caught up.  They’re extremely informative and a great resource! Thanks for all the great info!

I was wondering if you guys have any advice on maintaining weight while following a keto lifestyle. I’m 42 years old, female, 5’6″ and 125 pounds. I’ve struggled my entire life with a low appetite and low weight and can only easily put on weight when I eat “carbage.”  My physician has recently prescribed Topamax 50 mg for migraines which makes the poor appetite even worse. I’ve been following a traditional Atkins diet for many years and recently tried a switch to keto to help transition my body composition from mostly fat to lean muscle.  The problem is with my already poor appetite, I just can’t seem to maintain my weight and the pounds are dropping off me at an alarming rate (down from 125 to 118 in one week).

I have a crazy, busy lifestyle which I’m sure doesn’t help. As a Physical Therapist and my typical day starts between 3:00-3:30AM with 1-2 hours of of cardio and weight lifting followed by a 10-12 hour workday 5 days/week.  I tried putting coconut oil in my coffee and making fat bombs, but the lack of appetite and busy schedule are still working against me.  I’d like to try keto again but I don’t want to lose any weight in the process.  Suggestions?



3. What dairy-free fat and protein foods can I consume on keto?

Hi guys,

I love listening to your show and keep up the great work!

I am intolerant to the casein (protein) in dairy. What sources of fat and protein can I eat if I can’t have dairy? Are there resources for eating dairy-free keto?

I’m looking forward to continuing to listen to your show.

Warmest regards,

Penny in Australia

KEY QUOTE: “While eating fat, and to a lesser degree eating protein, can slow the absorption of carbohydrate so you could ostensibly be ketogenic, I don’t know the rhyme or reason behind drinking a half a cup of olive oil to try to offset the carbs.” — Jimmy Moore


– Are there any medications keeping me from losing weight on keto?

Hey Jimmy and The Doc,

Thanks for the awesome podcast, I really dig it. I started eating keto a couple of months ago and lost about 10 pounds right away. But I’ve been stalled ever since. I’m wondering if you know of any medications that might be preventing me from reaping the full weight loss benefits I should be seeing?

Specifically, I’ve been on a statin since 2008 when I had an A-Fib episode and an angiogram showed plaque. My doctor is very reluctant to take me off of it due to my family history of cardiovascular issues. I’m also taking medications for heartbeat regulation (cardizem), high blood pressure, and a baby aspirin. I was diagnosed as pre-diabetic last November and can’t wait to retake my blood tests in a few weeks. I feel great and my clothes are fitting me better, but I’m still only down 10 pounds.

Any advice would be great. Love the show and thanks again!


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