300 episodes

Vanessa Spina is a Sport Nutrion Specialist, the Best Selling author of Keto Essentials (Penguin Random House), the creator of the innovative TONE device, as well as a sought after international speaker. On the Optimal Protein (Fast Keto) podcast, Vanessa shares how to get effortlessly lean and improve metabolic health and fitness with an optimal protein intake! From tools such as protein sparing modified fasting to nutrient timing to maximize muscle protein synthesis, Vanessa covers the science of fat burning and optimizing for wellness & longevity!

Featuring interviews with world renowned and leading edge protein scientists & experts, authors, and people with inspiring transformational stories discussing the best tools for becoming optimizing your metabolic health with whole foods, intermittent and longer term fasting, nutrition, exercise and more!

Optimal Protein Podcast (Fast Keto) with Vanessa Spina Vanessa Spina

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6 • 98 Ratings

Vanessa Spina is a Sport Nutrion Specialist, the Best Selling author of Keto Essentials (Penguin Random House), the creator of the innovative TONE device, as well as a sought after international speaker. On the Optimal Protein (Fast Keto) podcast, Vanessa shares how to get effortlessly lean and improve metabolic health and fitness with an optimal protein intake! From tools such as protein sparing modified fasting to nutrient timing to maximize muscle protein synthesis, Vanessa covers the science of fat burning and optimizing for wellness & longevity!

Featuring interviews with world renowned and leading edge protein scientists & experts, authors, and people with inspiring transformational stories discussing the best tools for becoming optimizing your metabolic health with whole foods, intermittent and longer term fasting, nutrition, exercise and more!

    Body By Science with Dr. Bill Campbell

    Body By Science with Dr. Bill Campbell

    "I earned my Ph.D. in Exercise, Nutrition, and Preventive Health from Baylor University i 2007. I am currently a Professor of Exercise Science and Director of the Performance and Physique Enhancement Laboratory at the University of South Florida.
    I am a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist from the National Strength & Conditioning Association. I’ve published over 200 scientific papers and abstracts, three textbooks, and 20 book chapters in areas related to physique enhancement, sports nutrition, resistance training, and dietary supplementation.
    When I’m not in the lab or teaching my students about exercise and nutrition, I enjoy lifting weights, spending time with my family, and eating buffalo wings."
    Get The Inaugural Issue of Body by Science by Dr. Bill Campbell HERE.
    All TONE devices are NOW SHIPPING Worldwide!!
    Order the Black & Gold TONE HERE
    Order the Black & Rose Gold TONE HERE
    Follow @optimalproteinpodcast on Instagram to see visuals and posts mentioned on this podcast.
    Link to join the facebook group for the podcast: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2017506024952802/

    Follow Vanessa on instagram to see her meals, recipes, informative posts and much more! Click here @ketogenicgirl
    Try the Higher Protein Keto Meal Plans & Coaching: https://www.ketogenicgirl.com
    Special thank you to our podcast sponsor:
    Masszymes by BiOptimizers
    For an exclusive free bundle offer including a bottle of Masszyme + 3 Free Books for my listeners go to http://www.masszymes.com/fastketofree and you will automatically get access to your unique coupon code to claim your free bottle. Limit one per household. 
    Offer is valid while supplies last. You’re going to love their products. Go now and let me know how you like them!
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    Prior to beginning a ketogenic diet you should undergo a health screening with your physician to confirm that a ketogenic diet is suitable for you and to rule out any conditions and contraindications that may pose risks or are incompatible with a ketogenic diet, including by way of example: conditions affecting the kidneys, liver or pancreas; muscular dystrophy; pregnancy; breast-feeding; being underweight; eating disorders; any health condition that requires a special diet [other conditions or contraindications]; hypoglycemia; or type 1 diabetes. A ketogenic diet may or may not be appropriate if you have type 2 diabetes, so you must consult with your physician if you have this condition. Anyone under the age of 18 should consult with their physician and their parents or legal guardian before beginning such a diet. Use of Ketogenic Girl videos are subject to the Ketogenicgirl.com Terms of Use and Medical Disclaimer. All rights reserved. If you do not agree with these terms, do not listen to, or view any Ketogenic Girl podcasts or videos.

    • 57 min
    Balancing Protein Intake for Muscle Protein Synthesis, Mitochondrial Health, Longevity, Ketones

    Balancing Protein Intake for Muscle Protein Synthesis, Mitochondrial Health, Longevity, Ketones

    Hi friends!! Today's episode is all about balancing protein intake for various goals including muscle protein synthesis, mitochondrial health, longevity, satiety and more with regards to protein intake on keto! Specifically we talk about the merits and drawbacks to a higher protein, moderated fat intake with a higher fat, moderated protein intake on keto.
    Introducing the brand new TONE Device! Struggling to lose weight or reach your fitness goals? The TONE is a new breath acetone meter which lets you know if your body is burning fat and  how much!
    All TONE devices are NOW SHIPPING Worldwide!!
    Order the Black & Gold TONE HERE
    Order the Black & Rose Gold TONE HERE
    Get Your FREE ebook on keto: https://www.ketogenicgirl.com/pages/free-ebook
    Try the Higher Protein Keto Meal Plans & Coaching: https://www.ketogenicgirl.com
    Special thank you to Fast Keto sponsors:
    Try Athletic Greens! ONE tasty scoop of Athletic Greens contains 75 vitamins, minerals and whole food-sourced ingredients, including a multivitamin, multimineral, probiotic, greens superfood blend and more, that all work together to fill the nutritional gaps in your diet, increase energy and focus, aid with digestion and supports a healthy immune system, all without the need to take multiple products or pills.
    Visit www.athleticgreens.com/ketogenicgirl and join health experts, athletes and health conscious go-getters around the world who make a daily commitment to their health every day.
    Again, simply visit www.athleticgreens.com/ketogenicgirl and get your FREE year supply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs today.
    Pregnant or nursing women should seek professional medical advice before taking this or any other dietary supplement.

    -
    ButcherBox is offering new members a free Grilling Bundle in their first order. This is a deal you don’t want to miss! Sign up at butcherbox.com/FASTKETO  and get two, 10 oz ribeyes, 5 pounds of chicken drumsticks, and a pack of burgers for FREE. That’s butcherbox.com/FASTKETO to claim this deal!
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    Prior to beginning a new diet you should undergo a health screening with your physician to confirm that a new diet is suitable for you and to rule out any conditions and contraindications that may pose risks or are incompatible with a new diet, including by way of example: conditions affecting the kidneys, liver or pancreas; muscular dystrophy; pregnancy; breast-feeding; being underweight; eating disorders; any health condition that requires a special diet [other conditions or contraindications]; hypoglycemia; or type 1 diabetes. A new diet may or may not be appropriate if you have type 2 diabetes, so you must consult with your physician if you have this condition. Anyone under the age of 18 should consult with their physician and their parents or legal guardian before beginning such a diet. Use of Ketogenic Girl videos are subject to the Ketogenicgirl.com Terms of Use and Medical Disclaimer. All rights reserved. If you do not agree with these terms, do not listen to, or view any Ketogenic Girl podcasts or videos.

    • 48 min
    Dr. Ted Naiman, Dr. Stu Philips, Dr. Gabrielle Lyon & Dr. Don Layman: Best of Protein Experts Part #1

    Dr. Ted Naiman, Dr. Stu Philips, Dr. Gabrielle Lyon & Dr. Don Layman: Best of Protein Experts Part #1

    Hi friends!! This is a POWER packed episode featuring 4 protein experts including Dr. Stu Phillips, Dr. Ted Naiman, Dr. Gabrielle Lyon and Dr. Don Layman!
    Links to listen to the original episodes in full:
    Clip #1 Dr. Ted Naiman
    https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/fast-keto-with-ketogenic-girl/id1344681226?i=1000456519200
    Clip #2 Dr. Stu Philips
    https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/fast-keto-with-ketogenic-girl/id1344681226?i=1000549567807
    Clip #3 Dr. Gabrielle Lyon
    https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/fast-keto-with-ketogenic-girl/id1344681226?i=1000537099610
    Clip #4 - Dr. Don Layman
    https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/fast-keto-with-ketogenic-girl/id1344681226?i=1000532459578
     
    All TONE devices are NOW SHIPPING Worldwide!!
    Order the Black & Gold TONE HERE
    Order the Black & Rose Gold TONE HERE
    Follow @optimalproteinpodcast on Instagram to see visuals and posts mentioned on this podcast.
    Link to join the facebook group for the podcast: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2017506024952802/

    Follow Vanessa on instagram to see her meals, recipes, informative posts and much more! Click here @ketogenicgirl
    Try the Higher Protein Keto Meal Plans & Coaching: https://www.ketogenicgirl.com
    Special thank you to our podcast sponsor:
    Masszymes by BiOptimizers
    For an exclusive free bundle offer including a bottle of Masszyme + 3 Free Books for my listeners go to http://www.masszymes.com/fastketofree and you will automatically get access to your unique coupon code to claim your free bottle. Limit one per household. 
    Offer is valid while supplies last. You’re going to love their products. Go now and let me know how you like them!
    -
    Prior to beginning a ketogenic diet you should undergo a health screening with your physician to confirm that a ketogenic diet is suitable for you and to rule out any conditions and contraindications that may pose risks or are incompatible with a ketogenic diet, including by way of example: conditions affecting the kidneys, liver or pancreas; muscular dystrophy; pregnancy; breast-feeding; being underweight; eating disorders; any health condition that requires a special diet [other conditions or contraindications]; hypoglycemia; or type 1 diabetes. A ketogenic diet may or may not be appropriate if you have type 2 diabetes, so you must consult with your physician if you have this condition. Anyone under the age of 18 should consult with their physician and their parents or legal guardian before beginning such a diet. Use of Ketogenic Girl videos are subject to the Ketogenicgirl.com Terms of Use and Medical Disclaimer. All rights reserved. If you do not agree with these terms, do not listen to, or view any Ketogenic Girl podcasts or videos.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Keto Birthday Cake, High Protein vs High Fat Keto for Fat Loss, Muscle Gain & Longevity; Kelly Hogan's 80/20 High Fat Keto Tone Experiment and More!

    Keto Birthday Cake, High Protein vs High Fat Keto for Fat Loss, Muscle Gain & Longevity; Kelly Hogan's 80/20 High Fat Keto Tone Experiment and More!

    Hi friends!! Today's episode is about:
    -The keto birthday cake I made for Luca's Birthday - get the cake recipe HERE
    -High Protein vs High Fat Keto and which approach is best suited to various goals including fat loss, muscle gain and  longevity.
    -Kelly Hogan's recent 80/20 ketogenic carnivore keto experiment with the Tone device (hint: it has been a big success!)
    -My similar experiments with keto birthday cake...
    Introducing the brand new TONE Device! Struggling to lose weight or reach your fitness goals? The TONE is a new breath acetone meter which lets you know if your body is burning fat and  how much!
    All TONE devices are NOW SHIPPING Worldwide!!
    Order the Black & Gold TONE HERE
    Order the Black & Rose Gold TONE HERE
    Get Your FREE ebook on keto: https://www.ketogenicgirl.com/pages/free-ebook
    Try the Higher Protein Keto Meal Plans & Coaching: https://www.ketogenicgirl.com
    Special thank you to Fast Keto sponsors:
    Try Athletic Greens! ONE tasty scoop of Athletic Greens contains 75 vitamins, minerals and whole food-sourced ingredients, including a multivitamin, multimineral, probiotic, greens superfood blend and more, that all work together to fill the nutritional gaps in your diet, increase energy and focus, aid with digestion and supports a healthy immune system, all without the need to take multiple products or pills.
    Visit www.athleticgreens.com/ketogenicgirl and join health experts, athletes and health conscious go-getters around the world who make a daily commitment to their health every day.
    Again, simply visit www.athleticgreens.com/ketogenicgirl and get your FREE year supply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs today.
    Pregnant or nursing women should seek professional medical advice before taking this or any other dietary supplement.

    -
    ButcherBox is offering new members a free Grilling Bundle in their first order. This is a deal you don’t want to miss! Sign up at butcherbox.com/FASTKETO  and get two, 10 oz ribeyes, 5 pounds of chicken drumsticks, and a pack of burgers for FREE. That’s butcherbox.com/FASTKETO to claim this deal!
    -




    Prior to beginning a new diet you should undergo a health screening with your physician to confirm that a new diet is suitable for you and to rule out any conditions and contraindications that may pose risks or are incompatible with a new diet, including by way of example: conditions affecting the kidneys, liver or pancreas; muscular dystrophy; pregnancy; breast-feeding; being underweight; eating disorders; any health condition that requires a special diet [other conditions or contraindications]; hypoglycemia; or type 1 diabetes. A new diet may or may not be appropriate if you have type 2 diabetes, so you must consult with your physician if you have this condition. Anyone under the age of 18 should consult with their physician and their parents or legal guardian before beginning such a diet. Use of Ketogenic Girl videos are subject to the Ketogenicgirl.com Terms of Use and Medical Disclaimer. All rights reserved. If you do not agree with these terms, do not listen to, or view any Ketogenic Girl podcasts or videos.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Keto Weight Loss, Hormones and More with Dr. Tro!

    Keto Weight Loss, Hormones and More with Dr. Tro!

    Dr. Tro Kalayjian is a board certified physician practicing internal and obesity medicine, with a focus on diabetes, hypertension and lipid management. His focus is on implementing lifestyle and dietary modifications whenever possible.
    Dr. Tro Kalayjian, himself, has lost over 150lbs and has also worked with over countless patients with weight loss, diabetes, and hypertension through remote consultations via tele-medicine equipment and software.
    https://www.doctortro.com/
    All TONE devices are NOW SHIPPING Worldwide!!
    Order the Black & Gold TONE HERE
    Order the Black & Rose Gold TONE HERE
    Follow @optimalproteinpodcast on Instagram to see visuals and posts mentioned on this podcast.
    Link to join the facebook group for the podcast: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2017506024952802/

    Follow Vanessa on instagram to see her meals, recipes, informative posts and much more! Click here @ketogenicgirl
    Try the Higher Protein Keto Meal Plans & Coaching: https://www.ketogenicgirl.com
    Special thank you to our podcast sponsor:
    Masszymes by BiOptimizers
    For an exclusive free bundle offer including a bottle of Masszyme + 3 Free Books for my listeners go to http://www.masszymes.com/fastketofree and you will automatically get access to your unique coupon code to claim your free bottle. Limit one per household. 
    Offer is valid while supplies last. You’re going to love their products. Go now and let me know how you like them!
    -
    Prior to beginning a ketogenic diet you should undergo a health screening with your physician to confirm that a ketogenic diet is suitable for you and to rule out any conditions and contraindications that may pose risks or are incompatible with a ketogenic diet, including by way of example: conditions affecting the kidneys, liver or pancreas; muscular dystrophy; pregnancy; breast-feeding; being underweight; eating disorders; any health condition that requires a special diet [other conditions or contraindications]; hypoglycemia; or type 1 diabetes. A ketogenic diet may or may not be appropriate if you have type 2 diabetes, so you must consult with your physician if you have this condition. Anyone under the age of 18 should consult with their physician and their parents or legal guardian before beginning such a diet. Use of Ketogenic Girl videos are subject to the Ketogenicgirl.com Terms of Use and Medical Disclaimer. All rights reserved. If you do not agree with these terms, do not listen to, or view any Ketogenic Girl podcasts or videos.



     

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Mitochondrial Health Series: Mitochondrial Uncouplers, Polyphenols & Postbiotics for the Microbiome/mitochondria Crosstalk!

    Mitochondrial Health Series: Mitochondrial Uncouplers, Polyphenols & Postbiotics for the Microbiome/mitochondria Crosstalk!

    Hi friends!! This episode is the third of the Mitochondrial Health Series!! We discuss: 
    -Biohacks, Foods & Compounds that to Uncouple Mitochondria  
    -Polyphenols, Postbiotics and Fiber 
    ...and more!
    Introducing the brand new TONE Device! Struggling to lose weight or reach your fitness goals? The TONE is a new breath acetone meter which lets you know if your body is burning fat and  how much!
    All TONE devices are NOW SHIPPING Worldwide!!
    Order the Black & Gold TONE HERE
    Order the Black & Rose Gold TONE HERE
    Get Your FREE ebook on keto: https://www.ketogenicgirl.com/pages/free-ebook
    Try the Higher Protein Keto Meal Plans & Coaching: https://www.ketogenicgirl.com
    Special thank you to Fast Keto sponsors:
    Try Athletic Greens! ONE tasty scoop of Athletic Greens contains 75 vitamins, minerals and whole food-sourced ingredients, including a multivitamin, multimineral, probiotic, greens superfood blend and more, that all work together to fill the nutritional gaps in your diet, increase energy and focus, aid with digestion and supports a healthy immune system, all without the need to take multiple products or pills.
    Visit www.athleticgreens.com/ketogenicgirl and join health experts, athletes and health conscious go-getters around the world who make a daily commitment to their health every day.
    Again, simply visit www.athleticgreens.com/ketogenicgirl and get your FREE year supply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs today.
    Pregnant or nursing women should seek professional medical advice before taking this or any other dietary supplement.

    -
    ButcherBox is offering new members a free Grilling Bundle in their first order. This is a deal you don’t want to miss! Sign up at butcherbox.com/FASTKETO  and get two, 10 oz ribeyes, 5 pounds of chicken drumsticks, and a pack of burgers for FREE. That’s butcherbox.com/FASTKETO to claim this deal!
    -




    Prior to beginning a new diet you should undergo a health screening with your physician to confirm that a new diet is suitable for you and to rule out any conditions and contraindications that may pose risks or are incompatible with a new diet, including by way of example: conditions affecting the kidneys, liver or pancreas; muscular dystrophy; pregnancy; breast-feeding; being underweight; eating disorders; any health condition that requires a special diet [other conditions or contraindications]; hypoglycemia; or type 1 diabetes. A new diet may or may not be appropriate if you have type 2 diabetes, so you must consult with your physician if you have this condition. Anyone under the age of 18 should consult with their physician and their parents or legal guardian before beginning such a diet. Use of Ketogenic Girl videos are subject to the Ketogenicgirl.com Terms of Use and Medical Disclaimer. All rights reserved. If you do not agree with these terms, do not listen to, or view any Ketogenic Girl podcasts or videos.




     

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
98 Ratings

98 Ratings

beebsylon ,

Informative, helpful, motivational

Vanessa Spina does an amazing job of parlaying the last way science and research into meaningful bits of information and practical advice that pretty much anyone can understand and use. This podcast has been an incredible resource for me for transforming my diet and lifestyle for the better 🙌👏 thank you so much

yestothispod ,

My Favourite Podcast

I dread the day I catch up on all of the episodes, this is my absolute favourite podcast to binge. So much valuable information and amazing guests not to mention how sweet and sincere you sound Vanessa. You provide information in a way that everyone can understand and comprehend. Thank you so much for this show :)

Dayp ,

I’ve learned so much !!

Very interesting! There is so much talk about not eating high protein, and this makes so much more sense! I love that she tests and tests and re tests theories. A true scientist!
I follow her social media as well and she
Explains in a way your can understand. Love her podcasts !

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