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Welcome to The Canteen Podcast, a show for anyone who has feelings about food. Join host Ally Houston as guests open up about their relationship with food and their thoughts on nutrition. Nourish yourself with The Canteen Podcast.

The Canteen Podcast Ally Houston

    • Health & Fitness

Welcome to The Canteen Podcast, a show for anyone who has feelings about food. Join host Ally Houston as guests open up about their relationship with food and their thoughts on nutrition. Nourish yourself with The Canteen Podcast.

    Prof. Grant Schofield - What The Fat?

    Prof. Grant Schofield - What The Fat?

    Grant Schofield is Professor of Public Health, and Director of the Human Potential Centre at AUT Millennium.  His research and teaching interests range from understanding and improving lifestyle behaviours such as sleep, nutrition, and physical activity, to wellbeing epidemiology and human performance. He is the author of the book What The Fat.

    We talk about:


    Chronic conditions impacting our available good years of life
    Food and pharmaceutical industry impact
    Healthy cities
    What predicts wellbeing
    Child’s play
    Guilty parents cause over-parenting
    Our sedentary lifestyles


    Grant can be found at:

    Websites - https://profgrant.com/, https://prekure.com/, https://whatthefatbook.com/

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/grantsnz

    Ally can be found at:

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/paleocanteen

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/paleoally

    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/paleocanteen

    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/AllyHouston

    • 54 min
    Nick Mailer - The Tragedy of the Empathetic Carnivore

    Nick Mailer - The Tragedy of the Empathetic Carnivore

    Nick Mailer is an author and co-founder of The Positive Internet Company. He is a citizen scientist and has done several widely shared talks on human health.

    We talk about:


    High quality of meat vs plant diet
    The tragedy of the empathetic carnivore
    The philosophy of the nutrition wars
    Public understanding of science
    Black swans
    LDL cholesterol and heart disease
    Obesity and cancer
    Cancer research
    Internet freedom
    Statins
    Academic freedom


    Nick can be found at:

    Website - http://skimmed.cream.org/

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/bokkiedog

    Ally can be found at:

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/paleocanteen

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/paleoally

    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/paleocanteen

    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/AllyHouston

    • 1 hr 51 min
    Gormy - 320lbs Down Using Keto

    Gormy - 320lbs Down Using Keto

    Mike, who goes by the name Gormy online, has lost… wait for it… 320lbs on a low carb diet. That’s nearly 23 stone, or 145kg.

    We talk about:


    Weight going from 540 to 216 lbs, 7XL to XL
    How it feels to live at that weight
    The importance of the mental side of health
    Food addiction
    Big picture motivation for health
    The ongoing battle with his feelings
    Physical hunger vs. emotional hunger
    Keto desserts
    Working with a coach
    The disfigurement of being very overweight
    The bigger he got, the smaller his world got
    His take on what drove the emotional eating
    Not recognising himself now he’s lighter
    And more!


    Gormy can be found at:

    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/gormy_goes_keto/

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/gormygoesketo

    Ally can be found at:

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/paleocanteen

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/paleoally

    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/paleocanteen

    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/AllyHouston

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Bruce Kalman - Trust A Thin Chef

    Bruce Kalman - Trust A Thin Chef

    Bruce Kalman is a top U.S. chef, based in California, originally from New Jersey. He has appeared on U.S. television on multiple shows, and brings his award winning take on Italian cuisine wherever he goes.

    We talk about:


    His struggle with weight
    Emotional and stress eating
    Success with keto
    Never trusting a thin chef
    Lack of self care in the service industry
    How tasting food becomes eating food
    And more!


    Bruce can be found at:

    Website - https://www.brucekalman.com

    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/chefbkalman/

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/chefbkalman

    Ally can be found at:

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/paleocanteen

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/paleoally

    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/paleocanteen

    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/AllyHouston

    • 54 min
    Nikola Howard - Low Carb In The UK

    Nikola Howard - Low Carb In The UK

    Nikola Howard is an author, coach and mentor, and started the online community Low Carb In The UK.

    We talk about:


    Her Low Carb In The UK Facebook group
    Her low carb books
    Coaching women on obesity, food shame, and anxiety
    The language around food, health, and fat
    Her food addiction journey

    Nikola can be found at:

    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/lowcarbintheuk/

    Facebook Public Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/lowcarbintheuk

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/LowCarbintheUK

    Ally can be found at:

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/paleocanteen

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/paleoally

    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/AllyHouston

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Professor Frédéric Leroy - The Food Fight

    Professor Frédéric Leroy - The Food Fight

    Professor Frédéric Leroy is a professor in the field of food science and (bio)technology in Free University of Brussels.

    We talk about:


    EAT/Lancet planetary diet
    High profit margins in vegan processed foods
    Forcing a diet on people
    What hope do we have?
    Connecting with our food
    The battle for calories and nutrients
    The meat / veg lobby vs. the processed food lobby
    Improving food systems to feed growing populations
    The postmodern approach to reinventing food
    Apocalyptic predictions
    EAT/Lancet motivations
    Conflict of interest and challenging your own theories
    What is the best diet?
    NutriRECS
    Fermented foods



    Frédéric can be found at:

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/fleroy1974

    Ally can be found at:

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/paleocanteen

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/paleoally

    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/AllyHouston

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

Justin T Ma ,

Great guest selection

Ally has a great selection of guests who provide thoughtful discussion about nutrition and lifestyle. Stand out episodes (among many great episodes) were ones featuring Ken Strain and Tucker Goodrich on the ill effects of seed oils. Keep up the great work!

Diamond Liza ,

the canteen podcast

Fascinating and infromative podcast about nutrition, low carb eating, history of low carb, and other well researched ideas.

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