Kent Altena

A low carb success story having lost more 200 pounds on the Atkins Diet, Kent Altena spends his time paying back the support he received when he first started the low carb lifestyle. He produces low carb educational and cooking videos on YouTube and is proud to note he has more subscribers and video views than Paula Dean. One of his goals in losing weight was to reenlist in the military, which was instrumental in his discovering a new love for running. He has since run many full and half marathons. Kent’s popular blog, Atkins Diet Geek gets thousands of visitors daily.

Mythbusting: Low Carb and the Athlete

CarbSmart Magazine November 2013 Issue

Kent Altena debunks the long standing myths surrounding the relationship between low carb and exercise. These myths are often perpetuated by people who have tried the low carb lifestyle unsuccessfully in the past, or by those that continue to support scientists and scientific studies that fail to recognize what is known by most low carbers.

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Exercise Reward and Motivation

CarbSmart Magazine September 2013

Summer is coming to an end, and as the days get shorter and cooler it can become more difficult to maintain the zeal for exercise you had earlier in the season. No longer can nights or evenings be dedicated to working out, since your kids might have a concert or sporting event to attend or need to be picked up from an event. All these distractions make working out more difficult. So, how do you stay motivated to work out in the face of mounting demands on your time?

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Exercising in the Heat – How To Keep Your Cool

CarbSmart Magazine Issue 5 July 2013

Just a few months ago, I was writing about the joy of being outside after a cold winter. Now it seems the weather has conspired against those that wish to be outside with ever-higher temperatures and percentages of humidity to match. How does one stay active through the blazing days of summer without retreating indoors to air conditioning?

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