Kevin Gianni — author of Kale and Coffee: A Renegade’s Guide to Health, Happiness, and Longevity — returns to the podcast to discuss his journey from a food-obsessed, raw vegan YouTube celebrity to a healthier, happier version of himself.
Here are my notes!
5:03 – How Kevin’s time as a vegan, raw foodie YouTube celeb led him to an unhealthy obsession with food.
12:14 – The reason why good intentions don’t always equal good health, and how anything taken to the extreme will eventually make us sick.
15:14 – The one thing Kevin’s doctor told him he needed to do to save his health – and why Kevin didn’t do it right away.
18:13 – Is it helping or hurting? Kevin transitions to eating meat and deals with the thin line between helping people and hurting people in the health space.
22:51 – Kevin runs into another health challenge (by eating only organic foods!) and the most important thing he learned from not being able to button his pants.
27:45 – Kale, coffee and kids: Finding a more reasonable, realistic way to be healthy without going off the deep end.
30:38 – The health expert reality TV show: Why health studies, gurus and experts should never be the be-all, end-all for our health information.
35:05 – “If you lose the mental game, you lose the physical one.” Advice from Kevin’s 93 year old grandfather about keeping your mind and attitude in good shape.
38:57 – What we can learn from some of the longest living humans on earth and how you can apply it to your own life.
42:36 – The simple, sensible solution to how much meat, carbs and fat we should be eating.
46:38 – Keeping stress in check: Kevin’s recommendations for managing stress day-to-day and in the gym.
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