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Gigi Ashworth | Why Salmon Is a Super Food For Weight Loss on Keto, & The Problem With Fish Oil Supplements KKP: 693

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Today, I am blessed to have here with me Gigi Ashworth. She is a former competitive snowboarder and horseback rider that has since become a popular allergen-friendly food personality and cook across social media platforms, with a master’s certificate in Nutrition Communications from Tufts University.

However, prior to obtaining her master’s degree, she got her broadcast journalism degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and even worked as the 3 AM weather girl at Denver’s ABC affiliate. When she finished her studies in Colorado, she moved to Los Angeles (she now lives in Georgia again with her husband and two baby boys, who find her adoration for salmon quite comical) to pursue a career in the entertainment hosting field.

That career focus led her to start a humorous blog and YouTube channel called GiGi Eats Celebrities that showcases her personality and her extreme passion for realistic nutrition. This blog and YouTube channel turned into platforms where people with diet, nutrition, and health concerns, as her own enthusiasm for such topics stems from her severe diet-related issues (Crohn’s disease, celiac disease, ulcerative colitis, IBS, and no large intestine), can get advice (such as traveling with food intolerances and/or autoimmune diseases) along with allergen-friendly/keto diet approved recipes that everyone can enjoy.

Her platforms (she now mainly focuses her efforts on her Instagram page, which currently boasts roughly 360,000 followers) have allowed her to garner the attention of many (who have described her as having an infectious, no bullshit, hilarious, salmon-loving personality). This led to her authoring her first book, She Does Keto, which is an informational cookbook, just like Seduced By Salmon, however, it covers the topic of the ketogenic diet and why it’s beneficial for women (and also contains 115 recipes). She was tapped to write a book on this topic because she has been living a ketogenic lifestyle for the last 18 years before it was even a “thing,” and researches this way of eating on the daily.

As a devoted fitness enthusiast, a rather blunt and light-heartedly vulgar diehard allergen-friendly foodie that has been dubbed the Salmon Queen (she eats roughly eight pounds of salmon a week and has been doing so for the last ten plus years, and showcases this on the daily through Instagram stories and posts), she has been told that she is proof that you can educate and inform as well as entertain all at the same time!

In this episode, Gigi Ashworth explains how she became The Salmon Queen on social media. Every single second of every day, Gigi craves salmon because of its great taste and fantastic health benefits. Gigi busts common myths around salmon and describes why you should think twice about buying wild-caught salmon during your next shopping trip. If you don’t already, research and determine where the salmon you purchase comes from. Tune in as we discuss the inspiration behind Gigi’s books, some of Gigi’s favorite salmon recipes, and why you should never eat tilapia. 

This episode originally aired in November 2022.

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Everyday Dose combines the classic coffee flavor you know and love with functional mushrooms, collagen protein, and nootropics to promote focus, energy, immunity, and gut health. No crash. No B.S.. Head to https://everydaydose.superfiliate.com/KETOKAMP  (5 FREE Travel Packs + Free Frother applied)

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[13:40] Why Gigi Ashworth Is The Salmon Queen on Social Media

  • One of Gigi’s favorite dishes is salmon baked in clam sauce. 
  • In college, salmon was comfort food for Gigi. 
  • Eventually, Gigi started eating salmon every single day because it was delicious. 
  • A pound of ground beef will not keep Gigi full. While on the other hand, a pound of salmon keeps her satiated. 
  • Now, Gigi craves salmon every single second of every single day. 

[22:00] The Reason Gigi Recommends Farmed Salmon Instead of Wild Caught Salmon

  • Most people think wild-caught salmon is the way to go.
  • Farming salmon started to take shape in the 1960s. 
  • In the 1980s, they started to regulate farmed salmon.
  • Farmed salmon is much better than wild-caught salmon because of how regulated it is. 
  • Gigi recommends Kvaroy Arctic: https://www.kvaroyarctic.com/

[27:40] Do Your Research: Where Is Your Salmon Coming From? 

  • There are a lot of toxins in the ocean.
  • Wild salmon can have loads of toxins and mercury in them.
  • Big fish will hold mercury, so you aren’t supposed to eat swordfish. 
  • Also, wild salmon is being overfished and is more expensive than farmed fish. 
  • Why buy garbage salmon when you can buy farmed salmon that has been fed to enhance health? 
  • Before buying salmon, Gigi also researches where exactly it comes from. 

[31:55] Keto Recipe: Making Taco Shells Using Salmon Skin

  • Gigi will skin the salmon to make her famous taco shells.
  • Using taco shell holders, you can air fry the skin and have a healthy taco shell!
  • Gigi loves to create a salmon poke with avocado, sesame seeds, and ginger using her taco shells.
  • You can also fill the taco shells with sardines, scallops, chicken, or beef!

[39:25] Why Tilapia Is So Incredibly Unhealthy For You 

  • Tilapia is a garbage fish!
  • Tilapia is high in omega-6 fatty acids.
  • You want your omega-3 and omega-6 ratio to be as close to 1:1 as possible.
  • Unfortunately, most people get a 1:16 ratio in their diets for omega-3 and omega-6.

[43:55] The Inspiration Behind The Complete Ketogenic Diet For Women

  • The keto lifestyle is beneficial for so many people!
  • Keto helps women with their hormone levels. 
  • Also, keto is excellent for endometriosis, PCOS, and weight loss. 
  • Hormones are what typically cause women to gain weight. With a keto lifestyle, your hormones will calm down, and your metabolism will kick into high gear. 
  • She Does Keto: The Complete Ketogenic Diet for Women: https://www.amazon.com/She-Does-Keto-Complete-Ketogenic/dp/1641523573/benazadi-20.

AND MUCH MORE!

 

Resources from this episode: 

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/ / E P I S O D E   S P ON S O R S 

PureForm Omega Plant Based Oils (Best Alternative to Fish Oil): http://www.purelifescience.com Use ben4 for $4.00 off.

Good Idea Functional Sparkling Water Drinks. Visit http://www.goodidea.us and use the coupon code BEN at checkout.

Everyday Dose combines the classic coffee flavor you know and love with functional mushrooms, collagen protein, and nootropics to promote focus, energy, immunity, and gut health. No crash. No B.S.. Head to https://everydaydose.superfiliate.com/KETOKAMP  (5 FREE Travel Packs + Free Frother applied)

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