What is your WHY?

I have taken a break from podcasting over the summer and now suddenly it is November – but I have been reinspired to share my story, lessons learned and research to help other driven, ambitious high performing individuals get their body and vibrant self back again.

What is your PURPOSE?

After taking some time off podcasting and being interviewed on other shows, I was reminded of my PURPOSE and PASSION – which has led me to restart my own podcast this January as well as be on informative podcasts as Low Carb Conversations as we are missing information out there for the athlete as well as the female athlete.

Around 12 years ago, I was doing the fasted workouts, drinking up (too much) “Bulletproof Coffee”, training at MAF, doing yoga, doing HIIT and eating low carb “keto” real food.  The problem was that I was doing everything TOO MUCH and over flowed my breaker of stress.

We need more information out there on fasting, nutrition, fueling and training tips for the ambitious, driven athlete – as well as female athlete as we all tend to do everything too much and ignore our internal red flags when to adjust and course correct.

What is your PASSION?

Let me know your thoughts and questions from our low carb conversations and if you have struggled with finding the right macro ratio and right dose of fasting to create a positive effect.

The Low Carb Athlete Podcast is returning January 2022!

After a taking the past few months of recording podcasts, I am re-inspired to record a new season for you – the ambitious, driven, high charging athlete!

I had to step away from the podcast as ask myself- why do I keep doing this when hosting a podcast costs money and my numbers are down plus I don’t have money to spend on growing the podcast professionally as so many other top podcasters are doing out there these days.

I started co-hosting the FIT FAT FAST podcast in 2011 with Jon Smith to help educate other endurance athletes how to become fat adapted.  Since then, the podcast name evolved to SHUT THE FRONT DOOR then to THE WHOLE ATHLETE then to The LOW CARB ATHLETE (since I was given a cease and desist letter for using WHOLE ATHLETE as it is a gym in San Francisco).

During the past two years or so, fasting and keto has continued to grow in our world – which is a positive BUT confusing for the “Type AAA” driven, ambitious, competitive athlete.  Most of athletes live with the mantra – “MORE IS BETTER” and we push past fatigue, pain or discomfort.  We are motivated and consistent with our workouts and nutrition plan so if someone hears about eating low carb and carbs are not needed – then to fast 16-18 or more hours then exercise as normal then we may be creating or contributing to METABOLIC CHAOS and overfilling our beaker of stress.

How are you creating IMPACT?

My mantra over the years, based on my own “LIFE IS NOT A RACE” experience with “adrenal exhaustion” and life is a journey transformation, has become to be “LESS IS MORE”, more is not always better and we are all unique individuals.  We can adjust and course correct based on our own N = 1 experiments with fueling, training and performing – but understanding that we all experience different sources of internal and external sources of CHRONIC Stress that do accumulate (especially when we are living life as a race with MORE IS BETTER philosophy).


The new season of THE LOW CARB ATHLETE Podcast will be focused on how to become a fat burning athlete but adding in research and experiments of how low carb should you go or when to add carbs – or not to add carbs.  Also, I want to dive into fasting and exercise – when do we eat or not eat before a workout as well as do we eat afterwards or wait to eat?  What if you are a female athlete who is pre-menopausal or menopausal?  Are the guidelines different for a female athlete?  Did the research study, that is being shared on blogs and podcasts, include any females in the study?

We have a lot to dive into this next year and I really want to bring you this information as I don’t think we are hearing enough of the right guidelines and research for the athlete and the female athlete when it comes to fueling, training and performing as a low carb athlete.

How much fasting is too much stress?

When should we do a fasted workout and when should we have a little carbs before the workout?  It depends.

After taking my break from podcasting, I re-discovered my fire, drive, motivation and purpose to record podcasts for you – the athlete that is similar to me and who is trying to do all the “right” things but still struggling to get their body and vibrant self back again.

I do need your help – as I am horrible at marketing, social media and promoting reviews on iTunes.  Could you help me grow the podcast when the new episodes are released every Tuesday on your favorite podcast apps?  Are you able to share the links as well as give love to the YouTube video version of the show?

Ten years ago, podcasting was easy and simple.

These days, you need a team to record, edit, publish and promote the podcast.  I am just me… one person with a small income with a drive to create impact.  I want to inspire others to be FIT and HEALTHY from the inside out in order to improve their health and longevity.

We only have one life.

Let’s take ownership of our life and choose to THRIVE each day rather than struggle.

My goal is to help other athletes as myself live their best life in their second half of their life – to be the best version of themselves.  To strive to thrive each day.  To look, feel and move their best each day.

Are you ready to join my journey and help inspire other athletes?  I need your support.  Let me know if you are ready and we will continue to grow THE LOW CARB ATHLETE podcast in 2022 together.


The WHOLESTIC Method Coach,

Debbie Potts

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