The Hard Way w/ Joe De Sena

Every individual responds differently to what they eat. We all know eating a healthy diet is important, but what is happening on a chemical level inside our bodies? Josh Clemente started out as an engineer and welder at SpaceX to explore the outer atmosphere, but what he realized was most important was monitoring what was going on inside our own bodies. This episode is a great deep dive into what helps and hinders your metabolism, key tips and tricks for stabilizing your glucose response and understanding what it takes to train metabolic flexibility. As Josh says, “you have to put in focus, effort and repetition to develop metabolic health- it doesn't just happen.” Make it happen Spartans!  


  1. Individuals respond differently to foods 
  2. Measure, monitor and respond to your glucose 
  3. Walk after meals 
  4. Train your body into metabolic flexibility  
  5. Put in the effort to develop metabolic health 
  6. Learn dietary flexibility 
  7. It’s not just what you eat, it's how you eat it 
  8. Understand the consequences of your decisions 
  9. Place your actions in context 


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0:00 research highlight

0:30 Joe De Sena introduces Josh Clemente
1:30 intro 

3:30 Working at SpaceX 

5:00 Starting Levels Health

6:15 Continuous glucose monitoring 

7:00 Understanding metabolism 

8:00 Glucose disfunction 

9:15 Individuals response to food 

13:00 Real time data to make educated choices 

14:00 Exercise after meals for blood sugar response 

15:25 Blood sugar responses 

16:45 Stored fat 

17:30 Metabolic flexibility 

19:30 “Bonking” & intermittent fasting 

20:30 “fat-adapted” 

21:30 Metabolic fitness 

22:00 break 

24:30 Dietary flexibility 

27:00 Glucose excursions 

30:00 It's not just what you eat it's how you eat it

31:30 Sleep affects insulin resistance 

33:00 Applying control to your decisions 

35:00 Listening to your body 

37:00 Developing software around glucose monitoring

38:15 Metabolic Fitness Score 

40:30 Electrochemical glucose monitoring 

42:30 Joe De Sena reviews lessons learned 

44:00 close


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Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena 

Sefra Alexandra, Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye are out training their metabolism! 

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty


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