By Marika Sboros
How easy is it to stay not just low-carb but keto (very low-carb) over the holidays, specially winter? Easy enough – when you know how. Just ask Greek nutritional therapist and keto evangelist Apollonas Kapsalis.
He and Croatian wife Roberta are the power-couple behind the popular Greek Goes Keto website.They have arranged a unique keto event in Mostar, Herzegovina on December 8, starting at 17h00 (CET). Their aim: to begin the Keto Health Revolution in Herzegovina’s winter high-carb heartland.
If you can’t be there in person, they are livestreaming via Greek Goes Keto Facebook page. I will join them via Skype for a brief chat.
Kapsalis will open with a public lecture on healthy keto holidays. The ancient Greek axiom of a healthy mind in a health body means physical fitness is another focus. Kapsalis, who is also a personal trainer, will speak on ketogenic diets to boost sports performance.
Thespian Ivan Skoko will follow with a thoughtful theatre piece, A Herzegovinian on Diet.
Also on the panel are Hardbody Workout master coach Lidija Ereš and Antonio Choiureas (Coach Tony), from the International Powerlifting Federation. They’ll give motivational presentations.
The event’s ending has form that supports content: a screening of The Magic Pill by US filmmaker Rob Tate and Australian Paleo chef Pete Evans. The documentary is available on Netflix and includes the trial of South African scientist Prof Tim Noakes.
Participants will also receive a copy of the couple’s keto recipe book.
Thus, this unique event becomes as good an excuse as any to visit Herzegovina. You’ll also get to explore Mostar, a city in southern Bosnia and Herzegovina, straddling the Neretva River.