Keto Lie #7: Fasting for longer is better

If you’ve read the previous chapters of Big Fat Keto Lies, it should not be surprising to learn that I also got into the fasting craze when it was booming in Ketoland.  I was such a super fan that both Jason Fung and Jimmy Moore asked me to write a review of their book, The […]

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Keto Lie #4: Protein should be avoided due to gluconeogenesis.

Perhaps the biggest differentiator between keto and every successful version of a lower-carb diet (e.g. Atkins, Paleo, Bernstein, Banting, Carnivore, etc.) is the misguided fear of ‘excess protein’ to keep ketones high, insulin low and avoid gluconeogenesis. Ever since Jimmy Moore discovered that protein could convert to sugar via gluconeogenesis and therefore lower your blood […]

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Keto Lie #2: You have to be ‘in ketosis’ to burn fat

Many people believe that they need to be ‘in ketosis’ to burn fat.  Because ketones rise when someone is burning their body fat, they think that fat loss is due to the ketones, regardless of where they are coming from.  Hence, they assume that more ketosis is better, especially if you have body fat to […]

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A brief history of low carb and keto movement

Trends and fads come and go.  Ideas rise in popularity when someone discovers something that works.  A few people apply this initial idea and get great results.  In time, entrepreneurial people realise there is money to be made and scramble to sell things to make it ‘easier’ and ‘more enjoyable’.  Often these marketers play fast […]

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