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the Ketogains method

Ever wondered what foods and meals are optimal for fat loss and muscle building? Ketogains’ Luis Villasenor recently put a call out for recipes for their upcoming Ketogains Boot Camp, so I thought it would be interesting to see what the Nutrient Optimiser had to say about optimal foods and meals that align with the […]

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“high protein” vs “low protein”

In a recent Facebook thread Richard Morris of 2 Keto Dudes fame said: The lipophobics and the aminophobics are both talking past each other at strawmen.   The hysteria is not just humorous, it’s confusing and turning away novices.   This phony controversy causes people to recommend insane amounts of protein at BOTH ends of the spectrum. Protein tends […]

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nutritious high energy density foods for athletes

If you’re an athlete, the “problem” with nutrient-dense foods like non-starchy vegetables and organ meats is that it can be hard to get enough fuel to support your activity. Foods designed for athletes are energy dense but are not nutrient dense but rather are fast burning foods that don’t contain a lot of essential nutrients. […]

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nutrient dense insulinogenic foods for bodybuilding

As well as identifying nutrient dense diabetic friendly foods, we can use the food insulin index to highlight more insulinogenic nutrient dense higher energy density foods for use by athletes or people wanting gain weight. This article highlights more insulinogenic nutrient dense foods that could be used by metabolically healthy people to strategically “carb up” before events, to […]

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the most nutrient dense foods for different goals

While a lot of attention is often given to macronutrient balance, quantifying the vitamin and mineral sufficiency of our diet is typically done by guesswork.  This article lists the foods that are highest in amino acids, vitamins, minerals or omega 3 refined to suit people with different goals (e.g. diabetes management, weight loss, therapeutic ketosis […]

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fine tuning your diet to suit your goals – Chris Kelly

I’m a big fan of Chris Kelly’s Nourish Balance Thrive podcast. [1] It’s sort of like listening to Jimmy Moore, Dave Asprey and Ben Greenfield all rolled into one, but even nerdier and more intellectually challenging. I first heard the term “glucogenic protein” on one of Chris’s podcasts [2] and went searching  to learn more and the […]

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