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Low and high energy density in food to fine-tune your nutrition

This article looks at energy density of foods and how you can use it to fine-tune your diet to reach your goals. What is energy density in food? Energy density, a measure of the calories in a given weight of food, is the is the third component of Nutrient Optimiser algorithm that you can use once you […]

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The Ketogains method: Your ultimate guide to gaining muscle and losing fat on a ketogenic diet

It shouldn’t be surprising that Ketogains has grown into a thriving community of more than one hundred thousand members on the back of a no-nonsense system that consistently produces fantastic results. This article examines the critical components of the wildly popular system that works consistently for so many people. Protein as a goal The first […]

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High fat low protein diet vs high protein diet

In a recent Facebook thread Richard Morris of Two 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 phoney controversy causes people to recommend insane amounts of protein at BOTH ends of the […]

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energy density, food hyper-palatability and reverse engineering optimal foraging theory

In Robb Wolf’s new book Wired to Eat he talks about the dilemma of optimal foraging theory (OFT) and how it’s a miracle in our modern environment that even more of us aren’t fat, sick and nearly dead.[1] But what is optimal foraging theory[2]?   In essence, it is the concept that we’re programmed to hunt and […]

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Dom D’Agostino’s breakfast – sardines, oysters, eggs and broccoli

At first, it sounds like a bizarre combination, but when one of the smartest guys in the keto scene says that he has sardines, oysters, eggs and broccoli as his regular breakfast I wasn’t surprised to find this diet scored well in the nutritional analysis. Before he started researching cancer and oxygen toxicity seizures for […]

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the breakfast of champions (Chris Froome and Romain Bardet diet analysis)

My Facebook feed has been flooded lately with stories about Tour de France cyclists going low carb.[1] Or is it high protein?[2] Whatever is going on, it seems to help them run well too![3] While I’m not sure you can say that these elite cyclists have eschewed all carbohydrate-containing foods,  the trend away from processed […]

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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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