Big Fat Keto Lies – Resources

If you’ve made it this far through Big Fat Keto Lies, hopefully, you can see that: there are a number of moving parts to Nutritional Optimisation that can appear complex, and your nutritional prescription needs to be personalised to your current situation, goals and diet. To help people implement the theory, we’ve been developing several …

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Keto Lie #6: Food Quality is Not Important. It’s All About Reducing Insulin and Avoiding Carbs.

People in Ketoland like to point out ‘there is no such thing as an essential carbohydrate‘. However, the reality is that many nutrient-dense foods that happen to contain some carbohydrates are also loaded with essential nutrients that are harder to find when carbs are reduced.  We do need some essential fatty acids. However, the actual …

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Keto Lie #5: Fat is a ‘Free Food’ because it Doesn’t Elicit an Insulin Response

This is one of the cornerstone beliefs of many low-carb and keto diet subscribers.  Many theorise that because carbohydrates raise insulin, the most and insulin is related to fat storage, eating more carbohydrates will lead to greater body fat storage. Thus, dietary fat should be the primary energy source because it doesn’t impact blood sugar …

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Keto Lie #4: Protein Should Be Avoided Due to Gluconeogenesis

Perhaps the biggest differentiator between keto and other successful versions of a lower-carb diet like Atkins, Paleo, Bernstein, Banting, and Carnivore is the misguided fear that ‘excess protein’ keeps ketones low and insulin high through the process of gluconeogenesis. Ever since Jimmy Moore broadcasted the idea that protein could convert to sugar via gluconeogenesis and …

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