Keto Lie #6: Food quality is not important. It’s all about reducing insulin and avoiding carbs

nutrient density vs satiety graph of foods

People in Ketoland like to point out that ‘there is no such thing as an essential carbohydrate‘.   However, while this is technically true, it’s irrelevant when you understand that the amount of essential dietary fats that you require is tiny (i.e. 1.6 g of omega-3 and 4.6 g of omega 6 PUFAs or less than …

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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 #1: ‘Optimal ketosis’ is a goal. More ketones are better. The lie that started the keto movement.

If keto is about anything, it’s about ketones.  One of the most confusing things about keto is the concept of ‘optimal ketosis’.  Many people believe that a higher level of beta-hydroxybutyrate (also known as β-hydroxybutyrate, BHB, or ‘blood ketones’) is better.  While this belief was based on the best information at the time, as more …

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