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 #5: Fat is a ‘free food’ because it doesn’t elicit an insulin response

The Carbohydrate – Insulin Hypothesis is one of the cornerstone beliefs of many who subscribe to low carb and keto diets.  The theory is that because carbohydrates raise insulin the most and insulin is related to fat storage, eating more carbohydrates will lead to more fat storage on your body. Hence, dietary fat should be …

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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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