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Is there a relationship between nutrient density and macronutrients?

Question:  To achieve optimal health, diabetes control, and longevity you should… Eat more fat to burn your body fat. Follow a Protein Sparing Modified Fast (PSMF). Eat more protein and lift heavy. Drink Bulletproof Coffee. Fast more. Decrease protein and eat more fat bombs. Take exogenous ketones, butter and MCT oil to boost your blood ketones. […]

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optimal meals for fat loss

Who Someone who wants to lose body fat and has good blood sugar control, i.e.: HbA1c < 5.4mmol/L fasting blood sugar < 5.0mmol/L (90mg/dL) average blood sugar < 5.4mmol/L (100mg/dL) post meal blood sugar < 6.7mmol/L (120mg/dL) If you don’t yet have optimal blood sugar control start here. How This weighting is balanced to prioritise high fibre, low calorie […]

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Fibre on a ketogenic diet

High fibre foods are often high in carbohydrates which can be problematic for people with diabetes or those trying to achieve ketosis. People aiming for a low carbohydrate diet often avoid all carbohydrates, including fibre, however this may not be optimal for gut health or overall nutrition in the long term. This article highlights nutrient […]

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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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fine tuning your diet to suit your goals – Wendy

There is no single dietary template that works for everyone. Different individuals have particular needs and goals, and nutrition should be adjusted accordingly. It can be useful to compare how your diet stacks up against other dietary approaches to identify where you might further refine and improve your diet. The insulin load of your diet […]

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glycemic load versus insulin load

The glycemic index (GI) compares the rise in blood sugar for a particular food relative to glucose.  The theory goes that it is better to eat low glycemic index carbohydrates that will not raise our blood sugar too much and will take longer to digest. Building on the glycemic index is the concept of glycemic load which […]

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putting it all together… protein and net carbs

So far we’ve learned that carbohydrate alone isn’t a fantastic predictor of insulin requirement. The observation that protein requires about half as much insulin as carbohydrate improves our estimation of insulin demand. Then understanding that fibre neutralises the insulin effect of carbohydrates also helps us predict the amount the amount of insulin required by a particular food. […]

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how do you like your veggies… cooked or raw?

So what effect does cooking have on veggies?  Is raw better than cooked when it comes to fibre and insulin demand? To help us understand the effect of cooking the table below shows a comparison of the fibre in a selection of one hundred grams of cooked and raw vegetables. food raw cooked carbs fibre […]

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