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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Did you see the LATEST animal-based keto vs low-fat, plant-based diet study from Kevin Hall?

It may feel like you’re in a time warp or a bad diet-wars nightmare, but Kevin Hall just published YET ANOTHER study pitting the high-fat keto diet against a very low fat plant-based diet.   Social media is enraged again – it seems we’re living in a world where only controversy gets clicks.   I shared a …

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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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