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How to optimise your protein, fat and carbohydrates to minimise hunger

In the How much protein do you need to optimise satiety article we looked at the critical role of protein in managing hunger. The analysis of half a million days of MyFitnessPal data showed that your body is satisfied with less energy when you give it adequate protein.  So, with protein locked in, this article looks at how fat, […]

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How to maximise nutrient density

We surveyed the Nutrient Optimiser Facebook Group to see what they wanted to learn more about. Overwhelmingly, the most requested topic was nutrient density. Given that nutrient density is the central component of the Nutrient Optimiser algorithm, it’s the perfect place to start this educational series. Managing nutrient density ensures you get all the micronutrients […]

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Redesigning nutrition from first principles

In a sea of nutritional gurus, theories and conflicting opinions, have you ever wondered, “What should I eat to optimise my blood sugars, weight and health to feel great and thrive?” If your answer is “yes,” you’re in luck! This article sets out a bold proposal and methodology to redesign nutrition from the ground up […]

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The secrets to a sustainable Protein Sparing Modified Fast (PSMF) diet (with recipes and optimised food lists)

How to maximise fat loss with the safely with the PSMF while minimising cravings and nutrient deficiencies.

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How much is too much protein? The A – Z Guide.

You eat too much protein, they say… Now that fat is out of the spotlight, the focus for many in low carb and vegan circles has turned to protein as the macronutrient that needs to be avoided for health, good blood sugar control and longevity. At the same time, there are still are plenty of […]

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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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Personalised nutrition… how to tweak the moving parts

There are a number of moving parts when it comes to optimising nutrition to suit your personal situation and goals. General nutritional recommendations are standardised for simplicity.    However simple and standard doesn’t always work for everyone, particularly if you aren’t average, or don’t want to be average. Just like people come in different shapes and […]

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Nutrient density at macronutrient extremes

In the previous article, Which Nutrients is YOUR Diet Missing?, we looked at nutrient density and the micronutrients that you might be lacking when following popular dietary strategies such as vegan, Paleo, keto, or zero carb. As a follow-up, I thought it would be interesting to look at the effect on essential micronutrients if we […]

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