Keto Lie #4: Protein Should Be Avoided Due to Gluconeogenesis

Perhaps the biggest differentiator between keto and other successful versions of a lower-carb diet like Atkins, Paleo, Bernstein, Banting, and Carnivore is the misguided fear that ‘excess protein’ keeps ketones low and insulin high through the process of gluconeogenesis. Ever since Jimmy Moore broadcasted the idea that protein could convert to sugar via gluconeogenesis and …

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The Ultimate PSMF Calculator

Do you have dreams of losing weight, having abs, and looking fit by summer? You’re not alone. If you’re looking to quickly lean out and lose fat, you may be interested in the preferred weight loss strategy of bears and bodybuilders alike: the Protein Sparing Modified Fast, or PSMF. The Protein Sparing Modified Fast (PMSF) is widely …

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Can Too Much Protein Accelerate Aging?

Professors Stephen Simpson and David Raubenheimer have identified what appears to be the universal explanation for obesity – the Protein Leverage Hypothesis. The Protein Leverage Hypothesis demonstrates how our appetite for protein will drive excess energy intake and consequently obesity when the proportion of protein in our diet is low. However, counterintuitively, they also caution …

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Plant Protein vs Animal Protein. Are all proteins created equal?

I sometimes hear the phrase “animal protein” used as a derogatory term, as if there’s something inherently bad about them.  But, are memes like this perpetuating an ethical paradigm or belief system rather than promoting human health or sustainability?  Is there any difference between ‘animal protein’ and ‘plant protein’?  Or are amino acids just more …

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Eat Like the Animals: The “Science-Based” Diet Book about the Protein Leverage Hypothesis

Most diet books start with an agenda or a belief about nutrition and try to build science around it.   Eat Like the Animals is the opposite.  Or at least that was what I thought until I dug into the data behind the biggest and most expensive mouse study ever undertaken!  For the most part, Eat …

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