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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Other Things That Affect Your Blood Sugars (Other Than Food) [Data Driven Fasting FAQ Part 9]

As you progress through your Data-Driven Fasting journey, you will start to notice how different things other than food influence your blood sugars. A deeper understanding of these various factors will help you to better interpret the number you see on your meter.  9.1 Many Things Affect Your Blood Sugars As noted by the author …

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How to use a continuous glucose monitor for weight loss (and why your CGM could be making you fat)

If there was anything I thought I knew when I was an insulin-fearing keto zealot, it was: the blood sugar roller coaster is bad, and  stable blood sugars were good.   According to the keto gurus that I followed, if you wanted to lose fat and optimise your metabolic health, the most important thing you could …

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What Foods Raise Your Blood Sugar and Insulin Levels After Eating (Other Than Carbs)?

Does X, Y or Z raise my blood sugar?  This is a common question we get when people start with Data-Driven Fasting.  It’s also an important question for people (like my wife Monica) who are managing diabetes to empower them to make well-informed food choices that will keep their blood sugars stable. While carbohydrates have …

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