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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All About the Macros Masterclass [Macros Masterclass FAQ #1]

Over the years, we’ve had a lot of questions from Optimisers as they undertake their journey to Nutritional Optimisation. We’ve continually mined the data and research for answers and documented the most important findings here.  During the Macros Masterclass, we’ll happily point you to answers in this Frequently Asked Questions document as they arise in …

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Blood Sugar, Insulin and What to Eat for Each Phase of Your Monthly Menstrual Cycle

The fluctuations in hormones, cravings, and appetite that occur throughout a woman’s monthly cycle are fascinating and mysterious – not just for guys, but for most women as well!   In the days leading up to menstruation, women often experience an increase in cravings, appetite, blood glucose, and insulin levels.  This is sometimes accompanied by water …

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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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