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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What foods raise your blood sugar and insulin levels (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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Blood glucose, ketone and insulin changes after six weeks with Nutrient Optimiser

The diabesity epidemic is a growing challenge, not just to our metabolic health and waistlines, but our global economy, threatening to bankrupt countries with growing health care costs.    To help manage this, the Nutrient Optimiser has been designed to empower users to actively manage their blood glucose with their food choices.   The Nutrient …

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energy density, food hyper-palatability and reverse engineering optimal foraging theory

In Robb Wolf’s new book Wired to Eat he talks about the dilemma of optimal foraging theory (OFT) and how it’s a miracle in our modern environment that even more of us aren’t fat, sick and nearly dead.[1] But what is optimal foraging theory[2]?   In essence, it is the concept that we’re programmed to hunt and …

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Dom D’Agostino’s breakfast – sardines, oysters, eggs and broccoli

At first, it sounds like a bizarre combination, but when one of the smartest guys in the keto scene says that he has sardines, oysters, eggs and broccoli as his regular breakfast I wasn’t surprised to find this diet scored well in the nutritional analysis. Before he started researching cancer and oxygen toxicity seizures for …

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