Keto Lie #5: Fat is a ‘Free Food’ because it Doesn’t Elicit an Insulin Response

This is one of the cornerstone beliefs of many low-carb and keto diet subscribers.  Many theorise that because carbohydrates raise insulin, the most and insulin is related to fat storage, eating more carbohydrates will lead to greater body fat storage. Thus, dietary fat should be the primary energy source because it doesn’t impact blood sugar …

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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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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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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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Blood Glucose, Glucagon and Insulin Response to Protein vs Carbs

The food insulin index data indicates that there is both a blood sugar and an insulin response to the glucogenic component of protein. [1] A higher protein intake tends to lead to better blood sugar control, increased satiety and reduced caloric intake. Digested amino acids from protein circulate in the bloodstream until they are required for …

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Physiological Insulin Resistance and Adaptive Glucose Sparing – Why Are My Fasting Blood Sugars High on a Low Carb or Keto Diet?

I have a confession…  I like coffee. I like coffee in the morning. I like coffee in the afternoon. I like coffee black.  I like it white. I like it with sugar, with chocolate, or just plain. I like the taste of coffee. I like the way it makes me feel and helps me stay …

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