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the Ketogains method

Ever wondered what foods and meals are optimal for fat loss and muscle building? Ketogains’ Luis Villasenor recently put a call out for recipes for their upcoming Ketogains Boot Camp, so I thought it would be interesting to see what the Nutrient Optimiser had to say about optimal foods and meals that align with the […]

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“high protein” vs “low protein”

In a recent Facebook thread Richard Morris of 2 Keto Dudes fame said: The lipophobics and the aminophobics are both talking past each other at strawmen.   The hysteria is not just humorous, it’s confusing and turning away novices.   This phony controversy causes people to recommend insane amounts of protein at BOTH ends of the spectrum. Protein tends […]

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The nutrient-dense Protein Sparing Modified Fast (PSMF)

The Protein Sparing Modified Fast (PSMF) is regarded by many to be the most effective way to lose body fat while preserving muscle and avoiding rebound binge eating due to nutrient deficiencies. First developed in the 1970s, the PSMF has seen various permutations in weight loss clinics and the bodybuilding community. While the specifics vary […]

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why do my blood sugars rise after a high protein meal?

There is a lot of controversy and confusion over gluconeogenesis and the impact of protein on blood sugar and ketosis. Some common questions that I see floating around the interwebs include: If you are managing diabetes, should you avoid protein because it can convert to glucose and “kick you out of ketosis”? If you’ve dropped […]

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nutrient dense insulinogenic foods for bodybuilding

As well as identifying nutrient dense diabetic friendly foods, we can use the food insulin index to highlight more insulinogenic nutrient dense higher energy density foods for use by athletes or people wanting gain weight. This article highlights more insulinogenic nutrient dense foods that could be used by metabolically healthy people to strategically “carb up” before events, to […]

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Fine tuning your diet to suit your goals – Darth Luiggi

It looks like Luis Villasenor is doing something right. Luis (aka Darth Luiggi who runs the Ketogains Facebook Group) has been on a ketogenic diet for more than 14 years! Here are a couple of video interviews where Luis explains his approach. He is also very active in coaching the more than 7000 Ketogains members […]

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