Want to lose fat? DON’T aim for stable blood sugars! (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 was following, if you wanted to lose fat and optimise your metabolic health, the most important thing you …

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Personal Fat Threshold model of insulin resistance, diabetes and obesity

I recently shared Dr Ted Naiman’s latest “insulinographic” that attempts to explain the adipose centric theory of diabesity. It created some great discussion as well as some confusion, so I thought it would be worth an article to unpack the critical insights about how insulin really works in our body and what we can do …

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Is the acetone:glucose ratio the Holy Grail of tracking optimal ketosis levels?

The real magic of ketosis seems to occur in a lower energy state. High levels of beta-hydroxybutyrate ketones (BHB) can be a good sign, particularly with lower blood glucose levels. Unfortunately, forcing in extra energy in the pursuit of higher BHB levels (e.g. exogenous ketones or refined fat) has the potential to drive higher insulin …

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