How the Biggest Trends in Nutrition Influence How We Eat Today

On hearing the phrase “nutrition trends”, most people think of keto, vegan, paleo, plant-based or carnivore.  But these are really just short-term fads, not significant trends.  Even Google Trends shows how these trendy diets come and go. While we can’t predict the future, the best way to understand where we’re headed is usually to look …

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Keto Lie #6: Food Quality is Not Important. It’s All About Reducing Insulin and Avoiding Carbs.

People in Ketoland like to point out ‘there is no such thing as an essential carbohydrate‘. However, the reality is that many nutrient-dense foods that happen to contain some carbohydrates are also loaded with essential nutrients that are harder to find when carbs are reduced.  We do need some essential fatty acids. However, the actual …

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The “Acceptable” Macronutrient Ranges (AMDR) for Protein, Fat and Carbs: A Data-Driven Review

How much protein do I need to lose weight?  Do I need MORE protein on a low-carb diet?   How much should I reduce dietary fat to get results?  What about carbs? What if I want to gain weight or I am active?    These are some of the questions I regularly see in the Macros …

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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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