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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Protein Leverage | Professors Stephen Simpson and David Raubenheimer

University of Sydney Professors Stephen Simpson and David Raubenheimer’s work in protein leverage is perhaps the most important body of research around, empowering us to understand our appetite and what leads us to eat more (or less) than we need to.   Professor Stephen Simpson is the executive director of Obesity Australia and the academic director …

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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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Can Too Much Protein Accelerate Aging?

Professors Stephen Simpson and David Raubenheimer have identified what appears to be the universal explanation for obesity – the Protein Leverage Hypothesis. The Protein Leverage Hypothesis demonstrates how our appetite for protein will drive excess energy intake and consequently obesity when the proportion of protein in our diet is low. However, counterintuitively, they also caution …

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Eat Like the Animals: The “Science-Based” Diet Book about the Protein Leverage Hypothesis

Most diet books start with an agenda or a belief about nutrition and try to build science around it.   Eat Like the Animals is the opposite.  Or at least that was what I thought until I dug into the data behind the biggest and most expensive mouse study ever undertaken!  For the most part, Eat …

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