The Relationship Between Fat-Free Lean Mass, Energy Requirements and Macros

Did you know that your fat-free lean mass mainly determines your energy requirements? Your body fat comes along for the ride. So the more muscle and other lean mass you have, the more you get to eat and, thus, the more nutrients you can obtain. In Professor John Blundell’s recent presentation at the Royal Society’s …

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The Protein Leverage Hypothesis

Every few years, a new popular diet promises effortless weight loss.  You’ve probably heard of a few of them, like: The potato diet, The egg diet, The avocado diet, Herbal Life, Atkins, South Beach, Keto, Low fat, Carnivore, Zone Diet Plant-based/vegan, The Vegetable Soup Diet… the list goes on. Many people succeed when they switch …

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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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All About the Macros Masterclass [Macros Masterclass FAQ #1]

Over the years, we’ve had a lot of questions from Optimisers as they undertake their journey to Nutritional Optimisation. We’ve continually mined the data and research for answers and documented the most important findings here.  During the Macros Masterclass, we’ll happily point you to answers in this Frequently Asked Questions document as they arise in …

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Glucose Revolution by Jessie Inchauspe (the Glucose Goddess): Review

I’ve been seeing and hearing a lot about Jessie Inchauspe, “The Glucose Goddess”, lately.  Many people have asked me what I think of her approach to stabilising blood glucose.     So, I spent some time checking out her Instagram, website, Amazon preview and everything I could find on her new book, Glucose Revolution: The Life-Changing …

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