Keto Lie #4: Protein should be avoided due to gluconeogenesis

Perhaps the biggest differentiator between keto and every successful version of a lower-carb diet (e.g. Atkins, Paleo, Bernstein, Banting, Carnivore, etc.) is the misguided fear of ‘excess protein’ to keep ketones high, insulin low and avoid gluconeogenesis. Ever since Jimmy Moore discovered that protein could convert to sugar via gluconeogenesis and therefore lower your blood …

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Plant Protein vs Animal Protein. Are all proteins created equal?

I sometimes hear the phrase “animal protein” used as a derogatory term, as if there’s something inherently bad about them.  But, are memes like this perpetuating an ethical paradigm or belief system rather than promoting human health or sustainability?  Is there any difference between ‘animal protein’ and ‘plant protein’?  Or are amino acids just more …

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Oxidative Priority: The SECRET to optimising WHEN and WHAT you eat

Oxidative priority… it’s critical to understanding how fat loss works! In this article, you will learn how your body uses various fuels (with some cool diagrams and examples).  These “secrets” are central to our systems that have helped so many people optimise their diet and achieve their fat loss goals. This info will help you …

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Why more protein at breakfast will help you lose weight

tim ferriss 30 g protein satiety

You’ve probably heard that dietary adage about getting 30g of protein at breakfast to help manage your appetite.  Tim Ferriss popularized in his Four Hour Body and recently reiterated in this video. But does more protein at breakfast actually help you manage your hunger and keep you satisfied? 30g protein breakfast data analysis To understand whether protein …

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Best macro split for fat loss, bulking and maintenance

Many people like to define their diet based on macro ranges, such as: low-carb, ketogenic, high-fat, low-fat, high-protein, or high-carb. However, if you want to control your appetite, reduce body fat, and improve your health, you probably want to know if your chosen dietary preference works. Everyone agrees that consciously restricting calories can be difficult.  …

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How to calculate your macros for fat loss, bulking, athletic performance or maintenance

Most macronutrient calculators give you a very specific answer about how to calculate your macros. This is simple, but unfortunately not optimal when it comes to ensuring optimal nutrition. Nutrient-dense whole foods don’t come in prepackaged satchels of protein, carbs, fat, fibre and calories that you can mix together to meet specific macronutrient and calorie …

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