Jimmy Does PSMF – Sorta

A while ago, I stated that Jimmy Moore might benefit from a round of Protein Sparing Modified Fasting. Since then, Jimmy had Dr Ted Naiman (burnfatnotsugar.com) on his program and Dr Ted told Jimmy about eating more protein (Episode 7). Jimmy took the challenge and did the diet for a week. He then had Dr … Continue reading “Jimmy Does PSMF – Sorta”

Comparing Diets

Listen. No matter what you’ve heard for or against the ketogenic/Low Carb diet there’s no denying it is superior if you examine the scientific literature as a whole. There’s plenty of pop articles against keto written by people with programs to sell (P. T. Barnum Was Right) but the actual scientific literature is pretty clear. … Continue reading “Comparing Diets”

P. T. Barnum Was Right

“There’s a sucker born every minute” is a phrase closely associated with P. T. Barnum, an American showman of the mid-19th century (although there is no evidence that he said it). Someone posted a link to this article in a Facebook group that allegedly refutes the ketogenic diet (Is a Ketogenic Diet good for YOU?). The autobiography … Continue reading “P. T. Barnum Was Right”

How Many Grams of Carbs Can I Eat?

George Cahill (Annu. Rev. Nutr. 2006. 26:1-22. Fuel Metabolism in Starvation, George Cahill) answered the question of how many grams of carbs keep someone in ketosis: Answer is, it depends. 20-40 puts someone into nutritional ketosis (using fat as fuel instead of carbohydrates). More than 100, there’s no ketosis. Pragmatically there’s a great use for … Continue reading “How Many Grams of Carbs Can I Eat?”

Low-ish Carb Diet and Diabetes

A five week long study was conducted to determine the effect of a non-ketogenic but still low-ish carb diet on blood sugar numbers in diabetes (Diabetes 2004 Sep; 53(9): 2375-2382. Effect of a High-Protein, Low-Carbohydrate Diet on Blood Glucose Control in People With Type 2 Diabetes. Mary C. Gannon and Frank Q. Nuttall). The study … Continue reading “Low-ish Carb Diet and Diabetes”

Is this Keto?

A very common question for those of us who eat a keto diet is “Is this [whatever] keto?”. Along with it comes comments like “you mean you can’t eat bread [or whatever]”. You can google almost any food with the phrase Nutrition Facts to get the carb values. For instance “google banana nutrition facts” returns: … Continue reading “Is this Keto?”

Ketone Measurement in Pee Strips

Turns out there’s actual scientific evidence of urine ketone differences between individuals on a low carb diet. And the levels are not a measure of the body’s ability to make use of ketone bodies as some claim. The evidence comes in the form of a unique scientific experiment done in 1930 on Vilhjalmur Stefansson. Stefansson … Continue reading “Ketone Measurement in Pee Strips”

Revisiting the Calories-In / Calories-Out (CICO) Model of Weight Loss

The Calories-In / Calories-Out model is often criticized by Low Carb diet advocates and there is evidence that the criticism has some validity. A well designed and executed study compared Low Carb to Low Fat diets (Bonnie J. Brehm, Randy J. Seeley,Stephen R. Daniels, David A. D’Alessio. A Randomized Trial Comparing a Very Low Carbohydrate … Continue reading “Revisiting the Calories-In / Calories-Out (CICO) Model of Weight Loss”

Protein Turns into Cupcakes?

Dr Fung makes the following statement on this webpage (Why Low Carb Is High in Fat – Not Protein): Once again, these amino acids are absorbed into the portal circulation and directed towards the liver where excess amino acids get turned into glucose. Turns out the process is much more complicated. To be fair Dr … Continue reading “Protein Turns into Cupcakes?”

Explanations for Blood Sugar Rise with Protein Consumption

Here’s my questions/comments for the KetoGains thread on this subject. I’ve been trying for a while to wrap my head around this subject. Here’s what I think at the moment. Would welcome any feedback on where I am missing it. 1 – My blood sugar meter shows that my blood sugar goes up 25 points … Continue reading “Explanations for Blood Sugar Rise with Protein Consumption”