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picture referencing protein over-consumption with a lot of different meats like chicken, beef, etc

Protein Over-consumption in Ketogenic Diets Explained

Protein over-consumption is one of the main issues discussed at the Ketogains Group everyday. People are always reading, hearing and/or misunderstanding that eating protein will cause gluconeogenesis and kick you out of ketosis. Tyler Cartwright splendidly refuted the claim that protein supply activates GNG in this post, I recommend you check it out.

 

 

So, if protein consumption doesn’t massively increase gluconeogenesis, then two questions remain:

Why doesn’t ketogains recommend you eat tons of protein? Why does protein over-consumption lower ketones? Ketogains Protein Recommendation

 

Of these questions, the first is easier to answer….
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gluconeogenesis is not steak to cake says ketogains

Gluconeogenesis – The worst name for a rock band ever

At least three times a week I am engaged either in the Facebook group or other places asking questions that generally go like this:  “At what point do I eat too much protein and go into gluconeogenesis ?”  So I wanted to provide a more thought out answer, so here goes.

I should add that my commentary here is largely to be filtered through the lens of T1 diabetes…if you’re T1 diabetic, the regulatory feedback mechanisms are endogenously broken (the pancreas isn’t producing insulin), and must be regulated exogenously (the injection of insulin).

What is gluconeogenesis?  Read more