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Metabolic Advantage, Red Herrings, and the Battle of the Diets

The recent publication of the full text of Kevin Hall’s pilot study on ketogenic vs non-ketogenic weight-reduction diets has sparked a blog battle that doesn’t seem to have any end in sight. It gives reason, apparently, to discuss at least a couple points: Do ketogenic diets have a metabolic advantage over other diets? Are ketogenic diets superior to ordinary diets?

It also gives us reason to wonder about few other ideas:

The significance of honest reporting Study design and limitations The significance of bias

Before I spend too much time…
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Sigma Nutrition – Luis Villasenor: How to (Successfully) Implement a Ketogenic Diet for Body Composition & Strength

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Micronutrients Made Simple

There are a number of reasons that you may not be performing optimally – you may not be eating sufficient amounts of calories (be they protein, fat, or carbohydrate) for performance and recovery, you may not be getting adequate rest, you could be under a great deal of stress; it’s also possible that all three of those examples are just fine, but your diet is garbage and you forgot about micronutrients.

 

One of my criticisms of the IIFYM (If It Fits Your Macros) movement (at least what it “became,” perhaps not what it was intended to be)…
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The Two Fears that Sabotage Change

 

It’s become a recurring thought in my head about how to share with people who have a long journey of self- Change ahead of them something that I’ve learned from 9 years trying to become the person I want to be.  How do you take all of the successes, all of the struggles, and all of the questions that bounce around in your head and condense it down into something that both resonates with people and also encourages them to recognize what is ahead and how to deal with the challenges that will come?  I was reminded of something…
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Ketogains – Ketogenic Diets in #context – Part 2

In Part 2, Tyler continues his talk about how the ketogenic diet is not a one-size-fits-all but rather depends on the CONTEXT of the individual. Here he dives a little deeper into beginning to understand ketogenic macronutrients.

 

Check part 1 here.

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Ketogains – Ketogenic Diets in #context – Part 1

During our first Ketogains summit on ketogenic lifestyle we had some great ketnotes Tyler Cartwright explains the basics of a Ketogenic diet, in CONTEXT. This is part one of the session. Check part two here

 

There are various definitions and lines of thought on what a Ketogenic Diet is. 75% Fat? 90% Fat? 100% Fat? Let us not complicate things:

“A Ketogenic Diet is one in which a diet is sufficiently low in carbohydrates to cause the body to produce ketones”

There is no “true” ketogenic diet – A ketogenic diet is #context dependent of your goals, body fat…
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Protein Synthesis without carbs

New post by Jacob Wilson aka “The Muscle Prof”

Protein Synthesis is supposed to be carb based, but this myth has been debunked.

Day two of the Muscle Professor Academy is looking at ketogenic dieting and muscle protein synthesis. A common misconception is that carbohydrates are needed to stimulate muscle protein synthesis (building of muscle).

We did the first study ever to look at synthesis in muscle following resistance training. In this study we had two groups of participants that consisted of 6 weeks of calorie matched high carb or very low carb ketogenic segments. After 6 weeks we did…
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Carb Refeed when doing a Ketogenic Diet?

Carb Refeed is one of the predominant terms used against ketogenic athletes, people say you need carb to do endurance or any kind of exercise, but is this true?

New post by Jacob Wilson aka “The Muscle Prof”

Do you Need to Carb up on a ketogenic diet? The answer is NO! In this study 22 elite athletes on either a high carb diet (50 % of calories) or a ketogenic diet (Carbs only 5-10 % of calories) performed a long duration endurance event meant to deplete muscle carbohydrate stores (glycogen).

After exercise subjects…
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