In another topic I posted:
But don't call it keto
In comparison, yes, 100 grams of carbs per day is better than 300-500 grams. And I also agree that lots of people will be far healthier at 100 grams per day. So let’s just call it what it is: Lower Carb.
Plenty of us are eating keto to gain the health benefits that derive from eating nutritional keto, not to cure or alleviate any particular medical condition. Make no mistake, being in ketosis is healthier overall than being simply lower carb. There are multiple health benefits to having your insides awash in ketones rather than not. So let’s be honest about it and not confuse the issue. Lower carb is not keto. Although it’s better than higher carb it does not gain the benefits of ketosis.
It’s not an ‘allowance’. It’s a ‘tax’ you must pay in order to eat certain foods that are otherwise nutritious and worth paying the tax. Like all taxes, the intent is pay as little as possible, not as much as you can get away with.
So, what exactly are some of those “multiple health benefits to having your insides awash in ketones”? And why is the objective to minimize carbs, not waste time figuring out ways to ‘game the system’.
The first one, and quite possibly the most valuable for those who aren’t doing keto trying to cure some specific medical condition, is the conversion of white adipose tissue (WAT) to brown adipose tissue (BAT). This only occurs in ketosis and is inhibited by insulin. Sitting on the fence betwixt ‘lower carb’ as much as you can get away with and ketosis doesn’t cut the mustard. Watch Bikman’s video below.
Related, but failed to make much impression apparently. Why not I don’t understand. My hope is resurrecting this topic will result in higher interest and discussion.