Wonderfully helpful post!
How come nobody ever told me low cholesterol is a precursor to cancer?
Thought that was a nice one-liner?
New and started keto on 9/3/2019 and gave nit list anything. Love your one-liner and am going to restart keto tomorrow using this advice and see if I have better results.
I think I’m overthinking this and concentrating too much on meeting my daily calories my fat protein and net carb %. I will say that I have stayed under net 20 carbs per day.
My other issue is that I think I’m getting overwhelmed by reading too much about keto. I’m feeling frustrated and confused because every keto calculator is giving me different numbers to go by so I’m nit even sure where to start and to focus on.
I’m 53F, CW 160, 5’ 2”. Any suggestions and help would be very much welcomed.
Thank you! This IS good advice. I am on day 11 and so anal about charting every single gram of everything, probably stressing I am not dropping weight others are, and maybe thinking to much about it all. I will try to remember this concept and your article has helped. I wanted you to know.
Try this link:
It’s easier to remember
However the message they have on the site now worries me:
I hope it’s as easy to use as this one. And “research-focused” – I wonder what that means in this context.
Oh wow! Hadn’t seen that notice! Yes, let’s hope the new site is legit!
Thank you so much for your post. Im near tears with so much information, I’m overwhelmed, I’m just 34 days in keto and spending money on stuff that could wait until I’m at least fat adapted. Thank you again.
What a fantastically simple way to explain this way of eating. Love it.
Canada is part of America.
There is no Canadian that thinks that ---- you must not be Canadian…
As a T2 Diabetic, my one sentence description of Keto is perhaps a bit more self serving:
Don’t eat anything that turns into sugar in the blood.
This would necessarily include excessive amounts of protein.
Keto for Life,
I am not Canadian, I am a Texan, but the fact is there are Canadians that are insulted when American is assumed to exclude Canadians and it is also a fact that Canada is part of America, just like Texas.
Keto for Life,
Protein that is turned into glucose in the blood stream.
Not really a definition of excessive…
As well as maybe be a demand driven process so it could well be more like… “protein that is required to be turned into glucose in the bloodstream” ?
There is no one number for protein and recommendations very tremendously, depending on the source. Functional definitions are definitions even if they are not quantitative. If I eat more then about 70g of protein a day then I start to have problems with my blood sugar numbers. For me protein > 70g a day is excessive.
Excessive protein is more than is necessary, desirable; immoderate.
Keto for Life,
Can be quite a dynamic process… used to be a guy on the diabetes.co.uk forum who said protein raised his blood sugars then went carnivore eating raw liver and steaks… and surprise surprise no higher blood sugars from protein.
I’d go so far as to say it depends entirely on where you are on the recovery from T2 schedule as to the likely impact. For those approaching normoglycemia I think it has little to no impact…
I averaged about 150g per day of protein in 2019 with an HbA1c of 27 mmol/m (4.6%)
Keep monitoring and don’t restrict unnecessarily.
Cooked meat has about 7g of protein per ounce. Why would anyone want to choke down a 20 oz steak every day? Alternatively, I could cram two dozen eggs into my face. Why would I do that?
I like both steak and I eat eggs, although I mostly just eat the egg yokes, to avoid excessive protein.
Perhaps, if I was trying to add a large volume of vanity muscle in the gym, I might actually want to eat 150g of protein per day. Considering how many obese people are in the west with a superabundance of available nutrition, it is necessary for a great many people to intentionally restrict what they eat.
Keto for Life,
Why not… tasty and nutritious satiating I’ll be having one tonight, well about 17.5 oz ribeye for dinner 500g. When you only eat once or twice a day as I do then…
I can assure you there is no “choking it down” involved…
Dr. Valter Longo at the University of Southern California how shown that eating high levels of protein is associated with significant higher rates of mortality, 75%, then when compared to those eating a lower protein diet.
This may or may not prove out, but I see no reason at all to consume far more protein then the body needs. One of the best reason’s to fast is to avoid eating any protean at all to allow for a period of autophagy.
I most often eat OMAD, but choking down that big a piece of meat every day just kind of sounds gross. I would much rather eat a more moderate volume, say 4 oz, smothered in butter. The family eats steak quite often, a few hours in the sou vide, we have two, and then a fast reverse sear on the grill, awesome dinner.
Do you perceive any health benefits from eating such a massive volume of protein every day?
I am happy to admit that I know almost nothing about nutrition, but then no one else does either, so I am not going to tell you what to eat. I would only council moderation and dietary diversity. A protein intake of 150g a day sounds rather immoderate.
I think if I had consumed foods in moderation in my past, then I would never have developed T2 diabetes and it is unlikely that I would now be eating a diet that is so low in carbohydrates that it must be viewed as immoderate. When I eat over 70g a day then I get sick so I don’t do it. I try to stay well below that number.
Keto for Life,