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Protein calories don't count

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The term fuel gets used unilaterally when we talk about macronutrients. The idea that the body burns macros in order to provide energy for it to function is the basis for Calories in Calories out (CICO).

I think this is an incomplete view of the process.

If the human metabolism is basically the overall function of the body staying alive then anything that causes the conversion of fuel materials could be considered “fuel usage” and this is how most people look at caloric intake. This includes the 4 metabolic pathways (Phosphagen, Glycolytic, Ketogenic, and Oxidative) and any fuel material lost in the conversion of substrates into raw fuel sources.

But, is the loss of fuel material during substrate conversion the same as the usage of the end product?

If I put 10 gallons of 83 octane gas in my car and my engine is underperforming and I lose 25% of the gas in the process of fueling my car, is the car using 10 gallons or 7.5 gallons to turn the wheels?

Some would argue that it doesn’t m…

12 months of Carnivore

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Everyone is concerned

May 1st, 2018 is when I stopped eating vegetables. The results were almost instantaneous. Overnight, I went from being a respectable person with years of experience managing data and making decisions based on hard analysis, to being a zealot, putting myself at risk, denying science, and being “extreme”.

People became worried about me. I was asked, a million times, why I would do something so drastic. I was even accused of promoting this dangerous behavior to my clients and betraying the vision I had for helping people improve their health and lifestyle.

The first thing following the Carnivore diet taught me was that no one, I mean, No One wants to find out that everything they know could be wrong. I learned that the Carnivore diet is not being fought because it has holes or it doesn’t fit scientific principles. It’s being fought because people don’t like to be wrong. No one likes to change.

Most people that I talk to don’t realize that I wasn’t convinced when I f…

How to stop Diabetes and Save Your Life - Part 5

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Here is the last installment of the series on how you can make changes to improve your life and stay away from diabetes.

I wrote about what diabetes is in Part 1: http://blog.themeatlife.com/2019/02/how-to-stop-diabetes-and-save-your-life.html

I discussed how we get it in Part 2: https://blog.themeatlife.com/2019/02/how-to-stop-diabetes-and-save-your-life_21.html

In Part 3, I detailed how a Vegetarian Diet can be used to reduce the symptoms of Diabetes.: https://blog.themeatlife.com/2019/03/how-to-stop-diabetes-and-save-your-life.html

Part 4 was a breaakdown of the Ketogenic Diet and what makes it so special and why so many people using it to save themselves. http://blog.themeatlife.com/2019/03/how-to-stop-diabetes-and-save-your-life_29.html

Now I"m going to get into the Ultimate Keto Diet. What if you could be Keto without tracking, measuring, or havign to make up alternative versions of foods to fit your plan?

Carnivore Diet The Carnivore Diet, eat meat, and drink water. It doesn&#…

Fruits and Vegetables want you to die! (not really,....maybe)

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No, plants don't want us to die. That was just an attention grabber. I'll tell you something though. They sure as hell do everything that can to stay alive.

Plants can't run from us. They can't bite, claw, or hide. They can fight back and the way they fight back is causing a lot of problems for a lot of people.

Think plants are good for you? Keep reading.

I already addressed the three main points regarding why it's OK to remove vegetables from our diet.

Vitamins and Minerals are in meat and animal productsAnti-Nutrients are plant poisonsBio-availability is lower in plantshttps://blog.themeatlife.com/2018/10/its-in-there-do-we-need-vegetables.html
I've been Following @paulsaladinomd on Instagram  (Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgBg0LcHfnJDPmFTTf677Pw) for a few months now. If you haven't heard of him, go follow him now. He provides the best common sense breakdown of science as it applies to the Carnivore Diet.
One of the things I like about what …

How to Stop Diabetes and Save Your Life - Part 4

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I wrote about what diabetes is in Part 1: http://blog.themeatlife.com/2019/02/how-to-stop-diabetes-and-save-your-life.html

I discussed how we get it in Part 2: https://blog.themeatlife.com/2019/02/how-to-stop-diabetes-and-save-your-life_21.html

In Part 3, I detailed how a Vegetarian Diet can be used to reduce the symptoms of Diabetes.: https://blog.themeatlife.com/2019/03/how-to-stop-diabetes-and-save-your-life.html Ketogenic Diet The Ketogenic or "Keto" diet is all about turning the body into a fat burning machine. It is kind of the next level of the Paleo diet in that it is all about whole foods and cutting out anything processed but it goes an extra step and also reduces total carb intake.

Unlike the Vegetarian Diet, the Ketogenic Diet focuses on changing the way your body uses energy instead of reducing the amount of fuel it receives.

Because the modern diet is so high in carbs, our bodies have become carb burners by default. You eat more carbs so that’s the fuel your b…

How to Stop Diabetes and Save Your Life - Part 3

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We've talked about what diabetes is in Part 1: http://blog.themeatlife.com/2019/02/how-to-stop-diabetes-and-save-your-life.html

We've discussed how we get it in Part 2: https://blog.themeatlife.com/2019/02/how-to-stop-diabetes-and-save-your-life_21.html

Let’s talk solutions How do you manage to live your life with little to no carbs? This is a challenge. It requires building some new habits and having a real understanding of what affects your body and what you can tolerate and live with long-term.

We’re going to discuss 3 options that I see most commonly used to help people combat T2D and insulin resistance. All three are based on eating whole foods and keeping things as organic and natural as possible. They are:
Vegetarian Diet - This is based on lowering caloric intake and choosing foods that raise blood sugar the least.Ketogenic Diet - This is a Low Carb, High Fat diet that prioritizes fat over carbsCarnivore Diet - This is a form of the Ketogenic Diet that eliminates carbs…

Bloodwork Update - 10 Months

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Alright, here we go! It's been 10 months since I started this way of eating on a whim, only to have it take over my life.

3 Month Update
6 Month Update

Before we get into the numbers, there were two things I wanted to test during the time between this and my last bloodwork. 1. How would cheese affect me and 2. What if I ate mostly ground beef?

Those are the two biggest adjustments I made during the time between tests.

Results

My body composition and dates of the tests.

Age:Weight:Body Fat %:46yrs185lbs12%6/19/18183lbs10%9/16/18183lbs10%2/19/19
I was around 92lbs of lean body mass during the first test. I'm around 95lbs now.


Inflammation6/19/189/16/182/19/19Myeloperoxidase199Not Tested190High-sensitivity CRP0.8Not Tested0.2ADMA78Not Tested74SDMA106Not Tested94F2-Isoprostane-Creatinine