The Protein Myth

Protein intake and its effect on ketosis has been both speculated and improperly suggested for a while. The information that is used for diabetics had somehow become canon for people without insulin resistance who just want to lose fat.

  • In a non-diabetic person, protein will not adversely affect ketosis. 
  • You are likely not stalled in your weight loss because of too much protein.
  • Protein is essential for your health.
  • Proteins are the most nutrient-dense foods you can eat.
  • Without protein, your muscle mass and bone density will suffer.

I'm not going to write a lot about this. I'm going to simply link to information that covers these topics. Take the time to read and watch. You need protein in your life.

NOTE: If you do a search on ketosis and gluconeogenesis, you'll find a lot of blogs and articles by some big names in the keto world. Many of them are old and dated. 

This has caused A LOT of confusion for many people. The new info and research that has been done show that the old thought process around gluconeogenesis is wrong. All of the well-known advocates of keto are starting to share this message. 

Look for newer, recent blogs, articles, and video. They will have more complete and conclusive information in them.

Here you go:

Last thought
Caloric Deficit = weight loss (there is a right way to do this and a wrong way to do this)

Everything you do should start with a base of how much protein you need each day. Figure this out then stick with it. Use the Carnivore Macro Calculator to get a good idea where to start.

Protein builds muscles, Muscles burn fat. If you have excess body fat then let your body use it for fuel. If you are trying to lose fat then stop eating more fat. It's really that simple.


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