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How Much Protein Should You Eat?

How much of this should you really eat?

How much is too much?

As we discussed last week, excessive protein is turned into glucose and then to fat. But how much protein is excessive? That’s the real question that stirs up all kinds of controversy. The Recommended Daily Allowance for an adult is 0.8 g/kg per day. How did we get that number? Let’s start at the beginning.

First, I am only dealing with the steady state here. If you are trying to build muscle (body building) then you would need more protein. If you are pregnant or breast feeding or a child still growing, then protein requirements are higher because you are trying to add protein to your body. This discussion only deals with adults at a relatively stable state. Continue Reading →


The M.E.A.L. Diet – the World’s Best Diet for Ultra-Rapid Fat Loss?


Did Dr. Ted Naiman just come up with the simplest and best diet for ultra-rapid fat loss that the world has ever seen?

It’s called the M.E.A.L. diet.

Eat Meat, Eggs, Added natural fats and Leafy greens. Voila. All “invented” by Dr. Ted Naiman. No diet book required.

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Does the Brain Need Carbohydrates?

Does the Brain Need Carbohydrates? – Answers to Common Questions4.7 out of 5 stars5 star81%4 star9%3 star6%2 star3%1 star0%33 ratings3305:56
4.7 out of 5 stars5 star81%4 star9%3 star6%2 star3%1 star0%33 ratings892 viewsLow carb can be great for losing weight and lowering blood glucose. But isn’t it dangerous for the brain? Doesn’t the brain need carbohydrates in order to function?

We asked some of the top low-carb doctors in the world to give their quick and spontaneous answers, and made the video above.

Start your free membership trial to watch it instantly – as well as over 150 video courses, movies, presentations, interviews, Q&A with experts, etc.

Do you have any other question that you’d like answered in a similar video? Feel free to let us know in the comments below.


Do you want to check out a similar video without signing up? Check out the “Is Saturated Fat Bad?” video below. Continue Reading →


Vegan Vs. LCHF Cardiology Battle


Is a low-fat vegan or an LCHF diet better for lowering the risks of diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease? If you want to hear the arguments for both sides, you can watch this video with Dr. Aseem Malhotra and the vegan-inclined Dr. Joel Kahn.

Skip to 1:48 unless you want to learn more about penile arteries:

Mind Body Green: Two Cardiologists Debate Fat, Sugar, And Coconut Oil

The common ground between the two debaters and cardiologists is that sugar is bad for you and lifestyle (movement, stress reduction, not smoking) is important in decreasing risk factors. When it comes to fat they predictably disagreed.

According to Dr. Naiman – from whom I’ve stolen the header to this post – there was a clear winner to the debate. What do you think?

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Why Low Carb Is High in Fat – Not Protein

Too much protein for 1 day?

A lot of protein

Why should a low-carb diet be high in fat, and not high in protein?

I’ve often recommended switching to a diet higher in natural fats and lower in refined carbohydrates. What’s the deal with dietary fat? Simply put, dietary fat does not raise insulin. And hyperinsulinemia is the main driver of obesity. Hyperinsulinemia means literally, high insulin in the blood (hyper means high, and -emia means blood levels).

So, logically, switching refined carbohydrates, which raise insulin significantly, for dietary fat, which does not, can lower insulin levels significantly even if you take the same total number of calories.

But what is so different about dietary fat compared to both protein and carbohydrates that makes this true? It all comes down to the different ways that proteins and fats are metabolized. Continue Reading →


Dr. Ted Naiman and Ivor Cummins Talk Health and LCHF

Do you wonder how to improve your chances to live a long and healthy life? What blood tests could be the most important to track your health? What’s the best way to exercise?

Watch this new video where Ivor Cummins discusses these questions and many more with the fantastic Dr. Ted Naiman.

The Fat Emperor: Dr. Ted Naiman and Fat Emperor Talk Chronic Disease: Tests and Solutions!

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LCHF and Diabetes: Theory and Clinical Experience

4.8 out of 5 stars5 star87%4 star6%3 star4%2 star0%1 star2%48 ratings1,687 viewsDr. Eric Westman is possibly the world’s top expert on treating patients with an LCHF diet. Here he talks about theory and clinical experience with low carb and diabetes.

Watch a segment of the presentation above (transcript). The full 42-minute presentation is available (with captions and transcript) for members:

LCHF and Diabetes: Theory and Clinical Experience – Dr. Eric Westman

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Ancestral Health Conference in London

Are you interested in low carb and paleo? Will you be in London on the 17th of September 2016? Then you can buy tickets to the ancestral-health conference HEALTH Unplugged in London:

HEALTH Unplugged

The conference will focus on ancestral nutrition, fitness and lifestyle. Darryl Edwards, an appreciated interviewee and holder of presentations at our membership pages, is hosting the event.

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Free Low-Carb Beginner’s Guide in 37 Languages – Now Including Korean (and English!)


Do you want advice on an LCHF diet (low-carb high-fat) in your first language? Or do you want to send it to a friend who doesn’t speak English?

Here’s the page Low Carb for Beginners in 37 languages! New today: Korean.

Do you have a translation to an additional language, or do you have a significant improvement of a previous translation? Please email me.


How Much Fat Should You Eat on a Ketogenic Diet?


How much fat should you eat on a ketogenic diet? That depends. Are you following a ketogenic diet for weight maintenance or weight loss?

Depending on the reason, you might want to formulate it slightly differently, as Dr. Ted Naiman illustrates with an example above.

If you want to lose weight, then you should be a bit careful about how much fat you’re adding. Do eat enough to feel satisfied – that’s important to make it sustainable. But more than that will slow down your weight loss. You want your body to burn off body fat rather than added dietary fat.

Once you reach a normal weight, you will need to add more fat to maintain it. You’ll know when that time comes as your hunger will increase. Just follow your hunger, there’s normally no need to ever count calories.

For more details watch the first interview with Dr. Naiman, below.

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