Is fear of protein the new fear of fat?

Is fear of protein the new fear of fat? How much protein should you eat on a low-carb or keto diet? Can you run into problems by restricting it to achieve greater ketone readings? And what effect does ketosis have on different types of body fat?

Ben Bikman is a keto researcher with some intriguing points of view on these subjects, and here he discusses this with Kim Gajraj of Team Diet Doctor.

Watch a part of the interview above, where Bikman talks about how protein has a different effect on a keto diet, compared to on a standard American diet (transcript). The full interview is available (with captions and transcript) with a free trial or membership:

Is fear of protein the new fear of fat? – Benjamin Bikman

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  2. jude lynn
    I am so confused what's best way..I have gerd, which have been told to stay away from fat..Appreciate any info..also apple cider vinegar gives me heartburn.
    Thanks, Jude
  3. Liz
    I'm confused should we eat 3 times a day? Should we fast how many times a week? How long to fast? How many calories per meal is confusing If I eat too much protein, the videos state (you may have eaten too much protein) but if I am not losing weight then what am I doing wrong? Help!
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  4. revolucas
    Eat when ever you feel hungry. Larger meals may help if you are having constipation, but smaller meals spread throughout the day may promote metabolism. Take a fiber supplement, like Whole Psyllium Husks with each meal if you want to feel full. Also, you may get better results by having a 16 hour fast, like eat dinner at 6 PM and do not eat until the next day at 10 AM. I really disagree with the idea that too much protein takes you out of ketosis, it's never happened to me and I eat large amounts of protein I obtain from cheese, poultry and protein powder (in water). There is no evidence for it. I think people are just drinking too much milk with their protein shakes and getting too many carbohydrates. Nutrition labels aren't as accurate as people think, so you have to be extremely cautious if you are eating anything with carbohydrates. Also go full out on the diet, do not try to eat "sugar-free" or diet products. Completely stay away from sugar and gluten. Do not do cheat days until you reach your goal weight. A single cheat day can knock you out of ketosis and you waste 4-7 days getting back into it.

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