Kickstart your basic keto diet

kickstart-your-basic-keto-diet

What’s a basic keto diet? A basic keto diet is considerably higher in fat and lower in carbs than is typical of modern diets with pasta, bread and potatoes as their staples. Your protein intake will remain pretty much the same, although if in doubt, it may be wise to eat a little more considering many older Americans don’t get enough [x]. Plainly stated, this means most of your calories will come from fat, about a quarter from protein and

Continue Reading

6 Common Fat Loss Mistakes

body scale with an apple

Mistake 1: losing fat is all about willpower Obesity was extremely rare before the concept of food calories [1] was ever invented. There’s no evidence to believe our ancestors used willpower to stay lean, even during times of abundant food. Truthfully, what our body does with the food we eat largely depends on its hormonal and metabolic states. Consciously trying to maintain ‘caloric balance’, the official advice given to the obese, fails miserably. This is undeniable in the face of

Continue Reading

Are low-carb diets good for high-intensity training?

Women training with corde

Probably. For an even lower-carb ketogenic diet, maybe. It’s a controversial topic within the sports nutrition sphere. We should already know, but don’t, in part because of the corrupt practices in the sports nutrition industry (check out Tim Noakes’ book for an example [1]). What 2 studies say about training low-carb or ketogenic One 2006 study said sprint times of cyclists doing a high-intensity 4 kilometer time-trial were significantly slower on a low-carb high-fat diet than when on a high-carb

Continue Reading