The carnivore diet…should you do it? Have you heard of it? The carnivore diet So many people ask me about the carnivore diet, and I’m a little bit torn. There seem to be some benefits, clearly, but there are a lot of unknowns. I was introduced to the carnivore diet
The keto diet is much simpler than you think it is. There’s so much confusing and conflicting information about keto, but it doesn’t need to be complicated at all. Read through these articles to get the facts about this way of eating. It’s all here: what to eat and what to avoid, whether you should measure your ketones or use exogenous ketones, the roles of fasting and MCT oil, and more. Plus, Dr. Westman’s top tips for losing weight, getting rid of dreaded belly fat, dining out on keto, and his science-based opinions on artificial sweeteners, seed oils, and more.
These are the top 5 mistakes I see people making when trying a keto diet: 1. Counting Net Carbs Using net carbs instead of total carbs messes up a lot of people. Let me explain. In the “internet keto” world, different brands and influencers teach keto in many different ways.
I think the top five healthy foods are eggs (any style that you like), meat and poultry (any style that you like), fish and seafood (any way you like it – without carbs, of course), cauliflower or other non-starchy vegetables (the ones you like), and spinach or other greens (eat
#1 Understand what keto means What is keto? Keto is not a food, keto is not a brand name, keto is not a license to eat whatever is called “keto.” Keto is a metabolic state. “Keto” comes from the term “ketosis,” which really means fat burning. The most important thing,
I started researching low-carb keto diets over 20 years ago and I didn’t know much about nutrition. Like most doctors, I didn’t get much training in nutrition in medical school or in residency. I did an internal medicine residency and I did learn about total parenteral nutrition, which is what
Dr. Eric Westman: Hi, everyone. My guest today is Dr. Christy Kesslering. She is a radiation oncologist and a member of the Society of Metabolic Health Practitioners, of which I am a board member as well. Christy practices in the Chicagoland area as a “seeing patients” oncologist, which I love.
You may have never heard of metabolic syndrome before. In fact, many doctors don’t even know what it is because it’s a relatively new concept. When we look at heart disease risk factors, metabolic syndrome is a risk factor that’s much stronger than the traditional way of looking at a
The keto diet is not a new concept The low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet is best known for its effect on helping people lose weight. In fact, it was discovered almost 150 years ago that if you took carbohydrates (sugars and starches) out of the diet, you would lose weight. It was
Keto and blood lipids When you do a keto lifestyle, your metabolism changes because your body is now burning fat for its primary fuel. Burning fat for fuel means that you are also burning ketones, and ketones substitute for glucose in most of the cells where glucose was used before