Keto diets are really just an extension of eating low-carb. All ketogenic diets are low-carb, but not all low-carb diets are ketogenic. Many people can thrive eating low-carb, without going “strict keto”. Here is a collection of articles about low-carb, how it compares to keto, and even how to find your own personal carb intake threshold.
Low-fat diets were the go-to for folks with cardiovascular risk in the 1960s, but became the overarching ideology from the 1980s. Low-fat diets were promoted by governments, the food industry, and by health professionals. Do you remember this craze and were you an advocate of low-fat diets back then? For
A carb threshold is such an interesting and contentious topic. So much so, that you’ve actually written and launched your new book dedicated to this very subject. Yes, the confusion about carbs. The title we picked was End Your Carb Confusion, to help people understand what carbohydrates are and what
We have all been told that eating fat “clogs your arteries.” What are your thoughts on this? In short, there’s really no scientific proof of that. The story is one of “associations,” meaning this is linked to that, which is linked with that, which is linked with that, therefore it
Eric, your new book is titled End Your Carb Confusion. I thought it would be great to chat about an important section within the book. That is, finding out how many carbs are right for a particular person. You typically prescribe your 20 grams of total carbs per day, but
A lot of bodybuilders use this diet. As a carb burner, in the absence of carbs, your body defaults to using muscle for fuel. But, as a fat burner you always have a source of fuel, a ‘pantry on board’. So, this is essentially a muscle-sparing diet. Can you elaborate?
This blog is an adaptation of Dr Westman’s video on ‘Keto vs Low-carb Diet: Which is better?’ which we have included at the bottom of this article. Q: What is the difference between a therapeutic keto diet and a low-carb diet ? A: The low-carb approach is something I’ve been
This blog is an adaptation of Dr Westman’s video on ‘Long-term effects of a low-carb diet’ which we have included at the bottom of this article. You often hear people saying that a low-carb diet does not have the science behind it, that its safety is still unknown. Is a