Journey Into Ketosis Part III

Warning: This  post contains shirtless pictures of me. TL;DR Ketosis has treated me well. I share expected and unexpected results. Six Months of Ketosis In Part I I talked about what ketosis is and how to achieve it. In Part II I talked about my first month of complications. This post is about long term adaptation. When I last measured, my liver was still metabolizing fat and produci

Journey Into Ketosis Part II

TL;DR This is a journal of my first month of ketosis. A quick recap of Part I : * Ketosis is when your body metabolizes fat instead of sugar as its primary fuel source. * To enter ketosis you must eat fewer than 50 grams of carbs per day for a minimum of two weeks, and ideally 60-80% of your diet is fat. * You can measure blood ketones with over-the counter-tests. * Ketones are the preferred fuel for organs like your brain, heart

Journey Into Ketosis Part I

TL;DR I eat lots of fat to switch my body into metabolic fat burning. Uhhh...what? Ketosis is a state in which your body makes a fundamental metabolic switch from burning glucose (sugar) to burning fat as the primary fuel source. To enter ketosis you must restrict carbohydrate intake to less than 50 grams a day for a minimum of two weeks. Uhhh...why? There are many benefits to ketosis that will warrant another blog post. But I'll indulge you briefly: * Increased consistent energy * Profoun

Nutritional Fallacies

If you're going to indulge my writing on nutritional science, you should know where I stand on specific  issues. The most important thing when learning about a new subject is learning who you can trust. Every opinion below is based on research, but if it all reads as lunacy to you, then don't trust me. I won't cite any studies in this post. This is not to argue for a point. It's a lay of the land. What is my role in nutrition? I am not a doctor, practitioner, nurse nor involved in the medical