Red Meat: Our carnivorous evolution

Meat, particularly red meat and its fat, is getting bad press, and the health police continue to attack it. Increasingly, plantarian-style diets are encouraged. We don’t hear about ‘meat and veg’ anymore (in my day that was healthy eating), we hear about ‘fruit and veg’ instead. The health, environmental and ideological accusations being levelled at

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Some tips for a ketogenic diet

I have written much about the ketogenic diet (KD), the state of ketosis, and its underlying science and clinical relevance. The ‘politics‘ of dietary advice too. However, I am aware that I have offered minimal practical advice. I have outsourced that to other sites, particularly for recipes and meal-plans. I have listed some at the

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The carbohydrate-insulin model of obesity

There is likely more than one reason for gaining weight across a population. This post is directed at those who follow western dietary guidelines (high-carbohydrate; low-fat) and who are nevertheless overweight, obese or diabetic. This is a significant (and increasing) proportion of the population. In particular, those who have not had success with ‘dieting’, but still

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Calories-in Calories-out

Most people intuitively understand energy balance, particularly when it comes to weight management. This is known as the ‘calories-in calories-out’ (CICO) model, and its premise is that weight loss will occur when calories-out (CO) are greater than calories-in (CI). This is the basis for most diets, which rely on reducing CI to create an energy

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Beyond a ketogenic diet for weight loss: Cancer

Recently, I have been posting on the fat-burning ketogenic diet, so called because the body adapts to use ketones (derived from fat), not glucose (from carbohydrate) for fuel. It is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate eating pattern, and a fairly effortless way to shed weight because the dieter doesn’t go hungry [links at end of post].

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