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Not All Low Carb Diets are Keto: Why Most Bodybuilding Fans Get It Wrong!

Not All Low Carb Diets are Keto: Why Most Bodybuilding Fans Get It Wrong!

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To view the original article, click here! When most people think of keto, they think of low carb.  While ketogenic diets are low carbohydrate diets, the reality is that not all low carbohydrate diets are keto.  As I’ve written before, it is quite popular for fitness professionals and YouTube fitness pundits to “beat up” low carbohydrate dieting. Much of this derives from the fact that many physique competitors, who are also quite often YouTube influencers, had horrible experiences with low carbohydrates diets.   Low carbohydrate dieting often evokes imagery of meal after meal of bland, tough, chalky fish or chicken with...

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Glucose VS. Ketones - What is Optimal Metabolically?

Glucose VS. Ketones - What is Optimal Metabolically?

Authored By Samantha Stephenson 0 Comment(s)

A hallmark of both ancestral nutrition and a healthy metabolism is the ability to be fat-adapted, but what does this mean, exactly?  This is a question I frequently get, particularly when I engage in conversation with lay-scientists who tell me to, "just count my macros, dude," which is part of it, but not the only piece. I highly agree with counting macros, and a person who is netting the best results is paying attention to all the moving parts-macros  absolutely included (macronutrients for those unaware-carbs, protein, and fat-counted in a nutrition budget format where you're hitting your number of grams...

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The Low Down on Intermittent Fasting

The Low Down on Intermittent Fasting

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To view the original article about the ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting, click here! I’ve been training since I’ve been about 13 years old, and I started by competing in powerlifting in the 1990s. Nutrition advice for powerlifters at the time went something like this: eat as much as you can as often as you can, even if you aren’t hungry. Normally, this was shortened to two words: eat more. I followed this advice throughout my high school years and later as I reentered the iron sports after my stint as a Marine Corps infantryman where it was pretty impractical. ...

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The Top 5 Habits of Successful Keto Dieters

The Top 5 Habits of Successful Keto Dieters

Authored By Samantha Stephenson 0 Comment(s)

Starting a ketogenic diet can seem daunting to some. Especially because we have grown up following a food pyramid based diet, which is comprised mainly of carbs, some protein, and very little healthy fat. Here is a list of 5 habits to help you successfully make the transition over to a ketogenic lifestyle.     1. TRACK YOUR MACRONUTRIENTS     What are macronutrients? Macronutrients are foods that are required in large amounts in the body, such as fats, protein, and carbohydrates. And tracking them, until you become more comfortable in the ketogenic lifestyle, is going to be so valuable...

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