Maintenance vs Fat Loss – Fat vs Protein

I have come across a very interesting perspective on appropriate ketogenic macros which seems very logical to me. In nutritional ketosis, when your primary source of fuel is fat, it makes sense to count a percentage of YOUR stored body fat as part of your fat macros IF you want to lose weight.

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The above infographic is by Dr. Ted Naiman.  His website Burn Fat Not Sugar  is easy to read and understand.  He give a lot of information on the WHY behind a diet that supports nutritional ketosis.  He also has a Facebook group Burn Fat Not Sugar. Podcasts are also a great tool for understanding his perspective; here are two I have heard:

Dr. Ted Naiman – 2016 Low-Carb Cruise Lecture

Dr. Ted Naiman Shares His Two-Ingredient Secret To Optimum Health

The Facebook group Optimal Ketogenic Living has also been a tremendous source of information. This group has a number of rather smart people that provide copious amounts of information and analysis of ketosis and a ketogenic diet.  Some of the posts are pretty nerdy but do not let that be intimidating.  You will learn and perhaps develop questions pertinent to your own personal journey.  I adjusted my macros based on what I have read and learned and am looking forward to see the impact.

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More to come….

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