4 High Carb Foods Myths That should be Hidden


The Truth About Carbs & Weight Loss (4 CARB MYTHS DEBUNKED!!)

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The Great Carb Myth

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The TRUTH about CARBS [Myths and Benefits]

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Prof. Tim Noakes ‘It’s The Insulin Resistance, Stupid!’ (Part One)

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21 hours ago · 4 Myths About Carbs That Crazy Diets Want You to Believe Myth #2: You don’t need grains. You can get fuel from other foods. There isn’t one food that can do everything, but a high.

Myth: “Sugar-free foods don’t raise blood sugar.” When reading nutrition labels, many people only look at the amount of sugar a product contains. But it’s actually the amount of total carbohydrate that affects your blood sugar. For example, one popular sugar-free chocolate chip cookie has zero grams of sugar but 20 grams of. MYTH?

Cut back on carbs to lose weight. FACT:Carbohydrates come in different forms: simple and complex. Simple carbs found in foods like cookies and candy lack vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

Cutting back on these sweets, is a great way to eat healthier. Foods with complex carbs like whole-wheat bread, beans, and fruit, have lots of nutrients. Myth 3 – Avoid carbs after training “Don’t eat any carbs after you train if you want to lose weight.” Let’s dig deeper into why some bodybuilders hold the above perspective. A low-carb diet can help you lose weight and control diabetes and other conditions. Some high-carb foods obviously need to be avoide.

More than 75 percent of SODIUM Americans consume is estimated to come from processed foods – not the salt shaker. That’s why it’s so important to compare nutrition facts labels and serving sizes. Mattes, R. D., and D. Donnelly.

1991. Journal of the American College of Nutrition 10(4):383-393. High levels of sodium are found only in food. And eating a diet high in bad carbohydrate foods, as most everyone does, increases your risk of heart disease, stroke, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes and obesity.

The bottom line is bad carbs are bad and good carbs are good. That’s unfortunate, because fruits, whole grains, and many other carbohydrate-rich foods, including legumes and starchy vegetables, offer good nutrition as well as pleasure. Following are the top 10 myths that get in the way of many people consuming carbohydrates. Myth 1: Only Breads and Grains Contain Carbs.

This article explores both the positive and negative effects of carbs that you need to know to maintain a good health and healthy weight. Carbs Supports Weight Loss. People commonly believe that carbs are unhealthy and cause weight gain. However, there are certain compounds from the group that can support weight loss.

Foods high in carbohydrate Carbohydrates are an important part of your nutrition plan, because they are one of the body’s main sources of energy. Carbohydrates also have the greatest effect on your blood glucose levels.

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Bodybuilders must avoid simple carbohydrate foods because they cause the pancreas to secrete high levels of insulin to handle the sudden rise of sugar in the bloodstream.

“Natural Bodybuilding” by John Hansen
from Natural Bodybuilding
by John Hansen
Human Kinetics, 2005

High-carbohydrate diets—in particular ones fueled by pasta, grains, and packaged foods—tap the insulin response so frequently that we can become insulin-resistant on the cellular level, he says, which is the first step toward obesity and Type 2 adult-onset diabetes.

“Inside the Box: How CrossFit ® Shredded the Rules, Stripped Down the Gym, and Rebuilt My Body” by T. J. Murphy
from Inside the Box: How CrossFit ® Shredded the Rules, Stripped Down the Gym, and Rebuilt My Body
by T. J. Murphy
VeloPress, 2012

In a recent study, Professor Walter Willet from the Harvard School of Public Health and his co-workers published a detailed review in the journal Lancet on the impact of carbohydrate intake on all-cause mortality [13].

“Future Foods: How Modern Science Is Transforming the Way We Eat” by David Julian McClements
from Future Foods: How Modern Science Is Transforming the Way We Eat
by David Julian McClements
Springer International Publishing, 2019

But here’s the whole truth: Genuine whole grains—the kind that haven’t been processed to death, stripped of fiber and depleted of nutrients—are “good” carbs.

“The Looneyspoons Collection” by Janet Podleski, Greta Podleski
from The Looneyspoons Collection
by Janet Podleski, Greta Podleski
Hay House, 2012

I’m not going to list every kind of carbohydrate‑rich substance on the planet, because you aren’t stupid.

“Naturally Thin: Unleash Your SkinnyGirl and Free Yourself from a Lifetime of Dieting” by Bethenny Frankel, Eve Adamson
from Naturally Thin: Unleash Your SkinnyGirl and Free Yourself from a Lifetime of Dieting
by Bethenny Frankel, Eve Adamson
Atria Books, 2009

There’s a world of nutritional difference between carbs that are complex (whole grains, beans, legumes, fruits, and vegetables) and those that are simple, or easily converted to sugar (such as white bread and other refined baked goods, white rice, white potatoes, sugared fizzy drinks, chocolate bars, and so on).

“What to Expect: Before You're Expecting” by Sharon Mazel, Heidi Murkoff
from What to Expect: Before You’re Expecting
by Sharon Mazel, Heidi Murkoff
Simon & Schuster UK, 2010

Reacting to this connection between grainand sugar-carbohydrate consumption and poor health, a minor segment of the population has moved away from protein-, fat-, and carbohydrate-rich diets to ones with large amounts of protein and fat, particularly in the form of animal meats and dairy foods.

“Healing with Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition” by Paul Pitchford
from Healing with Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition
by Paul Pitchford
North Atlantic Books, 2002

The low-carb proponents cite plenty of anecdotal evidence stating that limiting starches augments fat burning, delays glycogen usage, keeps blood sugars stable, and prevents bonking in the late stages of a competition (not to mention the often-cited improvements in digestive problems).

“Peak: The New Science of Athletic Performance That is Revolutionizing Sports” by Marc Bubbs
from Peak: The New Science of Athletic Performance That is Revolutionizing Sports
by Marc Bubbs
Chelsea Green Publishing, 2019

(For a list of good highcarbohydrate choices, see “High-Carbohydrate Foods” on page 234.)

“Marathon: The Ultimate Training Guide” by Hal Higdon
from Marathon: The Ultimate Training Guide
by Hal Higdon
Rodale Books, 2005

But not just any other source of carbohydrates, we have to look for a source of carbohydrates that is easily digested, as well as a source of complete protein that is also easily digested so as not to overload the digestive system and waste energy.

“The Best Conditioning Method for Gamefowls Competing In the Long Knife” by Sabong Culture and Art
from The Best Conditioning Method for Gamefowls Competing In the Long Knife
by Sabong Culture and Art
Independently Published, 2018

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  • Lived among the Eskimos in northwest Alaska for over 20 years. Seal oil is served with every meal; people eat as much as they want (in other words, to satiety). I went for 3 months one spring on just caribou meat and fat/marrow, with homemade whole milk yogurt for dessert. Felt normal…just less stool. Used dried fish and whale blubber one summer while working on St. Lawrence Island. (Fresh whale blubber is the best…tastes a bit like coconut oil.)

  • If this is the case, why would anyone who is obese consume a high carb diet if they have high a1c, high glucose, high insulin and triglycerides that would be causing more excess sugar (carbs)to be stored as triglycerides makes no sense to eat high carb in that case.

  • No offense but Dr. Phinney seems to have some excess belly fat. Not the first person on keto to find the fat went to his/her belly. Hard to get rid of.

  • Great stuff! Listening to Dr. Phinney and many others I discovered almost by accident made me realize how much I didn’t understand about how my body functions and how extraordinary the human body is designed to keep us healthy if only we respect it. At age 65 I was frustrated that I could not lose 10 lbs though I ate “healthy” pretty much all of my life. I was and still swim about 3 miles a week, lift weights, etc. and live an active lifestyle. I just put my inability to lose that 10 lbs down to being older. It wasn’t that. 11 months on LCHF (approx 30 40 grams of carbs a day, mostly from vegetables, nuts) I dropped the 10 lbs easily and feel the many, many benefits of this lifestyle like consistent energy all day, zero urge to snack, mental clarity, healthier skin, nails and teeth from eating the best sources of animal protein and fats I can find. I’m not even spending more on better food because I eat less frequently. And I love food. The big wonderful secret of LCHF is that you do not sacrifice the enjoyment of food and eating because of less frequency, you enjoy it just the same or maybe more.

    I just wish more people could discover this way of life but alas, the discovery has to be personal.

  • only thing i find strange is all the requirements for electrolyte supplementation. I’ve heard organ meats might help this, but if keto is adaptive, why would it require 21st century adjustments? How could his example of the two men eating meat for a year, not include some anecdotes about muscle cramps and other ailments?

  • But the lean body mass loss was taken from water fasts with people not keto adapted, right?

    I think it’s reasonable to assume an adapted metabolism would spare lean body mass to a greater extent during a water fast.

  • keto can be good as a stabilizer, but TEST SHOW long term lifestyle is NOT good. Need to cure body so that is can make its own proper keyto. so many people pushing keto diet miss this very important info.

  • This info could have saved my mother who died from the rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm at age 74 in 2002. She also had a 14 year history of worsening dementia (Type 3 diabetes.) Her TGs were always sky high and she had the milky serum. I never learned about this research in my medical studies and evidently neither did any of her doctors. As recommended, she ate a low bad fat, high carb diet for decades and was always about 50 pounds overweight. If only she had been treated appropriately. She was so betrayed.

  • Phenomenal Dr Phinney as always. I just came off of another 7 day water fast and am fully Ketogenic. I do both intermittent fasting and high fat.

  • What an amazing accomplishment, dear Dr. Phinney! I am soooooo glad we are contemporaries and as always: VIVA the Internet! (I know you wish the two Inuit Ladies had an iPhone or two).

  • The benefits of keto continually blow my mind, I understand your excitement talking about it because it happens when I talk about too ����

  • The point about the inuit is wrong. They have a higher rate of any kind of heart disease than any other people on this planet. Check the real data.
    Vegetables are good and required. All of the <20g daily carbs should be made up of vegetables.
    Other than that keto is great.

  • Thank you Dr. Phinney for all your excellent work on this subject. So hard to change the antifat dogma that still persists in modern day culture. I am currently looking into the fascinating ways of the Inuit people and just to point out something that you may or may not know; a science researcher actually did discover that these cultures obtained high levels of vitamin C through consumption of whale skin and muktuk. A 100 g piece provided an impressive 36 mg that was easily conserved through freezing or eating it raw. Other sources came from caribou liver, seal brain and kelp. They weren’t lacking anything! A very sophisticated group of people indeed.

  • But if someone has fat to loose, wouldnt it be harder to loose if they have a high carb diet since they would burn the carbs and the glycogen instead of the stored fat?

  • He says that in starvation mode “most of the brain’s energy comes from ketones but still a ‘minor’ component comes from glucose”, from gluconeogenesis. Ok so far. But then he says that this equates to “4 ounces of lean body mass per day. Even in the most adapted human, starvation ketosis is robbing you of a quarter pounder every day.”

    I’m curious how this works out: In other words, how many calories comes from the gluconeogenesis of 4 ounces of muscle, when we know that 4 ounces of protein contains about 566 calories. Clearly 566 calories of glucose is not a “minor component”, so I must not understand correctly.

    Or, is Dr. Phinney’s math wrong, or is he simply mistaken about this?

  • I’m currently at around 30 mg/dL blood sugar on the ketosis diet and I actually feel pretty great. I haven’t eaten carbs in days, though. Mostly olive oil and protein in my diet.

  • We are bombarded by lies because the scientists are paid by the industries that make money from the results of their research and backed by a world elite who want to control everything we do. Look at the current whoppers. Climate change is caused by CO2. Vaccines are safe and effective. Men who say they’re women are real women. There’s no cure for cancer, and so on…

  • Please list any large scale research on the use of Ketogenic Diet using this diet for a long time (1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or more years). I’m disappointed to see a Medical Professional promoting an unproven method. Researchers on Ketogenic diet have been done for specific diseases and used for short period of time. a Doctor you shouldn’t recommend anything that hasn’t been scientifically tested..

  • This guy is my hero and i thank him deeply for all that he’s done. Nothing fancy about him, but he makes so much sense and he’s so enjoyable to listen to. Thank you for uploading this!:)

  • I’d love to know how to translate this for those wanting to build muscle mass (i.e. bodybuilding). Any videos from these guys covering this? I love this channel

  • Right… you and Dr. Noakes… finally understood how metabolism works and stores energy… and I thank you for that, as this should in time eliminate bad science that has influenced the last two generations. Big Fan, also Dr. Volek, Dr. Westman, Champ, D’Agostino, Lustig… et al.

    70 Going On 100… the Centenarian Diet

  • I am excited by these findings. My daughter is type 1 and I will share this with her. I am trying to reduce my weight and am also on lithium and Seroquel for bipolar. I wonder if these meds will rob me of the opportunity to achieve ketosis? Thanks for your work.

  • He is wrong about starvation ketosis and that a.a. comes from muscles IT DOES NOT! Lean body mass is preserved by growth hormone. Studies proved just THAT, not what he’s talking about read here: https://intensivedietarymanagement.com/fasting-and-muscle-mass-fasting-part-14/
    Do you really think that body is that stupid to break down muscle when it has that extra skin, extra collagen that supports fat tissue? Aminoacids can come from there!

    Fasting ketosis is totally safe, this statement of his, that you will break down muscle is just wrong, facts does not support his claim.

    Otherwise great man, great talk.

  • Consuming blood was not limited to the Masai.  Blood pudding was commonly eaten in the UK until very, very recently.  Also blood sausage, etc.  Meats must be properly drained of blood to keep well, but our human ancestors around the world would likely not have wasted such a valuable source of nutrition.

  • I’d like to see the blood work on those following this diet. Loosing weight doesn’t mean your healthy. I’m thinking this guy looks like he could stand to loose 25 lbs. Let’s see the blood work and if you’re preaching it why are you carrying around that weight?

  • A quick chemistry lesson
    Your digestive tract is full of bacteria. Some of them feed on choline and carnitine, nutrients in red meat, egg yolks and high-fat dairy products. As they feed, they give off a chemical called TMA (trimethylamine). Your liver turns TMA into TMAO (trimethylamine-N-oxide).
    TMAO in your blood affects the inner wall of your blood vessels, causing cholesterol buildup. If you have chronically high TMAO, you have double the risk of heart attack, stroke and death. Studies show that levels of TMAO in your blood can help predict your risk of heart disease.

    A natural treatment

    So, if TMAO is harmful, how do we get rid of it? One way is to stop gut bacteria from making TMA in the first place.
    The new study by Dr. Hazen and his team found that a natural substance called DMB (3,3-dimethyl-1-butanol) could do this in mice. The result was lower TMAO levels and fewer clogged arteries.
    “We were able to show that drugging the microbiome is an effective way to block diet-induced heart disease,” says Dr. Hazen. “It’s much like how we use statins to stop cholesterol from forming in a body’s cells.”
    DMB is found in some olive and grapeseed oils. Because it’s not an antibiotic, DMB doesn’t kill “good bacteria.” And, unlike antibiotics, there’s little risk of overusing it or building resistance to it.

    What this means for you

    There’s a long way to go before treatments are fully tested and approved for humans.
    “My hope is that, down the road, this type of approach to lowering TMAO can be used to augment other approaches for reducing risk of cardiovascular events,” says Dr. Hazen.
    In the meantime, should you stop eating meat and other animal products? Dr. Hazen says moderation is key.
    “Omnivores usually do have higher levels of TMAO than vegetarians and vegans, but not always,” he says. “TMAO level is determined more by your gut microbes than your diet. Other factors also play a role, such as the microbes you’re exposed to and other aspects of your health, like kidney function and genetics.”

    A test to measure TMAO levels is now available at Cleveland HeartLab.
    December 31, 2015 / By Heart and Vascular Team

    Red Meat Linked to Kidney Failure -Red meat increases your risk for kidney failure, according to a study published online in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Researchers assessed data from 63,257 participants as part of the Singapore Chinese Health Study and tracked diet and kidney failure. Those who consumed the most protein from red meat increased their risk for end-stage kidney disease. Results showed that replacing a single serving of red meat with another source of protein, such as soy products or legumes, cut the risk for disease by over 60 percent. These findings support previous research that suggests diets high in processed meats increase risk for disease and mortality.

    Lew QLJ, Jafar TH, Koh HWL, et al. Red meat intake and risk of ESRD. J Am Soc Nephrol. Published online July 14, 2016.


  • Hey Dr Phinney,I am so relieved!  My worst critics were me, myself, and I.  “If I would just eat less and exercise more; why am I so lazy?” etc., my self talk WAS pretty destructive.  I had given up on any hope of loosing weight and getting into good physical shape Currently I have a waste measurement of 52 inches, at 284lbs and 5’2, I have been so discouraged until NOW!  I am on my first week of a low carb, protein in moderation, high fat Ketogenic lifestyle.  I have successfully fasted in the past, so doing intermittent fasting will not be a problem.   I have eliminated sugars both in processed and natural forms.  For now I am avoiding alcohol and no more then one cup of morning java.  This a major habit change and I realize that in three weeks a habit change will be ingrained.Here is my Question:  In your talk, you state that early onset of Diabetes II can be reversed with diet and fasting,  but will I always be “insulin resistant?”  Looking down the road say one year, and I have lost the weight, gained muscle by working out, and am feeling more energy. Will the insulin resistance only be controlled by diet, or will my body heal itself of insulin resistance?   Let us say I want to incorporate dates for energy bars, or have an occasional glass of wine (not every day, more like 2-3 times per week, one glass)  Will my insulin resistance come back with those slight changes?  Assuming I continue on Ketogenic lifestyle with intermittent fasting?

    Thanks for your input

    Carrie Kucherro

  • First time for me… and I agree, as been on ketogenic for 2 months… weight down 10%… blood sugar normal… wating for HDL to come up..
    70 Going On 100

  • With metabolic disorder I have lost quiet a bit of weight in the last few months without having to spend hours at the gym or jogging ten miles a day on the Ketogenic diet. I have also noticed that i can not take over the counter or doctor prescribed medicines because they are way to strong, however i can take herbal medicines and other natural remedies and they work very well for me.

  • Um, if you are burning fatty acids and turning them into ketones, there is that glyceral backbone that gets converted to sugar in the liver. Why wouldn’t the brain just use this sugar along with the ketones.. why would it tap into the muscle storage? I believe the glyceral backbone amounts for 10% of the calories of the triglyeride no?

  • Loads of great information backed up with good research.

    I have been using Ketosis for weight loss and loss 50lbs since February, I now cycle in and out of ketosis to maintain the weight loss.

    When I want to get back into Ketosis, would exercise burn up the remaining glycogen in my system and make my body produce ketones and enter ketosis quicker? I am now a regular runner and also go to the gym a few times a week, I have been pondering this for a while now!

  • Observation here are great, since the AMA has failed in there mission, these research type MD’s, are moving ahead of the AMA, NIH, and Chemical Industry.

    Elite athletes are going ketogeneic as this provides an energy reserve of 50-80,000 Kcal, vs 3-4,000 Kcal of stored carbohydrates. Results are improving performance essentially across the board. This is not unexpected as it was known that native Americans could run down their prey. Bows and Arrow we used for war as it was not necessary for hunting since most animals like deer, could only run a mile or two., which is also true of African “Hunter Gathers” also.

    Humans are long distance runners, whereas animals are sprinters. Our elite athletes will be the test and prove this theory and by adding micronutrients from greens for a balance we can avoid Dr Ames’ Triage Theory of Nutrition. This should promote the “Longevity Vitamins” and allow the body to use its own antioxidant genes. It is known that carbohydrates depress the body’s own defenses.

    70 Going On 100

  • On the ice cream, we find that if there is enough maple syrup to flavor it, there is no need for additional sweetening of any kind.   Also since we are all exposed to ever increasing levels of more and more different synthetic chemicals we choose not to add any to our food.  As Dr Phinney makes clear, human biology is complex, and no one knows what affect(s) synthetic sweeteners may have in the long run, so why take avoidable & ujnneccesary chances?   It is worth trying ice cream made from cream, no milk, too.  With or without egg yolks.

  • Instead of black coffee, try coffee with cream-m and no sugar.  Any decent coffee with enough full fat milk and/or cream doesn’t need any sugar, especially as one’s taste is reset as one stops eating lots of starch and sugar.  For those concerned about lactose, there is very little in cream.  But even our milk yields over 1 quart of cream per gallon just skimmed off the topwhich leaves a lot of fat in the rest of the milk.  All fresh squeezed from 100% pasture/ grassfed Jersey cows, of course.  The milk or cream buffers the acidity of the coffeea boon to flavor and the body.

  • Steffanson, on his ‘meat and fat only’ diet was accessing nutrients not present in muscle meats via the brains, marrow, and organ meats that few Americans eat. These traditional and nutritious animal-source foods were highly valued, until the industrialization of the food system, as they do not keep nor ship well. The Weston A. Price Foundation website, and the Price Pottenger website have more info on traditional (pre-Industrialization) diets, and where to source pasture-raised meats, butter, etc.

  • According to somefrom the Mediterranean, or their parents were that diet contained fewer sugar and starch carbs than indicated in this chart. In addition to olive oil, this diet traditionally contained a lot of high fat pork, and fatty fish. Plus poultry with the skin and subcutaneous fat layer, including ducks and geese, which Americans rarely eat. And lots of eggs.
    Also, Jerry Brunetti (his videos on YouTube are fascinating for those interested in nutrition and/or how high quality food can and should be sustainably raised in an eco-friendly manner) says the traditional pastas of Italy contained lots of eggs ‘with just enough flour to hold the eggs together’. Most pasta consumed in the USA has no eggs.
    A lot of the ‘carbs’ in the traditional Mediterranean diet are from non-starch plant sources.
    Interesting to contemplate…

  • Protein is primarily carbohydrate!!! The body uses protein for structure (enzymes, cell repair, hair, bones, etc.) but only needs about 30-40 gms/day. All the extra protein that comes from high protein diets are broken down into amino acids, which are converted to GLUCOSE by deamination (-NH2) which combines with water HOH to form ammonia NH3 which is converted, via the Ornathine cycle to Urea which is excreted…. Ergo: proteins are actually, for the most carbohydrates…and are insulinogenic. So high protein (expensive) diets are, metabolically, HC diets.

  • I have been following the LCHF / Ketogenic lifestyle advocated by Stephen Phinney and others for the past 14 months. The weight loss has been great, the reversal of pre-diabetes, hypertension, fatty liver, IBD, inflammed joints, eczema, hay fever and gum disease has been amazing. But the icing on the cake (excuse the pun:-) is not having to fight the constant, relentless hunger that ruled my life and tormented me for years I feel truly liberated. I now understand that I am no different from my northern European ancestors who evolved to survive long harsh winters. I need to eat like them if I’m to survive my modern environment of abundance. I will be forever grateful to those people like Stephen Phinney who challenged the current dogma and went against the grain ��

  • Yeah, interesting about the body consuming a quarter pound of muscle tissue per day when fasting in nutritional ketosis and how this conflicts with Fung’s idea that the body preserves muscle tissue when fasting. I guess Fung’s point is that there may be more muscle loss when on calorie restricted starvation diet compared to straight fasting? That’s one possibility.
    I have a personal experience where I practiced intermittent fasting, worked for 6 hours, then ran 8 miles. I’ve never felt better during a run, certainly not in 20 years. But when I got back, I had the brownest urine (quite scary). Clearly rhabdomyolysis. My guess is the body just broke down muscle tissue to use for energy (maybe running provides the required stress response?). It worked, I had lots of energy, but not an ideal scenario. I’ve haven’t done that again. But I love intermittent fasting.

  • The diet does not make sense.With all the food on the planet ta hav ta narrow it down to 80% of fat is foolish.Ya,I’m sure the diet can work because so many diets do work. But at the end of the day it’s has ta be boring. During the summer my body says water, fruit, sallad etc. Hate a lot of fat in the heat! In the winter that’s A different story. My body welcomes fat.��

  • Are there any vidoes / studies done on ketogenic diets for pregnancy? Learning how important ketones and beta hydroxybutyrate is for the last trimester and first 3 months after pregnancy for the babies brain development makes me curious as if maybe a low carb high fat diet is beneficial during pregnancy.

  • Dr. Phinney, your work is amazing. Do you have a schedule of where you will be speaking and when? I am a new found lover of the ketogenic diet and beta hydroxybutyrate!! This to me is the answer for everything I’ve searched for, for health, for fat loss, for muscle gain without the “bulk” phase. Thank you for the decades spent on researching!

  • This man, along with other experts on ketogenic diets, changed my life. Type 1 diabetic on a ketogenic diet for almost 2.5 years now, with very good success on managing my disease!

  • Dr. Phinney is my favorite. He is a much better speaker than Dr. Attia who had no studies done under his belt and acts arrogantly like he’s the best of everything.

  • try different things,
    what works for me:
    cut out or minimize junk food, processed foods, bad fats, alcohols, and all forms of sugars.
    prioritize quality protein.
    small portions of leafy vegetables.
    one fistful of starchy/complex carbohydrates like tubers and rice.
    no fruits.

  • very balanced and sensible summary in a world where the debate about food choices have become a, frankly absurd, subset of our evermore polarised political and social identities

  • When I have a high carb diet low fat I am hungry more often, high fat low carb I am less hungry and its easier to keep calories lower. Its all about hunger, weight loss is about the same for me.

  • Yes losing weight always requires caloric deficit but a low carb diet is still immensely beneficial. I am prediabetic and with a low carb diet my blood sugar is stable throughout the day and I always feel great instead of being drowsy and tired after a high carb meal. Also sugar is poison period. I get headache and very irritated with a cup of Starbuck with too much sugar in it.

  • I think this is a balanced view of the overall picture, I’m a high carber and it works absolutely fine for me. I’ve been low carb in the past and it did work for weight loss but I could stick it long term. It’s really about what works best for the individual.

  • Thanks Layne. So, what if a person increases protein and reduces both carbs and fat so calories are unchanged. No difference in weight I assume because no change in calories. What about body composition, less body fat and more muscle, maybe?

  • Can you guys talk to TrainerRoad a training program that pushes carbs at 100 grams an hour for training and performance. Coach Chad is a big carb lover.

  • Stop obsessing over insulin? Are you crazy? Chronically high insulin is the culprit behind most of our chronic metabolic diseases!

  • the anti insulin people are stupid, both fat and fructose cause more fat gain per extra calorie than glucose/starch and yet fat and fructose promote near 0 insulin production. starch/glucose/insulin aids muscle growth, fructose and fat make you fat. the reason for this? the coversion of fat to fat or fructose to fat is much simpler than the conversion of starch/glucose to fat which is a much more important factor in how easily something makes you fat. however also note, calories are the most important factor of all.

  • I agree with most of what you are saying but I think you should also consider foods that cause inflammation (seed oils, chemical sweeteners, sugar etc) and how that chronic inflammation can effect long term health, or lack thereof.

  • If you eat more than 4,000 calories a day in the Keto diet, your weight will not increase as it would if you eat 4,000 calories from carb, also your sugar level will be dancing because of your high carb diet

  • Does someone have the PDF he is talking about at 6:00: the chapter of the book describing Cahill’s experiment showing that after adaptation, people do fine when their glucose is driven down to negligible levels.

  • I’m not saying this to be a zealot… I genuinely want to know the truth I don’t want to give my patients false information… like I used to believe it was all about calories.. but I’ve met and contacted soooo many people who went on keto and the fat just evaporated from their bodies? I usually hate anacdotes but at a point I feel like even if large studies showed it’s all about calories… like what does that mean if I’ve met so many people who’ve lost weight on keto? I sincerely hope i haven’t become blinded due to confirmation bias but I don’t believe that’s the case because I used to feel that way towards the calories model… the idea that hormones can effect the amount of free energy loss per unit time is physiologically and physically plausible…

  • I mean this very sincerely and not rhetorically… but I’ve heard anecdote after anecdote after anecdote of people on keto losing weight? At first I was skeptical but I’ve seen it so much and I personally know people who’ve become slender on keto? I realize a single anecdotes is Literally the antithesis of statistically significant… but I really want to understand what’s going on? You don’t think it’s possible that keto and keto hormones could change basal metabolic rate? Mitochondrial Uncoupling effect? What about the fact that on keto one is peeing, breathing and evaporating from their skin chemical energy in the form of different ketone bodies(this loss of free energy does not occur on SAD) This isn’t possible? Perhaps it effects appetite which I guess isn’t changing metabolism… but it’s not possible that low insulin high counter regulatory hormones can effect the rate of free energy loss per unit time?

  • Not all wrong. Just some wrong. Having lost 50lbs on keto and lived with horrible knee pain for years, I can tell you that inflammation is not reduced with the fat loss but during the fat loss. My knee pain returns, without much weight gain, if I eat inflammatory foods (sugars, high carbs, bad oils). My knee pain goes away again when I return to LCHF. Strictly cal reduction reduces metabolism. On a LCHF diet my body will burn more calories. My body tuned to HF will also work longer and harder without dips in energy level while fasting for 36 hrs. If I had pasta in moderation and a low-fat chicken breast, my body would quickly crap out begging for more fuel to burn and refuse to get fat fuel from storage.

  • Insulin controls weight loss period….Carbohydrates incite the pancreas to secrete insulin PERIOD!!!!!…I wud put ANYbody on a strict and clean ketogenic diet against ANYBODY and that ketogenic diet is gonna produce the best results for weight loss..PERIOD…is basic Physiology

  • This isn’t appropriately applied to a holistic health perspective. Where carbohydrates are converted to sugars which ultimately cause long term issues by way of inflammation. This is the cause of a majority cardiovascular diseases due to the distruction of vessel walls. Which ultimately leads to the easier clogging of blood vessels and more commonly, breaking of vessels.

    One distinct thing people don’t take into account is the way human bodies work. You can EASILY sit and eat an entire bag of chips, till your stomach is physically full, you won’t ever know you’re full. There is no operation that happens in the body when consuming carbohydrates that tells the brain that you’re full, that you’ve gotten what you need.

    Try to do the same thing with a 40 oz steak. Your body will tell you to stop, and for an average person, that’s long before physical capacity of a stomach.

    Carbohydrates are the primary cause for a vast majority, if not all, chronic diseases and immunity deficiency. As inflammation weakens the entire body… as a whole. Because even when insulin is increased temporarily, it still causes damage. And repeating this over time causes destruction of arteries.

    tl;dr. He is right, but wrong.

  • I find it so disheartening that the big pharmaceuticals and ‘vegan’ supporters (so much money involved) appear to be winning the war to maintain our unhealthy and life destroying lifestyles. How do we fight the huge amounts of money being put into the vegan lashback? Do we wait till our children and grandchildren all die of diabetes and obesity?

  • O! M! G! THAAAAAANK YOOOOOOUUUUU!!! I love you for clearing this whole shit up! I’m going to be referring a lot of friends to this video!

  • So how do keto do 3k a day calorie diet and lose weight? Been well noted now. Insulin allows this, no insulin raised…. no fat stored. You do not need a deficit in calories as long as the carbs are low enough not to spike insulin. You don’t store more fat ffs. I’ve lost 50 lbs high fat diet not counting calories. Bacon and eggs, double cream, avocado, avocado oil, cheese all the way. No calorie deficit for over a year. Now size 10 after fighting for a lifetime. Calorie deficit doesn’t work. I stilleat 2500calories as a woman and lose weight. Low cal is a fad started in the 80s, youhit your goal then what… you eat a raisin over your calorie limit and gain weight? Eating only dry salad and chicken breast, Nope not me, I lost a lot of weight no calorie deficit and so have many others. I eat full ribeye steak and green veggies daily and still lose weight, Stop bullshitting people into deficit like weight watchers did… where are all those people 5 years post. Just cut the damn carbs

  • In this video he emphasises the need to compare total calories. Sure. I just cannot see how high carbs can be defined as having low calories if the aim is to hit calorific deficiency. Perhaps he meant to say high carbohydrate dietary percentage.

  • Finally someone who knows what they are talking about lol.
    Calories in calories out that’s what I did to lose 30kgs in 3-1/2 months on a high carb lean meat zero oil diet with potatoes,rice,pasta,and heaps of fruits like mangos,watermelon, mixed berries and bananas.This was three years ago and I haven’t been sick in anyway,I’m off all medication at the age of 49.Just eat clean,do a little exercise and it’s easy to stay healthy.I have one cheat day a month.

  • Calories in calories out is BS. Insulin is a huge deal. Period. Anyone doubting this should listen to Dr Jason Fung on this subject. He’s an actual doctor and knows what he’s talking about.

  • Something inexplicable happened today. I had asked a couple of colleagues to get their fasting insulin and HbA1c checked. The results I saw astounded me:
    Healthy individual HbA1c 4.3 and fasting insulin 18 uIU/mL.
    Type 2 diabetic individual (on 10 units of insulin at the age of 29!) HbA1c 11.2 and fasting insulin 5 uIU/mL.
    Would be great if anyone can throw some light on this. Thank you very much.

  • High carb lower calories does work, but that is much2 harder to do compared to high fat low carb on diabetic patients. Because basically thats like telling patients to “starve themselves”. This is the art of the keto diet. Not saying everyone must do keto, its just to consider. And if ur on board with it do it at ur own risk, or reward. Monitor ur health as u do it, if its a problem and not showing results, stop. And try different ways.

  • ” high carb does is increase insulin level acutely, acute short term rise in insulin,that short term rise will take any kind of fat more likely to fat cells, so higher carb lower fat, therefore theres less fat to drive to adipose tissue”
    1. hey layne, in diabetes theres no acute rise in insulin. Theyre chronically high insulin regardless theres high carb meal or not. That is why a high fat low carb diet is prescribed to reduce that resting insulin. So theres none of this “acute” thing going on.
    2. As we age we also become less insulin sensitive, hence a high fat low carb diet is the way to go for preserving insulin sensitivity.
    3. Fats can easily be burned for energy in the absence of carbohydrates, in a system that has low insulin.
    4. The body is able to produce carbohydrates on its own, through gluconeogenesis and this is enough for normal function unless theres strenous workouts.
    5. Yes, eating fats will be stored as fat, the key is to eat just enough calories for energy on fat! Try to cut down the fat gradually for fat loss but not immediately! Because leaving urself low energy and unproductive is stupif af.
    6. Basically u didnt debunk insulin as the culprit of diabetes here, alright bro bye

  • Hi, im curioud about this research 9:30
    can you link me the research please?
    who did it? on how many people they did this? just give me a link please.

  • Nice pic. Used to climb that in the summer with my brother and ski down. 2.2K nematodes gave this a thumbs up. I hope they take advantage of their extra 7 days.

  • Great video and explanation! Love the toolbox analogy as I’ve lost 26kg since July this year and followed strict keto diet for about 2 months. Once fat adapted lower dietary fat a bit or even implement IF and watch the fat melt off! Now I feel in control of my craving for Shit food I’m also comfortable adding simple carbs post work out for helping increase my gains. I felt keto helped me reset and tame my hunger now to increase gains manipulating insulin. Can’t wait to hear ur response for the JRE game changers debate.. with the English version of hanity!

  • Fat doesn’t need insulin to be stored it just goes in! Insulin is the key hormone to signal growth and fat storage but also fat don’t care and just goes in anyway (Biolayne 2019)
    See Biolayne, they had me fooled… They made me believe that eating Donuts would spike my blood sugar and that would spike my insulin and that would make my muscle cells to adapt to not be so sensitive at the really high levels of insulin, thus creating insulin resistance. Then being insulin resistant, now I could store more fat eating the same thing as a lean person because my body was producing more insulin!
    But now you say such it’s not true and that Donuts are perfectly Ok, just don’t go over the Calories! and if someone is still gaining weight then their calories must be lowered even more and if they are shivering in summer, feel sick and don’t even want to get up from bed it must be genetic and totally nothing to do with not eating enough Calories and your body cutting the budget on vital stuff! Sounds legit.

  • Wow. A personal thank you for this vid. Following his advise I have lost the weight. Had to come back and re listen. As you can easily go in circles when listening to others. Fantastic stuff.

  • The problem with this is that ketogenic diet is still lower in fat than any high carb or high sugar diet. People have a big imagination and thinking keto is a diet higher in fat than other diets.

  • Layne, I enjoy your videos and don’t really disagree with anything in this one. Except one thing I think you are overlooking is insulin resistance: how you get it and its effect on metabolism and weight loss/gain. People who eat high carb (especially high sugar) diets and combine that with frequent eating never give their bodies a break from the insulin assault. The high carb foods shoot insulin up high and the frequent snacking never lets it fall all the way down. Over time, this wears out insulin receptors and in response your body has to send insulin higher each time you eat to do the same job. But that just means it takes even longer to fall and is even more likely to get knocked back up by the next meal or snack before it has fallen to base. This is what Dr. Jason Fung refers to as the “vicious cycle” that leads all the way to type 2 diabetes. Thanks to the work of Dr. Joseph Kraft and Dr. Fung, we now understand type 2 diabetes to be simply severe insulin resistance the end stages of that vicious cycle that may have taken a decade or more to occur. What Dr. Kraft found was that most people who are overweight are also insulin resistant to some degree (he categorized them into 4 different buckets). When you are insulin resistant, it is much harder to lose weight because the high insulin you have all the time is preventing stored energy (carbs or fat) from being accessed. So when you run out of energy from the food in your blood, you get fatigued as your metabolism crashes due to lack of available energy. Yes, calories in calories out, but the rate of calories out goes way down when you get fatigued in these energy crises. There are 2 ways to reverse the insulin resistance and repair your metabolism: a very low carb diet or my preference, Intermittent Fasting. Both have the same goal lower insulin for long periods of time in order to allow your damaged insulin receptors to heal. I prefer intermittent fasting for many reasons. The main two are because the keto diet is too restrictive and not enjoyable (and thus not sustainable for most) and also fasting gives your cells and even longer and deeper break from insulin than low carb which still has insulin release for protein and carbs (its not 0 carbs).

  • What about the differences in hormone production? Wouldn’t low carb high fat be better in terms of net effect due to improved test and GH production reducing muscle loss/increasing muscle gain during a cut? I don’t know, I’m just asking.

  • in the grand scheme of things total calorie balance dictates fat loss and hormonal responses 2:07
    I call bullshit. Exactly that mantra has been propagated for decades and it did makes us fatter and sicker. Here’s the starter question we should ask ourselves: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_r8mIAiL00…but I understand. It’s Fitness Industry interested in people returning to them paying more and more money while being promised unrealistic results.

  • The point isnt just weight loss its blocked arteries from bad carbs even if you are skinny. Carbs should be in extreme moderation.

  • And the evidence for what you are saying is that keto actually still requires to lower overall calories:D it’s the water weight loss on keto what makes the people exited the most but once they hit their plateau then they start to realize…

  • I admit this is anecdotal: I have been doing keto for less than 3 months now, NOT because I want to loose weight (though I need to) or to be healthier, but for one single purpose, to stave off diabetes that my doctor says I’m dangerously close to (from my a1c results). I’m a fat guy who loves to eat. I don’t count calories, I eat when I’m hungry, I don’t fast. I have a sedentary desk job and exercise sparsely. I’ve lost 25 pounds in less than 3 months and reduced my a1c number. I eat bacon and eggs every morning, my dinners are corned beef and cabbage, sausage and hamburgers with cheese always with a veggie. I even snack at night; macadamia nuts, pork rinds or pepperoni. I am eating more fat but I am not storing more fat. I’m losing it.

  • A low carb or keto diet can also combine relativity theory with quantum physics, if just more scientists would follow it. Heard it here first!

  • Tha kyou this video clear up all my question based on a recent 12 week keto I did it was great but not suitable for me so I had a big question on which energy source is better for our bodies to be able to maintain and based on what you said depends on our caloric deficit or surplus sustainability as well as are consistent lifestyle choices on which diet will be best and most consistent and what we can do and for me it’s definitely high carbs moderate protein low-fat as well as cycling my carbs because of bodybuilding Lifestyle!!! Thankyou liked and a new subscriber!!! Sharing this on my Facebook now!!

  • Neither side of this argument has it exactly right. Carb restriction helps with weight loss, but the restriction does not have to be to Atkins levels.

    People sometimes do not focus on the fact that even on a low-carb diet, you have to burn through all you have consumed in a day before you can actually begin to burn body fat. That is true whether you are on low carbs or high carbs, but a high carb diet means that it takes the body longer to switch from dietary energy to stored body energy. The reason is because carbs are such an efficient fuel source that the body runs longer on them than on fat, when calories are equal.

    Example: I can maintain my weight on 2800 calories per day and 250 grams of carbs in an 8 Hour eating window. If I keep the same 8 Hour eating window and reduce my calories and carbs by a third, I will probably reach a state of body fat burning by hour 20 in a 24-hour cycle. However, if I keep the same 8 Hour eating window, reduce my calories by 1/3 and my carbs by 2/3, I might reach a state of body fat burning by hour 16.

    My experience has been that going full-on keto is not necessary, but reducing carbs does help. The point in this video is correct in that calories are the primary driver of weight loss.

  • I’d still love to see the experiment where you compare my red meat/veggie diet (2700cal/day) to an all Snickers diet at 2700cal/day and tell me that person and I will have the same metabolic result. Absolute garbage. Calories and hormones both matter.

  • Look, Ive been training for 26 years and a PT for 15 years. Myself and the majority of my clients have felt better, stayed leaner by dropping (not totally excluding) carbohydrates. Most people here in the UK eat carbs for literally every meal. I, and many clients feel physically better on a moderate protein, fibre and essential fat diet.

  • Hello, I really need to ask the following. Please note; I do eat healthy, I do not eat junk food, drink soda, beer, alcohol, eat pizza or snack between meals. I do not eat when I am emotionally upset. I eat organic foods. Over the years I had (not at the same time obviously) two personal trainers (Pro Sports Club and Gold’s Gym), one registered dietitian and one nutritionist as well as a diet based on my microbiome most recently. The results were amazing! All these well educated professionals managed to help my bank account and credit cards get much thinner! Really!
    The only thing they failed to do, was help me reduce body fat.
    The registered dietitian was honest. She said; “Mr. Radovich, unless you are the biggest liar in the world and are lying to me about your caloric intake and exercise, I honestly do not know what is going on in that freak-show body of yours. I am not helping you and it is pointless for you to waste money paying me to get fatter”.
    Standing at 6’2″ and 250 lbs, then a 48 years old male, I was put on a daily diet of 1,850 Calories with a 40/40/20 (protein/carb/fat) macro nutrient diet, clinically calculated and professionally prepared snacks and meals for me, as well as a regimen of weight resistance training. In addition to that I played table tennis and I swam weekly. After two months, I gained a little over a pound of weight/fat, no muscle gain. Calories in/calories out??? I am not convinced and you can see why. I think that applies to someone who is healthy without low testosterone, fatty liver, stress etc.
    The only diet that worked (without counting calories and which I will never do again, was Atkins) I was on the induction phase of < 20 grams of carbs daily for three years straight. I exercised 5 x per week. I dropped 100 lbs and my body fat was down to 12.7% I got sick and at the hospital they told me I have liver damage (non alcohol related) aka fatty liver and some kidney damage.
    I do have low T. My doctor put me on a patch, but when when she saw my IGF-1 was 283, she told me to return the patches and never use them again. This was while I was on the Atkins induction phase. I don’t know how extensively I damaged my body with all these different diets and calorie restriction.
    I tried fasting, but not only did I lose precious lean body mass, I also got very sick and my body really did not appreciate that. Today at 59 years of age, a healthy balanced diet of about 2,500 calories per day, keeps me at 290 lbs and 38.9% body fat. I can go as low as you like calorie wise, but at some point my body retaliates and I either eat more, or I get very sick. Every time I went on a diet, I ended up getting fatter. I used MyFitnessPal, Polar HRM, Apple Watch 4 for calorie tracking. I do keep in mind what you said about the accuracy of their calorie tracking, but this is ridiculous; unless they are miscalculating my TDEE and calories burned by a huge margin. I can’t afford any more mistakes and have no interest in pouring more money just so I can ruin my health even more or gain weight; I can do that for free without any help. Any thoughtful, value added insight(s) would be appreciated. Thank you.

  • I’m just never giving up toast in the morning. Look we all die. At some point you just gotta draw the line somewhere.

    I know why I’m obese. It’s the pizza, the fries, the chips, the generally awful portions. It aint the buttered toast.

  • I was my leanest on high carb! 50% of my calories were from carbs. They were mostly brown rice, oatmeal, sweet potatoes, quinoa, fruits and veggies. I did try keto for a couple months out of curiosity…no improvements in mood or physique except that it kept the water weight off. But then I have friends who swear by it. It really is all about finding what works for you and your lifestyle!

  • Thank FUCK for this video, I have seen so many YouTubers attempt this topic and they always get 85% there with their comments and ideas but never truly finish the topic and explain fully why calorie control is the most important element for weight loss. Pretty easy concept, pretty hard to explain well. WELL DONE

  • Sigh… yet another Keto denier. I don’t care about the “myriad” of studies Layne. Been Keto for a year and a half. Lost 78 lbs. I’m a 32 waist at 51 yrs old and benching the 100 lb dumbbells. If anyone can achieve sustainable results on other diets, more power to you.

  • I think I love you. You have saved me from all the bullshit I have been reading which has confused me and stopped me losing weight. Love the passion and how you back up with in depth bio chemistry.

  • Carbohydrates aren’t the problem and fat isn’t the problem. Hunger is the problem and carbs and insulin fluctuations trigger hunger while blocking fat metabolism.

  • Heads up here…most people on keto are reaching out for help because they are either diabetic or border line, IT MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE.
    Layne has no clue like some carpetbagger on a soapbox. (Just like Julian Micheals) with product he’s trying to sell.
    HUMANS AREN’T SUITED FOR HIGH CARBS…YOU DONT MAKE SENSE! In fact in 10 years you will be so FAT following your ignorant advice!!!

  • I am catching up on your videos, and what stands out to me is that they just make sense. No miracles, no tricks, no BS. Science trumps broscience. Keep up the good work.

  • What about the affects on your Metabolism? Maintaining your metabolism by replacing Calories from Carbs with calories from fat vs. constantly lowering your Metabolism by constantly lowering your Calorie intake just to continue to burn fat?

  • Some people apply to the fact that they are sensitive to some foods, these people are those who are usually fat from their childhood, sugary carbohydrates increases insulin and cuases weight gain, for example I’m not like that for me it’s all about overall calories, but for those with this hormonal issue it’s about what they eat

  • Nonsense. Insulin DOES matter and eating fat doesn’t make you fat. I have been keto for a year and lost 50lbs in 6 months and maintained that weight without counting how many calories I am eating. I could be eating more or less of my BMR, or both on any given day. No way in hell could I have gotten away with this eating a regular high carb diet. Unless you are VERY strict, VERY strategic and VERY active, you WILL gain weight much quicker on a high carb diet than on a low carb.

  • No, he’s making stuff up. Calories in / calories out does not work, because it overlooks the effects of metabolism. He’s ignoring the actual biochemistry of how glucose works, how insulin works, how fat deposition works. You can eat a 100 calories a day and still put on weight.

  • It’s a crime that the press who always are banging on about “the need for investigative journalism” and “the need for free speech” are lame and imputant when it comes to a big breaking story such as this; where are the televised investigative programs giving the public the facts allowing us to decide what the truth is?
    Probably because it’s not a story slagging off some personality; thank heavens above for YouTube �� My understanding is that the first duty of any Government is “to protect its citizens” so where have “they” been while this has all been going on? Appears “they” have been complicit in the promotion of the lies and deceit behind eat less and move more; when will “they” wake up!

  • This type of information saved/transformed my life. My health was transformed so profoundly that I started my own YouTube channel telling my story.

  • All life on Earth is quickly coming to an END due to the Ozone Layer ( blue sky ) Depletion. 125 degrees Celcius in the sun and minus 100 Celcius in the shade.

  • Oddly, however Ancel Keys just died 2 months short of 101 years of age according to Wikipedia. Maybe he avoided industrial waste seed oils, the root cause of insulin resistance.

  • I wish Id understood diet as a young person, all my life Ive had weight issues, mostly from about the age of eight when my mother took on the USA dietary guidelines of low fat high carb shite. I even had a lap band and although I lost weight it was not without continual weight regain due to trying to eat grains etc. once i started a lower carb diet I lost weight more easily and never felt hungry. Since covid I gained weight as I started eating cereal and biscuits and bread again, gain 7 kilo!!! Im back on the low carb with intermittent fasting and its coming off again and I feel way better

  • OK you have it all wrong! I read the book “mastering diabetes“ and it changed my life. My A-1 C went from 13 to 8.6 in about a month. This diet is high starch low fat and it really really works! You need to read it before you put out your poison diet on the Internet! Because you were all wrong you’re the stupid one.!

  • One day it will be recognized that data re: the ‘science’ of climate change was contrived, massaged, and used to manipulate and bully people, who were/are labelled & demonized as ‘deniers’ by ones who had everything to gain. Big money trillions, at stake.

  • Can we get a paper published such that the journal that published inadequate research publishes a study showing that research to be inadequate?

  • Your fantastic overview of understanding covid-19, and the academic boredom of lock down spurred me to look into some of your nutritional lectures. This one is great and and puts science behind what as GP I have suspected from my own experience and that of patients. Thank you. Our nation is overridden with fast foods and high sugar and processed carbohydrates. We also have a high at risk population with chronic illness and obesitygenetically predisposed to insulin resistance, gout, heart disease…. our government and health authorities and nutritionists would do well to take heed from this information when developing ways to manage these issues. They are also the population at greatest risk to succumb to covid-19 virus.

  • The world is fueled with wheat, rice and corn. Billions of lives depend of them. In good or bad. What would happen, if tomorrow the World would wake up to low carb ideology?

    Is there enough food for the human race, if we all start eating low carb or keto diets?

  • I keep thinking “insulin resistance” is desirable: thinking it is resistance to producing insulin. So, now I think of it as “insulin persistence.” ���� A bad thing. To overcome “insulin persistence” keep carbs low. For me since I love carbs and fruits I keep carbs around 30-40 per day. I can still enjoy the fruits of the earth and the natural non-gmo, non-processed foods God gave us. Counting carbs. ��

  • Interestingly, T2diabetics were discouraged by their doctors from telling anyone about their health condition last century, and even recently I have been told I must be cheating to not have a healthy outcome from my diet. Thank you so much for this enlightening talk <3:))

  • Not all fats are good. I have always chosen high fat and not low fat, healthy, no salt, diet, etc. Eat the way God made the food not Satan’s fake unhealthy foodstuff-GMOs.

  • I think Nina Techoltz has studied the work of Ancel Keys and found the flaws in his research. Has Prof. Noakes gone further than she did?

  • Your use of sarcasm doesn’t help your argument. I’d like to see a real scientific argument with references of studies to show how you come too your conclusions and science to counter the science the pro lchf guys use. More science less sarcasm. You might be right but you’re not presenting it in solid way. Thanks.

  • I’ve been keto for 3 years after 61 years of overweight and LFHC diet recommendations. Went on keto in Jan 2017 and lost 50 pounds in 10 months and achieved my goal. My doctor, upon seeing the loss and my blood values, made a face when I told him I was doing keto. He had recommended IN WRITING in Jan 2017 a High Carb Low Fat regime…again.

    The one thing I DO worry about is…the keto, LC-HF, IF proponents are just as passionate as the low fat pushers used to be. I hope the new way of thinking is correct,because lay people like me who are getting advice from the internet depend on these new thinking doctors to be correct in recommending restricted-carb way of eating. My blood results seem to confirm low carb is the way to go…and my weight loss. Kept 50 pounds OFF by eating keto…now trying “carnivore” since I am not eating carbs anyway…

  • You need to do better than that Layne. You are essentially say eat less (control calories) and move more (create a calorie deficit).
    LCHF is the easiest way to control caloric intake. It is the easiest way to control BSL. It is the easiest way to be insulin sensitive or get back to being insulin sensitive.
    Carbs aren’t your friend. They eventually lead to metabiloc syndrome then type 2 diabetes later in life. Give it ten years when your body gets a bit older and see how you go with all those carbs. It’s a creeping death as the weight creeps on despite exercise and caloric control. Then you’ll change your mind.
    LCHF is great for maintaining weight, energy and mind clarity. It’s easy to do. Eat to satiety. Stable BSL. Stable weight. Much better than friggin around with counting calories all day filling out spreadsheets. FFS.

  • This is another reason why I respect Dr Stephen Phinney. Yes, he obviously promotes low carb, BUT he wouldn’t say we should ALL be on it. He even says in one other video that he’d dislike having a diet named after him..

    Therefore, to me at least, this dude doesn’t have a hidden agenda, this isn’t a business op for him. He comes across as very genuine and passionate in helping people get healthier.

    In a sea of quacks, it is great to come across this dude….Also, he has a soothing voice, very digestible. ;D

  • Could some one please, from Low Carb Down Under, explain why this video link I am putting below, is put in with LCDU next to Tim Noakes video?

  • De nombreuses études montraient déjà dans les années 60 les conséquences d’une alimentation riche en sucre. Jamais enseignées dans les facs. Gâchis de science, gâchis de vies…

  • Hint to Dr. Noakes: To appeal to a broader market, like the U.S., it would help if Dr. Noakes used units of Triglyceride measurement (specifically md/dL) that we are most familiar with. That, or at least mention somewhere in your video how one can convert Triglycerides (meq/L) to the much more recognized mg/dL. I’ve googled a search on how to do the conversion and came up empty-handed.

  • It’s hard to watch white men singing, this train is bound for glory. That’s kind of like Monsanto or Coca-Cola singing, this train is bound for glory. And besides that’s an annoying version of the song. So even though I love you and your content I wish I can stop hearing that song. Also that’s kind of white version of History.

  • Thank u Professor. I have been on a low carb hi fat diet for 4 months, I cycle a lot and have lost 20 kgs.
    My mind is sharp, have got tons of energy and am feeling extremely well.
    Government have lied, my heart now breaks when I see people that are very overweight knowing they do have a choice.
    Well done Tim.

  • I think the “Edward H Ahrens” you mention near the end, was probably “Pete” Ahrens, again who Gary Taubes talked about quite a bit. Pete Ahrens tried to dissuade McGovern’s group in 1975 from implementing their “low-fat wonder diet”: I see John Farquhar; who did later work with Reaven; mentioned in the 1961 Ahrens paper. He would have been an interesting person to also talk to.

    This bio of “Pete” Ahrens http://www.epi.umn.edu/cvdepi/bio-sketch/ahrens-edward-h/ is by the Minnesota crowd; Ancel Keys’ cheergroup: I think it was Ancel Keys’ chief helper who collated these bios of folks; it is a surprisingly kindly obituary from the Minnesota gang.

  • thanks very much for this. Margaret Albrink was mentioned by Gary Taubes: he admired her work; one got the sense she pushed aside. Thanks for describing in detail her work; sadly one finds Peter T Kuo later talking of statins and lowering LDL in 1994. A nice obituary to Dr Albrink here https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sfgate/obituary.aspx?n=margaret-albrink&pid=162003215

  • Insulin resistance can be correlated to infamation of the gut. Researching papers on diebetics to find what sort of diet the human should eat is an exercise in logical fallacy.. Treat your gut correctly, your immune system works as it should and you wont suffer from desease that is so acceptable nowadays. Animal fats irritate the bowel.

  • Awesome. Fascinating. Brilliant. So disturbing that this information has been hidden for so many years! Thank you so much Dr. Noakes for standing ground and bringing this information to the fore.

  • Has anyone experience with using ketogenic diet for non-endurance sports? Kickboxing, weightlifting, wrestling… Where you need a lot of energy in a short amount of time? Because I found I can train for 2 hours on a keto diet but I couldnt make as many squads and pushups and kicks in a row as when I am eating lots of carbs…

  • my grandmother died of diabetes complication when i waa six years old, it was a both saddening and infuriating that the disease could have been reversed if only science spread this antisugar knowledge as common knowledge.

  • to me no more join pains after going full carnivorous even with intense gymnastics training. thanks tim noakes and many others a million times.

  • Thank you Prof. for this brilliant analysis. In medical school it was always a mystery to me why the 1st line drug for hypertensives was a diuretic. No one could explain this to me. I now realize it is because of hyperinsulinemia and its effect on the kidney: elevation of plasma insulin concentration within the physiological range has a marked antinatriuretic action.  Incredible that all this valuable information has been suppressed to further an erroneous, harmful, and fatal agenda.  I am even more amazed and disgusted that almost all MDs are still clueless re the detrimental effects of high carbohydrates causing hyperinsulinemia and insulin resistance with resultant chronic disease.  Drs. Atkins and Kraft were geniuses.  Atkins was vilified by the med establishment and Kraft’s work was ignored.

  • Prof. Noakes, you have been my hero since I watched The Magic Pill! To go against everything that had been drilled into our brains for decades and put everything on the line for what you knew to be the truth was just so inspirational for me and so many people!

  • If triglyceride levels were found to be such a great marker of CVD risk already in the 1950’s and 60’s, what I don’t understand is why this connection not always replicated using today’s science tools which are much more powerful.

    For example (taken from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4911828/#!po=3.75000):

    “The results from the largest Emerging Risk Factors Collaboration which assessed over 300,000 participants from 68 prospective studies found a CAD hazard ratio (HR) of 1.37 (95% confidence interval [95% CI]: 1.31–1.42) with increased TG, which attenuated to an insignificant hazard of 0.99 (95% CI: 0.94–1.05) after adjustment for HDL-C and non-HDL-C. This largest epidemiological study thus concluded that “for population-wide assessment of vascular risk, TG measurement provides no additional information about vascular risk with given knowledge of HDL-C and TC levels, although there may be separate reasons to measure TG concentration (e.g., prevention of pancreatitis).”

    I wonder what could be the reason for this discrepancy…

  • They can’t attack the scientific outcomes, so they personally attack the individual scientist. Congratulations to Dr. Noakes for not giving up even though he was viciously attacked.

  • Do not listen to any Scientist. You are a walking lab. You know what to eat. Medical, Pharma, Food industry, FDA are all liars. They are all after profit.

  • Am a huge fan of low carb, Dr. Noakes, and more recently Dr. Ron Rosedale, Roger Unger, Jason Fung, Benjamin Bikman.
    What I don’t understand is this extremely alternative view from the folks at Mastering Diabetes.
    Please check this: https://youtu.be/DWiiEIh2e_8.
    They are promoting a high carb diet and showcasing 100 years of studies that improve insulin sensitivity by following a high carb plant-based diet.
    I am flabbergasted. Can anyone explain this, please? Thanks

  • How frustrated can Dr. Noakes be? Dietitians Australia has to be the worst of them all. I cannot believe the garbage food they recommend.

  • One of the reasons I am no longer obese is your courage in standing up against the current medical establishment dietary guidelines. I became Keto. Thank you so very, very much. I was born in 1949 too and I can look forward to a much more satisfying and longer life. HbA1c is 5.4.

  • you are such an inspiration! I get all emotional when I watch your trial ( lost my dad 6 months ago but I won’t get into that let’s just say the medical profession let him down). As for Ancel Keys, I think he had a lot of support and he was put into a position of power for a reason and I have a feeling it was for Pharmaceuticals and Governments. I just hope that people continue this health revolution and stand up to big pharma and corporations that have stolen our birthright to health from us and chained us to ill health. By the way since when did people as a whole consensus hand over our health to a GP or pharmaceutical company or a government? And why are people like Prof. Tim Noakes a threat to them when he is true to the human diet? And I feel sorry for those who don’t have the courage to make a stand. If only they knew that together we are united in strength. There is a ripple effect, and it already has started, you can only cover up the truthful medical research for so long, eventually, people will come out and tell it.

  • I was glued to the screen, on free YouTube thank you!!, and many a time paused and cross referenced other material.
    I’m not even a doctor LOL but so very interesting in this because it affects me, Prof. Noakes you are an inspiration to me and indeed many others.
    Thank you, and I look forward to further instalments.
    Yours most sincerely,
    Ted Dekker

  • God bless you and protect you, doctor Noaks. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities against powers and rulers of darkness of this world.

  • Ive cut down on carbs and it seems to have done a good bit for my health, i think you are onto something here. Problem is, carbs are everywhere… i mainly avoid starchy foods like bread and pasta which i dont really miss anyway. I havent given up my small portions of fruit as a pudding, i really cant give up on strawberries! I did however give up processed carbs and so glad i did ☺

  • but crossfit was proven to be harmful due to the damage it does to the muscles and tendons, and those materials going to the kidneys and causing some sort of disease, idk, I’m not a doctor
    you should really look into it

  • Reminds me of a saying, something like, “The lie wins the race before the truth finishes tying its laces.”
    If you’re motivated by selfishness, you’re not concerned with methodology and proving or disapproving a hypothesis. You’re just using corrupt science as a propaganda tool. Those looking for the truth and who are concerned with the well bring of others, take their time to present the most factually accurate information possible.

  • There’s no such thing as “insulin resistance”, Stupid! It’s just gross deficiency of chromium caused by consumption of refined carbohydrates. Carbs aren’t bad but rather they are BEST but ONLY in non-refined form.

  • Excellent can’t wait for more, just a question on Gerald Reaven M.D. on reading Syndrome X he is aderment that saturated fat clogs up the arteries, bit disappointed with the book as he states that less carbohydrates ease/cure Syndrome X, so why diss Atkins as well, surely he knew that fat is not the driver of atherosclerosis, inflammation is, which is part and parcel of Syndrome X (insulin resistance)?

  • A single low carb healthy fat doctor in my city and I can’t get access to him cause he’s an interventional cardiologist. I may as well live on Mars.

  • I came upon your research 6 years ago and it changed my life. As a slightly overweight child I was put on an experimental diet by a foremost ‘expert’. The diet included 90% NO fat carbohydrates (10% lean protein). Despite being active I gained 50 pounds in 1 year (which was incredible considering my age) and only came off the diet after my mother (the head ER nurse of a large hospital) became concerned with my blood test results.

  • Great content. When I started losing weight I turned to a low carb diet and quickly realized that wasn’t the best decision for me. Now I eat my macros in moderation and I’ve lost 30 pounds.

  • My body is very unpredictable. I’m natural skinny but what that “slim thick” look. 4 year into my journey I’ve learned that everyone’s body is different for sure. With mine, if I only stick with healthy Fats, healthy Carbs, and healthy Calories, this honestly only slims me down back to being skinny. I’ve tested this multiple times and everytime I go back to eating high calories unhealthy foods like greasy cheese burgers, pasta, white bread, bag of chips, and other unhealthy foods, I find myself gaining. So don’t always stick with a strict diet like only proteins and low calories if you in a similar situation like me.

  • Thank you GODs princess. I cut out carbs and hypoglycemia made me pay for it lol. I was feeling so bad, so drained I thought I caught covid-19 lol. The LORD revealed to me of what it was. Thank you coach! ��

  • Thanks for the info about carbs. I get hung up on what is an okay amount of fat (butter and oils) to burn body fat (along with protein and healthy carbs, of course). From what I can tell, Jeff Cavalier only says to have 40% protein, 40% fiberous carbs and 20% starchy carbs…not even a whisper about fats. Some help would be appreciated. Thanks!

  • As a carb addict (and it does become glucose in short order in one’s mouth), I stay far far far away from carbs. Last year I went keto, and I’ll never go back. My cravings are virtually gone, and I don’t miss being prediabetic. Oh, yeah, and I lost 50 lbs. Grains are my personal devil. One size definitely does not fit all. Your truth, not mine.

  • I’m Vegetarian myself, I do not eat eggs either. My protein comes from beans, lentils, tofu and lots of other carbs which i consume right amount everyday since daily requirement of protein is 20% and it works for me perfectly. Thanks for the video.

  • Carbs makes you fat depends on how much of them you eat. As vegan a lot of my protein comes from carbs and even with that I can have a good weight by eating the right amount and kind. Portions portions

  • Very helpful…but clarify more the right times to eat the cabs…what to have before workouts? for example, besides protein shakes…just a tip…thanks!