Constipation on keto: you are doing it wrong!

It’s a touchy subject, and one of the most popular on several keto groups on Facebook. Constipation seems to be one of the common side effects of a ketogenic diet, but is really true? Removing carbohydrates sources from the average Western diet is often compensated by eating more vegetables. Vegetables are good, right? Doctors tell us to eat more and more vegetables, fibre have to be good for us, right? Wait a minute, aren’t they the same doctors who tell us to eat a low fat, high carb diet, avoid saturated fats and use seed oils? I’m afraid the recommendations for more fibre in our diet have pretty much the… Read More

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Religion and food: a marriage made in hell

What you think it would happen if the religious believes of a church would influence the Australian dietary guidelines? Well, that’s exactly what the Seventh-day Adventist church is doing, bending science to their goal: no meat for anyone. The Seventh-day Adventist church promotes a vegetarian/vegan diet, and that’s fine, other religions have similar dogmas, like not eating some kind of meat for Muslims and fasting at Ramadan, not eating meat on Fridays for the Catholics, not eating seafood without scales or mixing dairy and meat together for Jews. The problems start when a religious beliefs is pushed (through Seventh-day Adventist church Food Industry arm supports Sanitarium) and becomes part of… Read More

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More vegetable and less meat don’t slow cancer progression

The result of a two year study just presented at the American Urological Association (AUA) 2018 Annual Meeting are bad news for the proponents of a vegetarian or vegan diet as a way to fight cancer. Dr. Kellogg Parsons from the University of California San Diego, followed men with prostate cancer for two years: one group was eating seven serves of vegetables a day, with the hope that this largely vegetarian diet could slow down the progression of their cancer. The results were disappointing: “There was no significant effect on 2-year clinical progression in active surveillance,” Parsons explained. This follows another large study with 130,000 men, study that found no… Read More

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Is it possible to follow a vegan or vegetarian keto diet?

Strangely enough, since I’ve started coaching the keto lifestyle I’ve met a quite large number of vegan that changed their mind and decided to go embrace animal proteins, with a not insignificant few deciding to go zero carbs, i.e. meat only. Now, this isn’t a post where I want to discuss pros and cons of eating meat, I recognize there are some people who make choices based on their ethic or religious believes rather than pursuing healthy living or weight loss. The fundamental question is: is it possible to follow a vegan or vegetarian keto diet? Short answer: yes, is quite possible to eat keto if you are vegetarian; no,… Read More

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