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John Burns
Posted 10/2/2020 20:44 (#8526832 - in reply to #8525913)
Subject: ketogenic vs other stuff

Pittsburg, Kansas

A lot of "health" things get mixed in with a ketogenic diet that really are not necessary to be in nutritional ketosis.

A ketogenic diet is one that has carbohydrate consumption low enough so the the liver produces ketones for use as fuel as an alternative to glucose.

So in that respect any food is fine as long as the carbohydrate load is low enough to be in nutritional ketosis. Of course that means most high carb foods are totally excluded because even a tiny portion would be too much.

Peanut butter is not bad in small enough quantities as far as staying in ketosis is concerned. A ketogenic diet is just a very low carb version of a low carb diet. Peanut butter would fit very well into a low carb diet. It would also fit into a ketogenic diet as long as the portion was small enough and other carbs were also limited. Most people that are metabolically healthy will be in ketosis at something under 50 grams carbs per day. A diabetic, someone metabolically unhealthy, my require 20 or below. That means if you want to be in ketosis the peanut butter portion has to be pretty limited, but doable.

All of the other stuff, avoiding vegetable oils, avoiding nuts, avoiding lectins, avoiding whatever, really have little to nothing to do with a ketogenic diet. They are just other things related to health the gurus and doctors talk about that piggyback along with a ketogenic diet.

A ketogenic diet is ultra simple. Just cut out the carbs.


Edited by John Burns 10/2/2020 20:47
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