Thanks for the compliment.

I am not sure why people would think keto would automatically make them thinner.

Metabolic flexibility, so the body can burn carbs or fat equally easily, is just a useful and healthy thing to have.

But losing fat is about forcing the body to us stored tissue. One can lose fat on any diet, but keto is easiest in my opinion, and has a host of other benefits.

I'll head off to read your posts now to see if I can learn more. Cheers.

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Keto won't take off fat any more than a standard diet will if the calorie intake isn't in a deficit.

Limiting carbs will limit the insulin response and so limit fat storage, but that is only half the equation.

Burning the fat stored in our body is the other half and that's about a deficit, best to be done as 500 cal restriction per day, but also exercise a few times a week to offset metabolic slowdown by the thyroid.

I am very aware that it is different for everyone. I was hoping my article didn't imply that it was a blanket approach. Just what worked for me.

Thanks for the comment.

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Great article.

It explains why two foods may be listed as having the same calories, because they were burnt in a lab and the energy was measured, but those foods in our bodies may have different digestive pathways and so be completely different energy values.

A lump of broccoli, and a small piece of cake, may have the same energy content, same calories, in a book, but the cake will get digested more completely in our body than the broccoli.

Broccoli has more indigestable fibre, cake has no fibre at all and is mostly simple sugars.

I didn't write that very well, but I did enjoy your article.

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Darren Hughes

Darren Hughes

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