On the heels of my latest post, I want to toss out a falsifying idea.
The idea that needs falsifying, again and all the time, is the notion that low carbohydrate dietary intake is required to measure ketones such that you’re considered “in ketosis.”
- Nothing gets you into ketosis faster than not eating anything
- You can get into very deep ketosis on a 100% pure sugar diet, provided you aren’t eating enough sugar
These are very important distinctions and the ignorance of them, promotion of the ignorance, making money off the ignorance, and doing fucktarded videos for fucktards—like Jimmy Moore and “Dr.” Adam Nally do—is what I’m about right now.
I can’t get fucking Tom Naughton to help—he can viscerally tolerate the sight of Jimmy with his shirt off—so I’m on my own.
This is not a critique of Low Carb. This is a critique of larceny and obfuscation going back decades, perpetuated by low carbers.
They should have just said:
- Keep the carbs low
- Don’t worry about the fat
- Keep the protein pretty high
- You’re likely to end up eating less, less often, and so you could lose fat weight because of eating less, less often
But no. No, fuck no! It’s gotta be Fuckin’ Magic.
It was always stupid fucking magic.
But here’s the deal and where the cleverness and larceny come in.
- Ketones are a by-product of fat metabolism, both dietary fat and body fat
- Ergo, we can sell the shit out of eating hyper-high fat and drinking ketones and we can also sell test strips and people can prove to themselves they have ketogenic levels of ketones even if they are stuffing their faces and gaining weight
- We can sell this to gluttons, especially to older fat ladies who can never seem to lose weight
This could be number 4, but it requires certain emphasis because it sheds light on the core evil of charlatans like Jimmy Moore and “Doc” Nally:
The trick is in the low carb, high fat, and limited protein. Protein is not really a limit because of gluconeogenesis kicking them out of ketosis.
The reason these evil shysters like Moore and Nally want you to limit protein is because it risks displacing fat intake—low carb being an easy given in the paradigm—and displacing fat intake with highly satiating protein risks you not showing ketones if you’re stuffing your fucking face like a moron while helping Jimmy and Adam be evil fucks in various places on the Internet.
Being in the Device Club—able to post pics of your LCD screen in approved fashion—is paramount. It’s part of the evil marketing strategy.
Don’t be a ketotard.
…Ever do a potato hack? I have. Tim Steele has the goods there. It’s a fun experiment of 5 days or so. Because of its low protein, I would not recommend it for longer than that, unless obese. Then, months are fine, because preservation of lean mass is not a concern. You already have plenty by virtue of hauling around your own fat ass.
A few days ago I bought a bunch of fruit: watermelon, apples, oranges, apricots, peaches, and nectarines. Plus, a tub of dates. It’s all I have been eating the past couple of days and it turns out it’s pretty damn similar to the potato hack. It turns out for me that when I’m done for the day, even though I don’t feel that same satisfaction I get from a ribeye steak or pork chop, that I’m OK. I don’t want any more. And, it turns out so far, it’s in the 1,300 – 1,500 calorie range, which is 800-1,000 off my average maintenance.
Am I in ketosis? Of course, and I don’t need test strips. That level of caloric deficit will always have you in ketosis, no matter what you are eating.
Not only does low carb have nothing to do with it, I’m shoving it in your face as a falsifying object lesson.
Stop. Being. Fucking. Stupid.