[Preview] Should you eat keto or low carb?

[Preview] Should you eat keto or low carb?

July 23, 2019 5 By William Morgan


As I mentioned
ketogenic diets are huge
and I firmly believe that they can be
very beneficial for weight loss,
for all kinds of health conditions,
but so can low-carb.
I think sometimes we forget about low-carb.
I think some of it may have to do
with how do you define a ketogenic diet.
There’s different definitions.
From the people I’ve talked to,
let’s say most people would… maybe 20 g
or less per day as a ketogenic diet.
I don’t know, some people would say
it depends on the individual,
and that’s kind of how I feel
because people will produce ketones
at different carb levels,
depending on lots of things,
insulin sensitivity and how active they are.
But let’s say 20 g or less per day.
And over that it would be like a very low-carb
to low-carb diet.
So I think they can both be beneficial.
You need to find what works best for you.
You know when we do diet studies
comparing low-carb or ketogenic diets,
it’s always compared to a high carb diet
whatever it is.
To the Mediterranean diet or to the Dash diet
or to a low-fat diet.
It’s never comparing less than 20 g per day
to 50 g per day.
I don’t know if that study
is ever going to get done,
I think we’d all be interested in it,
but I think also I would suspect
that if you did like a crossover study
where you had people follow each
for a month
with the washout period in between,
you would find that some people did better
in terms of blood sugar, weight,
just how they felt overall, with a very,
very low-carb ketogenic diet
and others would do better with a little more
moderate intake of carbs
and then some would have
really no difference.
And I just think it is important
to keep in mind.