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I loved this – when describing the two study diets, which differed markedly in carb content (10% vs. 53%), the authors said they were similar in energy, protein, and “FOOD PROFILE,” meaning low-processed, lower-glycemic foods.

Non-industrial foods.

Hunger-free Diet(s).


Visceral adiposity and metabolic syndrome after very high-fat and low-fat isocaloric diets: a randomized controlled trial (Veum et al., 2016)


What happens when you give up industrial foods and start following a Hunger-free Diet (regardless of carbz)?






And le saturated fat? Industrial foods are the problem, not saturated fat. One group went from 48 to 31 grams per day (LFHC), the other group went from 42 to 81 (VLCHF): all metabolic parameters improved in both groups.



Even their livers shrank:



My only qualm: everyone lost a bit of muscle. NOT SURPRISING when you cut calories & protein and don’t exercise. Protein dropped by about ~25 grams in both groups. When you cut calories, you need to up protein or start lifting heavy shit otherwise you’ll lose muscle. The ketonez won’t help.



calories proper


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  • Pedro Luis Schütz

    That is, paleo is the first step to follow …

    • sure! but also, I see nothing inherently bad in general about dairy, nightshades, etc

      • Pedro Luis Schütz

        Right, “primal” would be the most appropriate term ….

  • James Wainwright

    Biggest common factor in both groups was >95% reduction in added sugar.

    • I’m increasingly coming to the point that it’s “industrial foods,” and there’s really no other ‘better’ phrase to describe it

      • Eve

        Including Quest Hero bars and confectionary allulose concoctions?

        • am currently writing an article about allulose — will post soon!

          • Eve

            Is there a tl;dr version to tide us over?

          • [it’s a short article] 🙂